This Sunday is Father’s Day, a big time for those in the tie and aftershave company. As a daddy myself I can say this with all honesty, dads are getting a real screw-job.
Inning accordance with Hallmark Customer Research study, Americans sent out 49 million more Mother’s Day cards than Daddy’s Day Cards in 2004. As a top card-giving holiday, Dad’s Day generally ranks fourth, behind Mom’s Day in third place.According to an AT&T press release, calling volume for Dad’s Day falls beneath both Mom’s Day and Christmas. And where does Father’s Day rank # 1? It’s the heaviest day for collect calling.The concept for producing a day for children to honor their
fathers started in Spokane, Washington. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Daddy’s Day while listening to a Mother’s Day preaching in 1909. Having been raised by her father, William Jackson Smart, after her mother passed away, Sonora desired her dad to understand how unique he was to her. It was her
dad that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a brave, generous, and caring guy. Sonora’s father was born in June, so she opted to hold the very first Daddy’s Day event in Spokane, Washington on the June 19, 1910. In 1926, a National Father’s Day Committee was formed in New York City. Father’s Day was recognized by a Joint Resolution of Congress in 1956.
In 1972, President Richard Nixon developed a long-term nationwide observance of Father’s Day to be hung on the 3rd Sunday of June.
Daddy’s Day was born in memory and appreciation by a child who thought that her dad and all good daddies must be honored with a special day simply like we honor our mothers on Mother’s Day.So the least you can do for us this year is offer us breakfast in bed, with a beer too!GRILLED STEAK AND EGGS WITH BEER AND MOLASSES Ingredients For the sauce:1 1/2 teaspoons unsalted
butter 1/2 medium onion, carefully diced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 cup ketchup 1/2 cup molasses 1/2 cup apple cider 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 cup lager-style beer 1 1/2 teaspoons yellow
mustard 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoons paprika For the steak and
eggs:2 1-pound strip steaks(1/2 inch thick )Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon grease 4 grilled eggs(
dish listed below)Technique Make
the sauce: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onion and garlic and saute up until
softened, about 3 minutes. Add the rest of the sauce active ingredients; bring to a boil, then simmer until the sauce
is minimized to 2 cups, about 30 minutes.Meanwhile, preheat a grill to medium-high. Season the steaks with salt
and pepper and rub with the oil.
Grill for 3 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with the beer-molasses sauce and the grilled eggs.GRILLED EGGS Place a cast-iron frying pan on the grill; add butter, oil
or bacon drippings. Crack in eggs and season to taste(the Gilligans use a mix of paprika, sugar and onion powder, plus salt and pepper). Prepare up until the edges are crisp but the yolks are still runny, 2-3 minutes.And finally … A young man gets back and says, “Dad, just got my motorist
‘s license and want to use the family cars and truck.”Dad responds,”O.K., boy. First, you have to get good grades in school, keep your space tidy, make the backyard is neat, and cut your hair. Come back in a couple of months and then we’ll see.”Well, numerous months pass and the young guy enters into the home with
his progress report in his hand.”Dad, I got great marks on my progress report. I have actually been keeping my space as neat as a pin, and the backyard is always ship-shape. How about letting me use the cars and truck?” Dad replies,”That’s all true, but child you didn’t cut your hair.
father, Jesus had long hair. “Dad replies,” Yes, kid, you’re completely right. And he strolled everywhere he went.”HAPPY DAD’S DAY!Love Irish dishes? Visit our dishes page or like IrishCentral’s Recipes Facebook page and never miss out on a dish again!