This Little Pig has decided to fold up its apron and put down the rolling pin for this week and take a moment in time to discuss the many merits of This Little Pigs dad in honour of the approaching Fathers day. Like all loved piglets in this fine swine’s life, love is shown though copious amounts of food on the table and this Father’s day shall be no exception. For some great ideas for the perfect Father’s day feast scroll down a little further. To hear about the gloriousness of an engineer/farmer/dad who bought up these little pigs read on dear piglets!
This Little Pigs dad is called Pete. Here he is.. hello Pete!
However this fine gentleman is known by many names, from Pa, Peto, Disco Pete, PK, Big Boar or when he’s been particularly generous (which is frequent).. Wally the Wallet. Whatever name he goes by, this glorious Big Boar is the reason that Little Pig started and also the reason these little pigs are where they are today in general. Whilst writing this blog post, This Little Pig started fondly reminiscing about all the good times had with the big boar and the list started to grow quickly.
There was the time that upon arriving home late one night to the farm with all the little pigs snoring softly in the back of the car, Pete strode off into the dark to turn on the back light and stood firmly on the upturned metal rake. Of course the rake snapped violently upright and smacked dad in the face with extreme venom causing his lovely wife and 4 kids to grow quietly hysterical in the car whilst Pete stumbled around the yard using a whole series of language that these young piglets had never heard uttered before.
There was the time that dad had finally had enough of those “bloody parrots” eating all of his fruit trees up. Storming out into the yard with a shotgun he took aim and fired several resounding shots. They certainly hit a target, but not the one Pete was aiming for, a few seconds later after the birds had flown away unhurt, the water tank behind the fruit trees started to softly spout water. Every bullet had pierced the water tank with perfect precision. Great shot dad.
One of This Little Pig’s favourite BB eccentricities, is what his children fondly refer to as “Pete’s Profanities.” This is where Pete makes a sweeping statement with absolutely no backing behind it. When in the Whitsundays recently, a beautiful white cockatoo landed on the back of the boat. As Jess leant forward with a cracker to feed it, Pete yelled out, “careful Jess! It will slash your wrists!” Possibly dad has had a horrific run in with a cockatoo in the past, but we are yet to uncover this story.
Anyway, the Big Boar is known for many wonderful traits, he’s supremely organized, careful and diligent yet he has a wild streak where he throws caution to the wind to live a little. Like the time he quit engineering to try his hand at living on a farm with his family. He’s generous, fun and oh so kind. He’s got a huge heart and he can fix, make or create anything you put in front of him. Like the time This Little Pig turned up with a wooden pallet and announced that as a bonding activity on his Saturday off, would he like to help make a pallet coffee table for her living room?
Every time This Little Pig goes to do anything in a half-hearted manner, it hears the voice of their dad saying, “if you’re going to do it, do it properly.” This Little Pig has been bought out of the minds of This Little Pig and into reality by this Big Boar. Every Saturday, come rain, hail, shine or one too many red wines whilst yelling at the football on a Friday night, this glorious boar shows up to help pack the Little Pig boxes and help out his piglets. So although we could go on forever about how wonderful our dad is, I think it’s time to get into food, glorious food. But may we just say..thank you dad, we could never have done this without you. You have given us so many amazing opportunities and we’re so grateful that you are our dad – the best dad in the world, as it happens. Xxx
What to cook your dad this Father’s Day:
Firstly one must recognize that on Father’s Day all talk of cholesterol and healthy eating goes out the window and you can basically shower on your father any type of food that will brighten him up. Below is a run down of the top things to cook your dad this Father’s Day, starting with breakfast and working your way through a day of eating. These are all things that scream “I Love YOU! NOW EAT!”
- Start your morning with the best Bacon & Egg Sandwich this world has seen. Paired with a smokey BBQ onion relish and crunchy ciabatta, This really is the bee’s knee’s when it comes to manly breakfast delights.
- Moving onto morning tea, serve this amazing Cake of Happiness and watch sunbeams come out of everyone’s faces. This cake is happiness on a plate. It’s moist, moreish and not overly sweet and is actually that cake that This Little Pig makes for the men in its life on special occasions. You will never regret making this cake.
- Now this is where it starts to get tricky as there are so many options of gloriousness and so little space in your bellies. This Little Pig recommends either the pancetta, roast pumpkin lasagna that is rich and delightful and fills every sense with complete joy. Or you could try your trotter at the crispy, crunchy and moreish pork belly roast – serve it with green apple and cabbage slaw and perhaps some lovely mashed potatoes.
- Alright you’ve had a break from eating, you’ve possibly had a nap and you’ve definitely given your dad a present that you organized ages ago because you’re so organized right? Right. It is time to pop on the evening meal and this is where we really get to the good stuff. Prosciutto wrapped lamb cutlets with a fig salad. Figs are just coming into season again, thank goodness! But you can always swap these out with juicy strawberries. The salty crispy prosciutto is the perfect wrap for these chilli dusted lamb cutlets, keeping the moisture in and retaining that perfect chilli kick. If lamb cutlets aren't your thing, perhaps the lemon thyme chicken will float your boat. Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside with the gentle lemon flavouring throughout. Oh wow.
- Dessert is next of course and this is where you bring out the simple stuff, because lets be honest if you’ve made it this far, you’ve probably become the size of a house in one Sunday, well done you. This Little Pig recommends the light and fresh drunken peaches. Finish with a sticky dessert wine and some teary words slurred over the dining room table to your father.
Whatever you make this fathers day, just remember to make it with love, because father’s are pretty amazing (we know ours is). Oink. xx