A scant two days in advance, I decided to put together a Father's Day brunch. We already had our daughter's boyfriend's folks driving up from Roseburg, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to invite my family to join us.
We drove to Costco to purchase sausage, eggs, cheese, asiago bread, bacon, a fruit tray and a blueberry lemon coffee cake. I put together a BIG strata, ground the coffee and blended the orange juice the night before. I asked family to bring strawberries and champagne. I'm not known for being the queen of planning meals for a crowd - not even a princess. I'd rather head to a restaurant when the stress is on, but our lush, green, shaded backyard convinced me that the afternoon would be more enjoyable for all if we entertained at home. Everything turned out super - good food, good company AND good weather. :>)
My family is known for staying and enjoying the day, so before we knew it dinner time had arrived. Now why didn't I plan for that??
N and I, thought of two restaurant possibilities. We hopped into our vehicles, drove into town and hoped the crowds weren't too crazy. First stop, Bigfoot - closed. Second stop, Marco Polo - closed. Naturally, company was ready to head up the freeway, stopping at the first fast food place they could pull into easily. N and I, decided to try Boon's Treasury - OPEN! We were able to push some outside tables together and settle in for dinner. The only complaint I heard was concerning the temperature of the coffee.
What I'm curious about is the lack of crowds. Why do so many people dine out for Mother's Day and so few on Father's Day? Was everyone in their backyard barbecuing or at family potlucks?