If I told you this was a Father’s Day post, you might think I was extremely well organized and ahead of the game. I mean, a week and a half ahead, and Carolyn’s already posting Father’s Day ideas? That girl is on the ball! I wish I was as organized as Carolyn, she really leads the pack. I should probably shut up now and leave you with that as the lasting impression. But the truth is, I am not quite so ahead of the game as I’d like to pretend. The real reason that I am posting a Father’s Day recipe so early in advance is that I thought Father’s Day was this coming weekend, not the following one. Yup, there you have it. I was a teensy bit ahead on things and was quite proud of myself for being so. I’d typed up the recipe and was collecting other recipes as suggestions for a Father’s Day brunch. And then I stopped and wondered if I was right about the date. So I googled “Father’s Day 2012″ and saw that I was off by a week. But I decided to go ahead with the post anyway, because I was that far in already.
Oh well. So much for looking like a well organized blogger.
Father’s Day really isn’t that big a deal in our house. Nor is Mother’s Day. We do usually have a nice brunch on these days and we try to make sure the person of honour is buffered from the majority of the childcare. There may be a small present or two. A few years ago, I went to town on Father’s Day and bought my husband a new Weber gas grill. But I have to confess, that had a bit of a selfish intent to it, as we love to grill out and had a small charcoal version that didn’t allow us to grill on a moment’s notice. That gas grill sees a lot of use.
But my husband just so happens to be a rockin’ good dad. He’s very involved without being TOO involved. He sets structure and boundaries, but knows when those can and should be bent. He’s loving without being smothering. And they all worship him. Which, as wonderful as it is to be worshipped, can also be incredibly exhausting. So I know I will be taking some time when Father’s Day comes (not this coming weekend, but the following one!) to make him a nice brunch and perhaps even pack him off for some alone time. I made this coffee cake a few weeks ago and he loved it, so I might just make that again. If you are looking for a truly delicious, low carb, gluten free coffee cake, this is your recipe.
But the problem with brunch is that the possibilities are endless. There are so many delicious recipes! Check out these links for some great Father’s Day brunch ideas (not all low carb and gluten free)…
Eggs & Meat:
Mushroom Brie Omelet from All Day I Dream About Food
Corned Beef Hash with Horseradish Cream Sauce from A Spicy Perspective
Summer Vegetable Torta from All Day I Dream About Food
Bacon, Gruyere and Endive Quiche from All Day I Dream About Food
Baked Huevos Rancheros from Created By Diane
Tuscan Baked Eggs from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Thin Spinach and Herb Omelettes from Gourmande In The Kitchen
Pancakes & Waffles:
Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes from All Day I Dream About Food
Almond Flour Yogurt Waffles from All Day I Dream About Food
Strawberry Banana French Toast Casserole from Jeanette’s Healthy Living
Orange Sweet Rolls from A Thought For Food
Sweet Cream Scones and Strawberry Rhubarb Jam from Food Plus Words
Cheddar Jalapeno Muffins from All Day I Dream About Food
Gluten Free Chocolate Marbled Cake from Jeanette’s Healthy Living
Lavender and Lemon Scones from Bake At 350
Orange Cranberry Bread from A Little Bit of Everything
Macadamia Coconut Lime Muffins from All Day I Dream About Food