“He appreciates his kids’ unique qualities and spends quality time with them. He’s involved in their lives. He also does something he loves doing and shows the kids a different kind of success.” –Elizabeth Sanderson
Father’s Day is less than one week away, and that party you’re planning for your dad is really coming together. You’ve already gift wrapped a fashionable necktie, ordered brats for the cookout, and scoured StubHub for tickets to see the Cubs beat those dastardly Pirates. Well, here on Off the Shelf we’re also planning a special Father’s Day celebration, and we need your help. You see, this Sunday we’re saluting our favorite TV dads, and between now and then, we’d like to invite you to share yours. Please let us know at EPL’s Favorite TV Dads where you can choose from candidates like Ned Stark, Homer Simpson, and the Earl of Grantham or write in your own. Then, check back with Off the Shelf on Father’s Day when we highlight all of EPL’s picks. Stay tuned.
Chicagoans are extremely serious about their grilling. I have seen neighbors struggling to cook meat in subfreezing January temps. While I’m not especially skilled at BBQ, I respect others’ ability to turn out a tasty offering after flipping, poking, basting, etc, until the magic moment that the food is deemed perfect. In this spirit, here are some cookbook titles at EPL specifically geared to men, which include BBQ, but are not limited to it: