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Father's Day Plans?

Discussion in 'Blowing Smoke Around the Smoker.' started by RiversideSm0ker, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. Any of you have something special in mind for this years Father's Day the weekend after next? I am thinking that I may actually take my Dad out to lunch someplace. He doesn't get to eat out very often these days so it would be a treat. Just not sure yet. Thanks for sharing in advance.

  2. TomKnollRFV

    TomKnollRFV Master of the Pit Group Lead

    I just let my dad decide; depending on weather we normally do steaks, but he might decide he wants to go to a local Italian place.
  3. kruizer

    kruizer Smoking Fanatic

    Let your Dad decide.
  4. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    It's pops day so let it be pops day and his choice. Me my dads been gone now 46 yrs. I'm just days from 75 (6/25)
    so not sure what I'm going to do just yet and I know some of the kids will come by looking for something either smoked or grilled. Last year I did a whole sirloin tip over an open pit wood fire.

    What ever you do spent a great day with your dad.

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  5. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Something beefy. Probably tri tips.
  6. dcecil

    dcecil Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Not sure yet but Hoping to get some good ideas from this thread
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  7. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Master of the Pit

    My dad past back in 90, and I have to work so the kiddo's get off easy.

  8. My dad loves cooking for the family so I am buying him a Maverick ET-732 thermometer, a brisket and a case of beer and telling him that the only thing his day will consist of is drinking beer and making the family a brisket!
  9. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    My Pop died when I was just 20 years old, so I celebrate his birthday & Fathers Day too. I have his gold pocket watch that sits on my desk & wind it everyday. It's probably close to 100 years old, but it still keeps perfect time. Sure miss the old guy, he was one of the nicest men I have ever encountered in my 72 years on this planet!
  10. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Lost my Dad in 1994, so I'm the Dad around here since.
    Don't know what's going on, but I usually get my pick---Ribeyes or Lobster Tails on his Big Green Egg???
    Got 9 days to go yet for my Invite.

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  11. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit

    Miss Amy will probably make me her world famous Alfredo (what that woman can do with sauces...) and my girls will yell at me for lifting a finger, so I’ll probably just chill. My dad retired in Washington St. so I’ll give him a call. I haven’t seen him since I was 16 but we have a good long distance relationship and usually talk on Father’s Day and the Marine Corps Birthday. Hope everyone has a great Father’s Day weekend.

  12. TomKnollRFV

    TomKnollRFV Master of the Pit Group Lead

    My father requested Smoked Turkey Breast; so I'm looking forward to trying that out for him!
  13. My father died last year and I have no children. I will try to tune out father's day.
  14. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Yankee2bbq Thanks for the like.

  15. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Instead of having a sad day adopt someone there are nursing homes and veteran homes with many people that would like some attention. It could be as simple and visiting and spending some time talking with someone. May even be a neighbor down the street.

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  16. dcecil

    dcecil Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Hopefully you can find a good memory that will get you through the day. My parents both died young and now I sit around and chuckle to myself about the good times we shared. Sometimes I cry because I miss them and that’s ok to. Anyways, it gets easier with time. Not sure why I chimed in here but it seemed my duty as a Christian to say something to you. Celebrate the day by smoking something he would have liked. Have a blessed day
  17. TomKnollRFV

    TomKnollRFV Master of the Pit Group Lead

    I consider my self blessed in that I have my parents who raised me, and parents of a friend who consider me their son. I never lack for some one to talk to. <Though trust me, one set of parents grew up partying and basically hippies and I question the advice at times>. It's never to late to adopt some one who is like a father or mother to you, and they may need a child to spend time with it as it were.

    Halfsmoked your suggestion is amazing and I hope people who may have lost parents or live across the country etc from them consider doing it!
  18. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

  19. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    TomKnollRFV Thanks for the like it is greatly appreciated.

  20. WaterinHoleBrew

    WaterinHoleBrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'll likely do some bacon wrapped beer can burgers shepherds pie style cause shepherds pie is his absolute favorite meal!
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