Father's Day Garden Feast

Happy Father's Day, everyone!

For Father's Day in our household, I gave my hub the best gift of all: the opportunity to grill a delicious meal for me.  ;)

It was lovely out, so we spent some time in the garden today doing some bigger projects, and at the end of the day we took home a hefty harvest for our dinner.  As we were leaving, Meredith told us "I don't think you harvested enough food!"  And we were all like:
 

For dinner, we started with a lovely appetizer of fresh radishes (from the garden!) chopped up with some French gray salt, part of a salt kit that was a gift from my sis for Christmas.  Thanks, Jen!

Moving on, we had a lovely salad of spinach, lettuce, purslane, and basil (all from the garden!) with a homemade salad dressing.  Simple but refreshingly delicious.

Green. Slightly boring-looking.  Refreshing and delicious.

Green. Slightly boring-looking.  Refreshing and delicious.

For the main course, we had grilled kale.  This is basically like kale-on-the-cob, and is the easiest and most delicious way to eat kale.  Simply rub with olive oil, grill, then sprinkle with salt.  Enjoy outdoors because it is extremely messy.  Also, best to have some floss on hand.

Note how large these kale leaves are: the ones to the right stuck out when we closed the lid!

Note how large these kale leaves are: the ones to the right stuck out when we closed the lid!

Me, about to chow down on some kale-on-the-cob.

Me, about to chow down on some kale-on-the-cob.

The rest of the main course was potatoes and brats on the grill, both purchased.  But we had a fun conversation about how we are currently growing potatoes (post coming soon!), and the mustard for our brats was homemade, so really, if we could just make our own brats... the meal would have been completely from us!  How cool is that?

Just to set the record straight, the hub did actually get a real Father's Day gift: a set of AWESOME rooftop-friendly bowls that are colored like the planets.  Here is Saturn:

When given the choice for which bowl he wanted, he said something like "I'm feeling like using a bowl that has 1/9th the gravitational pull of Earth" or something similarly nerdy.  The dad game is strong with this one.

When given the choice for which bowl he wanted, he said something like "I'm feeling like using a bowl that has 1/9th the gravitational pull of Earth" or something similarly nerdy.  The dad game is strong with this one.

And a fun fact: apparently the beast loves kale.  We have a hippie dog!  What a happy coincidence!