Thursday, June 16, 2022

Father's Day Fun & Food!

I went to Arkansas to visit my parents this weekend for Father's Day! I left on Friday afternoon and arrived just in time for dinner. My mom made Tofu & Vegan Chicken Fried Rice with Just Egg, plus some Stir-fried Veggies and Vegan Egg Rolls. This was so good. I rarely get fried "egg" or spring rolls, opting instead for the fresh Vietnamese-style ones, but I love them.

For dessert, we had some tasty and moist Coconut Cake with vegan cream cheese frosting.

I always make my parents pose for family selfies when I visit.

Later in the evening, when the sun was setting, my mom and I took the canoe out for a spin around the lake. After both of my parents retired, they moved to a lake house, so we can just go out the back door and get in the water. Love it!

The next day, I got up early and drove to the nearby Tohi Trail, a half-mile paved loop, to run my planned six-miler. My parents have only lived in their new town since last fall, so I'm still exploring new places to run. Since it was only a half-mile, I didn't run the whole thing on that trail, but I did a number of loops and ran the rest in the nearby neighborhood.

When I got back to my parents' house, my mom was finishing up our Father's Day brunch. She made the BEST Vegan Breakfast Pizza! It had a crescent roll crust with gravy, Impossible sausage, Just Egg, and Chao cheese. Definitely a new favorite brunch treat. They usually have champagne for mimosas, but they were out so we spiked our OJ with a citrus-y White Claw. Classy! 

After breakfast, I always like to do yoga on their dock. My mom snuck out and started taking pictures of me during my practice, so I did a few poses just for her.

Here's a picture of me and my dad. He's really the best! My dad has always been the cool dad. He's a biker and an outlaw who does what he wants. And he has a heart of gold. He's about as punk rock as they come, and he taught me to always follow my own path and not give a damn what anyone else thinks. 

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Aw... your dad seems super cool! i love all the food, but that breakfast pizza is especially intriguing. I'm going to have to try that!