Thursday, October 20, 2011

How Dad’s do Dinner

The other night I asked Mr. Dunbar to help me put dinner together. I told him it was pretty simple, the directions were on the counter.

Stromboli.

Easy Peasy.

A pizza crust, some provolone, a little parmesan, salami, garlic and crushed red pepper flakes.

Roll.

Then bake.

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He did a great job. Came out perfect.

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I got out some veggies. Chopped them up for a salad. Made the pizza dipping sauce. Served it all up.

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Monkey say’s, “Dad, you make the BEST stromboli ever. Papa makes the best cookies.”

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Ummm, excuse me?  Mom did all of the work. Oh and Papa’s cookies? Yeah, those are all Pillsbury.

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The boys have asked for Stromboli twice since then. They want it in their lunch. They want it for dinner tomorrow. If anything, I think I found a new go to dinner, that even Mr. Dunbar can handle.

Do you have a go-to dinner? Do share. 

~mrs. dunbar

8 comments:

Janna said...

YUM!!!! Never thought of trying that, but totally will this weekend. My go to dinner is fancy pasta. All it is - noodles with a nice jar & meat sauce, but the secret ingredients I simmer in the sauce are about 1/4 c. red wine, then 1/4 c. heavy cream for a restaurant style sauce. Super easy, but way better than Ragu.

Janna said...

p.s. I just pinned your stromboli on Pinterest.

Cindy said...

That is funny!!
Dave does all the cooking so "Papa really does make the best everything!!:)
That stromboli looks awesome though...you are making me hungry!
have a happy day

Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

that is too funny. my husband has a few go to dinners that he makes. I guess the most popular is grilled pizza. That stromboli looks yummy

Nicolle said...

Now I want a stromboli! This post cracked me up. We can work so hard in the kitchen, but it's the simple recipes that are always a hit. I can't think of our go to dinner. We always have salad and sandwich stuff, so we turn to that a lot when I am "done" by dinner time.

:)

jen@odbt said...

Yum - please share the recipe. And love that Mr D made it. I'm guessing this is his thing now and he should be in charge of this dinner :)

Genn said...

Mr Dunbar, what a guy! :)
The stromboli looks delish!
Yeah, it is funny how the kids choose to love the simple stuff, or I guess just anything that their Daddy makes.
One of my go to's for when I desperately need to go go the market is TJ's frozen orange chicken and a package of their frozen organic brown rice. I usually serve it with some steamed broccoli and the whole fam loves it. Eassssssy.

oh, and the pulled pork- I had tried it on a whim, i was gonna make it and I was really tired and that caught my eye and i thought, oooooo, way easier than making it tonight! It was good and it is in refrigerated section by produce. ;)

Genn said...

go to... not go go... ;)