Dad is Screaming for Ice Cream (with Encouragement)

Happy Father’s Day! Make sure to tell your Dad how much he means to you today and everyday!

I love that both days that honor parents are one Sundays, because that means I can learn in church some great life lessons about them and I end up loving this day and being reminded of how much this day actually means (it is not just a greeting card holiday)

I am my daddy’s girl through and through. My daddy is the lovable enforcer who pushes me to my limits. And I couldn’t be more grateful for that. He doesn’t take my nonsense, and he is my biggest supporter (well tied with my mom). I honestly think my dad believes I can do anything I put my mind to. Which is great because sometimes I don’t think that and I should. So he makes me put my faith back in myself.

Take a conversation we have after pretty much after every exam I take:

Me: I had my (insert class subject here) exam today (said in a rather timid tone)

Dad: So you aced it right! (said totally confident with no doubts)

Me: Ha very funny. I did my best and studied really hard so we will see

Dad: You know you did great

Well I never know if I have done great, especially for the first exam in any class.  And especially this semester, biochemistry almost tore me apart, but both of my parents remained confident in my abilities and my study habits.  That made me work even harder and when I had this conversation for the first time this summer at home about biochem final I knew the grades were up but too scared to look.  My dad’s convo made me go and look and well I got the highest grade on the final in the class and pulled off not just an A- but an A. So thanks Dad for always having confidence in me and giving me your strength when I need more than just my own.

So what have I cooked up for this very special weekend? Well I have my dad to thank for supper last night! My first flirtation with Salmon! Grilled to perfection!

I had it over Romaine lettuce with sauteed zucchini, peas (also grown by dad), and a yellow bell pepper. I will be having salmon again and soon!

Now I always make something for my parents on there special days. For Mother’s Day I made homemade bagels…

But my dad LOVES ice cream. I wanted to make an ice cream cake but we leave early Tuesday morning for Europe so i made 6 little chocolate ice cream cupcakes!

My Very Own Creation

  Ingredients:

  • The ingredients needed to make your favorite cupcakes
  • Your favorite ice cream variety (or what will go best with the cake flavor – dad wanted vanilla)

How To:

  • Bake the cupcakes and allow them to cool completely
  • crumble half of the cupcakes up into large pieces of cupcake
  • A couple hours (2 -3) before serving top the still in tack cupcakes with slightly softened ice cream
  • Top the ice cream with the pieces of cupcake you crumbled
  • Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for a few hours
  • Take out of the freezer and serve and enjoy!

What did you do for your dad today?

What does your dad do for you that you cannot be more grateful for?

What is your dad’s favorite food?

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