Father’s Day Confessions ***GIVEAWAY***

 

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When I was growing up, we didn’t make a big deal about Father’s Day. We would have a cake or dinner out, but we generally adhered to Dad’s annual admonition, “please don’t spend my money to get me a gift.” In fact, he was always of the mind to get my mom and sister and me to stop spending money.

This year, I was thinking of buying him a Father’s Day gift I saw in a Jewish catalogue: It’s a money clip that says “GELT.” I know he would like it more if it said “Don’t Spend This Gelt.” Then I thought the wiser and decided he wouldn’t want me to spend my gelt on shtus (nonsense) like that. So I turned the page.

So I’m sticking with the under-$25 picture of my kiddies on a mug gift. (He really does appreciate that. I should know. I give him one every year.) And I’m making a special BBQ in his honor. Uh-hum, correction: Hubby is making the special BBQ because he grills the best steaks, burgers and dogs this side of El Paso. Daddy loves a great piece of meat, just like Hubby. Come to think of it, Hubby also doesn’t love when I spend so much gelt. There’s a pattern here, folks. Anyway, I will supplement the menu with some manly salads and sides for Hubby and Dad and some not-so-manly ones for my sister and me. I know Dad will love it.

I can’t say Dad is ever too surprised when I do something well, because he expects great things from me! The fact is that he gave me the confidence to believe in myself, and the gumption to do anything and everything I ever wanted. For that — and for teaching me how to ride a bike and how to drive a car (“Look where you’re going! Look where you’re going!”) I want to say thank you.

I looked where I was going, Dad — and now, see where I am. I Love You!

So here’s my question of the day for all of you out there (Answer below and you can win a prize): When you look back on your life, for what can you thank your father?

***CONTEST DETAILS*** – Answer Jamie’s question “When you look back on your life, for what can you thank your father?” in the comments below for a chance to win a 4lb case of 100% Grass Fed, 85% lean Grassland Range Ground Beef from Glatt Kosher KOL Foods. Contest Ends Thursday June 23 2011 at 9 am EST. Contest open to East Coast US Residents only. One winner will be chosen at random. Good Luck!!

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Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."