Father’s Day is Coming!

Herbed Potatoes On The Grill

Make these wonderful baked potatoes on the grill for Father’s Day. Your Dad will LOVE them!

1/4 c. celery, finely chopped
3/4 c. butter or margarine, melted
1 tsp. dried whole oregano
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. pepper
6 med. baking potatoes, unpeeled
1 med. onion, thinly sliced

Sauté celery in butter in a small sauce pan until tender. Stir in oregano, salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Remove butter mixture from heat, and keep warm. Wash potatoes. Cut each into 1/2″ slices, cutting to, but not through, bottom peel. Place a slice of onion between each slice of potato. Place each potato on a square of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Drizzle about 2 tablespoons butter mixture over each. Fold foil edges over, and wrap securely. Grill foil-wrapped potatoes over medium coals for 1 hour or until done. Serves 6.
Note: These can be baked in the oven at 375° for one hour.

Father’s Day Tie Gift Bags

I found this fun Father’s Day Tie gift bag by Kendra Halterman of My Insanity Blog.  It is so cute and so easy to make.  The best thing of all is that you can create them with materials you already have!

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Materials:

  • white standard-sized paper lunch bags
  • scissors
  • scrapbooking paper
  • clear tape and/or 3Dot adhesive

Instructions:

  1. Place your present inside the bag before you get started. Fold the top of the bag down (maybe 1 ½ inches) and make a nice crease.
  2. Then, cut the bag at the bottom of the fold on each side,  leaving the strips of the bag that can be folded down to make a collar.gifts-2s2
  3. I just used some clear tape to secure the “shoulders” so that the gift won’t come out. A 3D dot adhesive is nice for the collar wings, but they can be glued or taped as well.
  4. I used scrapbooking paper (4×6 matting size) to make the ties, always taking advantage of the nice corner of the paper, and then eyeballing the folds I’d make on either side.gifts-3s1
  5. Folding the paper looks more like a real tie. I folded the edges of the leftover paper to make a strip to wrap around the base of the tie to look like the knot at the top.
  6. Then, adhere the whole thing to the top of the bag, tucking the edges under the wings of the collar. If this is too complicated, just cut a basic tie shape out of scrapbook paper and tape it up there. It will be adorable either way.gifts-1s

What will you put in the bag?

Happy Father’s Day!