This week we are all making things that were/are our Father’s favorite.
My Father passed away last November so when Isabel first announced the theme I was a bit apprehensive about how it might make me feel.
I knew I was dreading the approaching Father’s Day since it will be the first one without him so I thought focusing any more attention on it would make the day much harder for me. But you know what? It actually made me happy.
Instead of thinking about how much I miss him, I was thinking about the things he loved to eat, and boyyyy did he like burgers!!
Wait, did I say like?
I meant LOVE.
They really were his favorite thing to eat. You could keep your filet or rib eye, no lobster for him, just make him a good ol’ juicy burger and he was a happy happy man!!
My Dad was my biggest supporter in everything thing I do, especially my food blog.
When I told him it was what I wanted to do he was first in line to say “You can do it!”.
He really was a special man. I used to love him coming downstairs when I was cooking dinner and asking, “What experiment are we having tonight?”. That was what spurred me on to make different types of burgers. I wanted to give my Dad different versions of his favorite food.
When we moved from Southern California to Western Washington there was a lot of food I missed.
Mexican of course, but I couldn’t find good gyros anywhere near me!
I used to have gyros at least a couple of times a month when I lived in California but had never experimented with the flavors at home because I could get it whenever I wanted and was actually a bit nervous (for some reason) to try to create those flavors at home.
Well, all of that fear went out the window when I moved and there were no gyros to be found anywhere.
Into my kitchen I went and 6 years later this is what came out.
Now there is a great Greek place in town, but I think it might be nicer to stay home with the family, a burger, and a great glass of wine!