Sunday, June 19, 2016

Father's Day Pizza Time!

If you've been reading my blog for very long, you probably already know that I have an awesome dad. I often blog about how he just randomly orders me vegan care packages from Vegan Essentials — just because. But he's awesome for so many other reasons.

My dad is a big kid at heart. He's funny. He's kind. He's a biker with a tough look and a heart of gold. He likes whiskey and moonshine, the blues and rock 'n' roll. He's just a cool dude. He's the kind of guy who'd wear a skull tee-shirt to a fancy party and not give a crap what anyone thinks. Then again, my dad would probably just avoid that fancy party altogether and instead throw back a few beers with his biker buds.

Most importantly, he'd do anything for me and my mama. I pretty much won the dad lottery. Last week, when my house was broken into, my dad and mom hopped in his truck and drove the hour to Memphis to help me repair the broken window. He wasn't feeling great that night, but that didn't stop him. I'm very lucky to have him as my daddy.

I went to Jonesboro, Arkansas today to spend a few hours with my dad. I brought him Old Smokey Charred Moonshine and Bulleit Bourbon. After gifts, we went out for pizza! Jonesboro has a build-your-own pizza chain called Uncle Maddio's, and they have vegan cheese and tofu as toppings. Their whole wheat crust is pretty amazing too. It's thin and crisp and sturdy under a ton of toppings (because that's how I do pizza!). I got mine with marinara, Daiya shreds, marinated tofu, sundried tomatoes, portabella mushrooms, bell peppers, jalapenos, green & black olives, and caramelized onions. So good! I devoured the whole thing.

In fact, we all ate way more pizza than we probably should have. It was one of those meals where one person says, "I'm gonna stop and take the rest home so I'm not too full." But then another person says "Well, I'm having another slice." And so then, everyone just eats more because who wants to sit and watch someone else eat when you could also still be eating? And that just kept happening until my pizza and my parents' shared pizza was all gone.

We spent the rest of the afternoon back at my parents' house, just chilling and watching TV. And then I made the drive home so I could be here in time to feed my cats and Maynard. It was a lovely Father's Day! Happy Father's Day, Papa Crunk!


vegan peace said...

Your dad sounds really great! Sounds like an amazing day, and that pizza looks delicious!

Bethany said...

As a proud Daddy's girl myself, I just love reading about you and your Daddy. He sounds like such an awesome guy, and he raised you right because you really appreciate all he's done for you. You have such a nice family and I always enjoy reading about them. And that pizza...YUM.

Sarah said...

This is such a sweet post, your dad seems amazing! You have such a special relationship and that is really sweet to see. Looks like a really nice father's day with yummy pizza! A place like that opened near me and I think I'm going to try it for my birthday in a few months!

I'm sorry your house was broken into. That is a huge fear of mine and it's such a huge violation of space and privacy and just horrible in general so I'm sorry that you had to go through that.

Sophie said...

That's amazing, you do not get to pick your parents so those who raise a child in a manner that makes them wish for other parents is just awful. It makes me happy to see you would pick them all over again. I also have to congratulate you on being vegan in the south, quite the challenge!