Dad’s Day this Sunday! So just in the nick of time, we held our second annual Dudes’ Food: BBQ Edition! A whole plethora of food ideas to please any and every DAD.
Just to fill in the newbies on Dudes’ Food: We grab the inlaws and outlaws of the fam, the men dream up their most wild recipe ideas and cook them. We eat, we judge, we award really great prizes (candy bars, bbq tools and gift cards.) Rules: No help from the women and all recipes must be (fairly) original.
Said men of the fam have been brainstorming for months, in anticipation of this most prestigious event. And HOLY COW!!! They did not disappoint. That grill was blazin’ all night, with bacon, sugar and meat being the primary ingredients of the day. But we also had some very refined tastes and lovely presentations. Quite the impressive spread! The men in our fam ROCK!
When all the votes were tallied, there emerged four winners of the popular vote (tallied as eyes were closed and hands raised. So high tech). Drumroll……….here they are:
GRAND PRIZE: Andrew’s “Do the Dew Doritos Mojito” (No nutritional value whatsoever, but DANG good! Note the Dorito garnish.)
2nd PLACE: Kyle’s “When I Dip, You Dip, We Dip” pulled pork appetizer (pork’s amazing on its own, but add cream cheese and Sriracha? HELLO!)
3rd PLACE: Thomas’ “Real Man’s Greenless Meat Salad” (no lettuce in sight, it’s a perfectly grilled and tossed chicken, pork, lamb and beef combo w/creamy vinaigrette! So Yum.)
4th PLACE: Patrick’s “Sweet and Sticky BBQ Pork” (Inspired by a trip to Asia, this one’s totally a keeper. Get the chopsticks ready!)
And just so we can brag on our guys a little more, here’s the rest of ’em: mains, sides, desserts. Invented, cooked and eaten by MEN, just in case ya don’t know what to cook on Father’s Day! Every one of these will getcha brownie points from your dudes!
Fish + Chips w/Dips (fish battered in potato chips. GENIUS!)
Manchops w/Brotatoes and woMAN Salad (the BEST lamb chops and sides!)
Pizza Dogs (pizza + hot dog = perfection)
Grilled Chicken and Pineapple (A classic – always a huge hit)
Pauls’ Famous Pork Loin (Again, a classic. The flavor!)
(No photo was taken of Paul’s pork. He was too busy enjoying the Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies with Maple Glaze and somehow slipped by us!)
Extra Sauce Extra Cheese Pizza (slight cheat on this one…but we approve the extras!)
Dutch Oven Potatoes (Dutch oven anything is always amazing)
Pineapple Bacon BBQ (bacon and sweetened condensed milk? Yup.)
Peanut Butter Bacon Banana Bread with Maple Butter (Try to read that without salivating)
Pudding-Cookie Fruit Salad (There’s fruit in there so it’s good for you, right?!)
No-Bake Cookies with Marshmallows (No-bake AND Cocoa Puffs as an ingredient? Yippee!)
Blueberry Lemon Zest Cake (YES, this was made by a dude. Martha Stewart would be proud!)
Dude Heaven on Earth in the Form of Cookies, aka Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies with Maple Glaze (Best name EVER and sooo good!)
And just because the “Do the Dew Doritos Mojito” won the People’s Choice award, here’s the recipe. (Sooo not Kiwi-and-Carrot-approved ingredients, but the people have spoken 😉 )
- 3 parts lime sherbet
- 1 part vanilla ice cream
- 2 parts ice
- "A bunch of Mountain Dew"
- Doritos as garnish
- Blend sherbet, ice cream and ice together. Add Mountain Dew until it tastes good and blend.
- Garnish with Doritos.
**Kiwi & Carrot disclaimer: This recipe has zero nutritional value. But we support it due to its incredible taste!**