Happy belated Father’s day to all those dads out there, especially fathers of girls! God Bless you! I am only now realizing with two girls of my own what my sister and I must have put my father through during our younger years. Who knew drama started so young and hair pulling, wow! My girls never cease to amaze me. There were a things my sister and I had heard over and over growing up and I swore I would NEVER say as a parent. Don’t we all find ourselves saying this once we become parents? For me, it is the simple statement, “GIRLS!!!” Yes, just girls but it is not the word that sunk it, it was always the tone. The very disgusted, you are driving me nuts, tone of voice mom or dad always used to have. Yes, that is me, now, saying it to my own girls.
Gosh, I’m turning into my parents and it is quite frightening, but I so get it now. Girls are mean and catty and frustrating. Being one and raised with another one, there is nothing quite like sisterhood and the friendship that comes from it. I mean sure, you can say things to your sister that no one else can get away with, to this day that continues with my own sister. Not many people can get away with telling someone after the birth of their first child that they looked like they got hit by a truck. Yes, she said that to me not even hours after birth. Don’t worry, I returned the favor when she had her first.
You have to admit that it is true, fathers of daughters really go through a lot. They have to learn many new skills and traits that I don’t think come naturally. My hubby is learning as my girls are forcing it upon him. I don’t think he realized that the way he talks to them matters, his tone of voice matters, the words he uses matters, when he says it matters. Yes the sensitive, emotions of a female body. Words and actions mean a lot to girls….well he’s learning that and actually is doing quite well at it.
Raising girls has to be one of the most challenging, and may I add rewarding and yet important jobs a man can have. So happy fathers day to my lovely husband and happy belated fathers day to my own dad, a dad of two wonderfully, dramatic and catty girls as well. We love you!
Now moving on to this beauty. In honor of fathers day, I made a manly meal (slightly chic and healthy). I present to you Philly Cheese Steak with balsamic glazed greens. A grill, a hearty piece of meat, caramelized veggies, melted cheese and fresh greens. So amazing, it could make you cry or maybe just a hormonal pregnant lady (ME). Either way this manly meal is sure to win over the hearts of anyone in your life. The best news of all, it is very quick to throw together. Especially if the veggies are prepped ahead and ready for the pan.
And because I know I am going to be bombarded by questions on corn. I’ll just address it here as you see it in the picture. Corn technically is classified as a starchy vegetable. Besides the vitamin C and fiber it doesn’t pack a ton of nutrients, but that doesn’t mean it can’t add a little flavor. I am a firm believer that food is meant to be enjoyed, something we look forward to, and most importantly something that feeds our bodies well.
Corn is still a living food, a real food, grown from the earth without modification (well non-GMO corn that is). Therefore, when in season and fresh, corn can be a good addition to a weeknight meal. Would I make it a staple, no, but a great flavor boost when needed or on occasion. I mean lets be honest, if you refuse to eat homegrown sweet corn in the midwest you could possibly be considered one of the biggest outcasts in the state. I mean we do live in the corn belt and all.
So go light up that grill and get this Philly Cheesesteak Salad cooking tonight!
- 1 green pepper
- 1 red pepper
- 1 sweet onion
- 1 pkg sliced mushrooms
- 1-2 Tbsp coconut oil
- 2 steaks (of choice)
- 4 slices provolone cheese
- Chopped Greens
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- salt & pepper, to taste
- Cut peppers and onions into strips.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat and add oil.
- Once oil is hot, add onions, peppers and sliced mushrooms. Cook until tender.
- Meanwhile grill steaks seasoned with salt and pepper.
- Chop greens and mix together dressing in a bowl (combine all ingredients with a whisk).
- Drizzle dressing over greens and plate.
- Top greens with sliced steak, provolone cheese and caramelized veggies.