Fathers Day Get Your Grill On Meal Plan

FATHERS DAY-GET-YOUR-GRILL ON - MEAL PLAN- AND GIFT IDEAS FOR DAD

There is something about Fathers Day and a home cooked dinner on the grill. {Kind of makes me wish Mothers Day was in June/July} I just love a good grilled dinner.

I have gathered up our “Fathers Day Get Your Grill On Meal Plan” and because I adore you of course I’m sharing it! Plan ahead and save yourself the stress of “what’s for dinner”.

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Fathers Day Get Your Grill On Meal Plan

These Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs from Cooking Classy just look scrumptious. Pineapple, red onion, peppers, and chicken in a hawaiian bbq glaze. We will be substituting the soy sauce in the glaze with Eden Foods Organic Tamari.

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As soon the weather breaks my kids start asking for corn on the cob – I mean, come on think about it there are not many foods one can safely pick up, eat with your hands, and your mom won’t yell at you for doing so. I can’t really blame them for loving it.

While this grilled corn from Eating On a Dime does look amazing I am not entirely sure if we will use the aluminum foil method or not. We may actually opt to soak the husks and corn in cold water as we normally do. We soak the corn for several hours and then grill the soaked corn still in the husks placing the whole thing directly on the grill {it is usually our referred method as it locks in a great deal of flavor from the husk} but, this foil idea would certainly save on clean up and prevent the burning of ones hands upon peeling the hot husks off.

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We love cole slaw! ColeSlaw is incredibly easy, economical, and can serve a crowd with minimal effort. While, I could certainly cut/shred all of the cabbage myself – I have recently taken a liking to the bagged premixed cabbage {I know shocking, right?! Remember work smarter NOT harder}. The bagged cabbage from our local grocer is fresh, tastes great, inexpensive, and a whole lot less messy {yes, even with the use of our food processor}.

If you still prefer to shred your own and have not tried using a food processor I  highly recommend it!! The pieces of cabbage will be evenly shredded and it will save you a whole lot of cutting.

Homestead Cole Slaw Recipe - quick-easy-great for summer dinners - and backyard- bbq

Homestead ColeSlaw Recipe

Homestead ColeSlaw Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 bags Deli Fresh ColeSlaw Bagged Mix (we use Fresh Express)
  • 1 Additional Bag of Purple Cabbage Shreds
  • or use 1 Head Green Cabbage, 1 Head Purple
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 Carrot Shredded
  • 2 16 oz Marzetti ColeSlaw Salad Dressing

Instructions

  1. Carefully add cabbage to large mixing bowl.
  2. Thinly slice the onion and then add to bowl with cabbage
  3. Shred 2-3 Carrots into the same bowl as mentioned above
  4. Add 1.5 jars of Marzetti Coleslaw Salad Dressing and gently toss.
  5. Refrigerate for approx 15 minutes to blend flavors
  6. Serve and Eat {add salt and pepper as desired}
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Our kids will be over the moon excited to sink their teeth into this Gluten Free Strawberry Short Cake. Basically a gluten free biscuit {gf flour, salt, milk, baking powder, and salt} What the Fork Blog uses xanthum gum but, I will omit this as I try not to use a lot of the ‘gums’ in my baking/cooking – from my experience I have found most recipes come out just fine without it.

Fresh strawberries and homemade whipped cream – I can almost taste it already. Another perk to Fathers Day in June…FRESH Strawberries! Good thing at My Happy Homestead we love our Dad!

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How to Make Salt Dough Fossils

How To Make Salt Dough FossilsI have wanted to make salt dough fossils for quite sometime. We are currently studying ‘Flying Creatures’ for science and making nature fossils seemed to be a perfect fit. I also teach at a local homeschool co-op once a week and we made this same salt dough recipe in class – 3 batches of salt dough later I think I have mastered the recipe and wanted to share it with you!

It is easy to work with, rolls out great, bakes up nicely, and provided hours of entertainment for many little people. Speaking of entertainment, did you make our best ever play-doh? We are due to make another batch soon. In the summer months we like to take our dough experiences outdoors for a messy, hands on, multi-sensory learning experience.

Whether you are looking to make nature fossils, cute baby foot print momentos, or ornaments – this recipe will surely be a hit for the whole family.

My head is already spinning with ideas. After all, Mothers day is just around the corner…I’m thinking a layered handprint casting is on order at My Happy Homestead stay tune for more!

How to Make Salt Dough

How to Make Salt Dough Fossils

How to Make Salt Dough Fossils

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups of flour
  • 1 Cup of Salt
  • 1-2 Cups of Water {depending on the humidity in the air - we used approx. 1 3/4 C}

Instructions

  1. Measure dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Gradually add water to dry mixture.
  3. Mix with hands {it's just more fun that way} and it assures the perfect consistency. When it feel slightly moist {not dry} and not too sticky you're good to go.
  4. Roll or Pat out dough to approx 1/4in thickness. Use cookie cutters, knives, etc. for your idea shape. Press nature, hands, thumb prints, and small objects in dough until desired imprint is achieved. Careful to not push too hard and puncture the dough.
  5. Bake at 325 degrees on parchment lined cookie sheet for 2 hours
  6. Let cool. Paint with Acrylic Paint {we used water colors paint that worked too}
  7. Seal with Modge Podge.
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Homestead Kids Learn How to Make and Can Strawberry Raspberry Spiced Jam

Homestead Kids Learn How to Make Strawberry Raspberry Spiced Jam

Join us as our homestead kids learn how to make jam.

I didn’t grow up canning it was a craft that both inspired and scared me to pieces. In fact, the entire process was somewhat of a mystery to me. If we go to the store and buy jam off the shelf it’s sealed – bam, done! No thought… no appreciation for the entire process.

The combination of being intrigued by the process, my love for learning, and my ever growing desire to be more self reliant  – I knew the time had come; I had to learn how to can. If we were growing our own food it only made sense that I would naturally want to preserve it for the weeks, months, and year to come.

However, more importantly than that I knew it was a skill I wanted to pass onto our children. As it is not only my desire to teach them ‘how to’ can but, to give them the tools to not only survive but, thrive.

May they never take for granted the simple process of buying food from the grocery store but, always have a natural curiosity and appreciation for how it all works.

Are you new to canning?

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Homestead Kids; Learn How to Make and Can Jam

 

Spiced Strawberry/ Raspberry Jam

Yield: approx. 5

Serving Size: 1/2 pints

Spiced Strawberry/ Raspberry Jam

Ingredients

  • 5 Cups Fresh/ Frozen Berries
  • 1/2 tsp. ground all spice
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 box of powdered fruit pectin
  • 1/2 tsp butter
  • 7 C. sugar

Instructions

  1. In a large sauce pan or dutch oven, combine berries and spices. Add pectin and butter to the sauce pan too.
  2. Bring to a full boil on high heat - stirring continuously.
  3. Stir in 7 Cups of sugar {you will NOT want to skimp on the sugar as your jam may not thicken as it should}
  4. Return to a full boil and boil for 2 minutes exactly.
  5. Removed pan/dutch oven from heat and skim off any foam that is on top. {I give this part to the kids to eat}
  6. Cap, seal , and process in a water bath for 5 minutes...

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How to Make and Can Spiced Strawberry Jam