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Dad\'s 80th birthday dinner

MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
edited 12:01AM in EggHead Forum
It was Monday but we got home late Sunday night from Pat fest so moved it to today :)
decided on beef tenderloin, baked spaghetti squash and baked taters :) apple pie for dessert.
bakers and squash just rubbed with evo and salt.
350 indirect for about and hour. the squash was small. LC did this at the Pat fest and it was wonderful. scooped out and tossed with salt and pepper and butter and parm cheese.
this was the first time I have trimmed and cleaned a whole loin. it was not to bad. LOL thank goodness for u tube :) I was going to slice into steaks but decided to roast the whole thing instead.
the marinade was a ton of garlic, evo, fresh rosemary, red wine and balsamic, slat and pepper.
this is three of Neils heads of garlic. HUGE cloves and so very good!
love this stick blender it has an attachment for a small chopper on it.
trimmed and cleaned and the chain cut off
resting in the marinade.
seared on all 4 sides on a hot fire then shut down and let roast to 120, 125 in a thin spot
I did not get a pic of dad LOL but we gave him a tote with cleaning stuff and a California duster for his '49 mercury at the shows. It is at the upholster having the interior finished. he should have it back this week.
it has the same paint scheme as our truck.


  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,670
    Happy Birthday to Dad,,,, Great looking meal Julie
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,587
    Dem's some YUMMEE lookin VITTLES!Pop has a SCHWEET ride too! :)
  • Julie, looks as if you prepared a very special dinner celebration for your father! Everything looks great. :)

    Love the car.
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    Thanks Pat, you could cut the meat with your fork almost.
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    thanks Rebecca, he is pretty special :)
  • egretegret Posts: 4,036
    Looks great, Julie girl! That squash was pretty exceptional at the fest! I missed the cauliflower, though........I really wanted to see hoe Michelle did that!
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    :) it is sweet Hoss! it does not have the fender skirts on it in that pic. very cool car!!
  • fire eggerfire egger Posts: 1,124
    the meal looks great, the car is very cool.
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    Oh John, you have to do the cauliflower. it is like candy! very, very good.
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    thanks Kendel, your ribs looked great to!
  • Julie,
    That looks like a great dinner, you and your father are very blessed. Happy Birthday Dad and many more. :)
    Jupiter Jim
    I'm only hungry when I'm awake!
  • AnnaGAnnaG Posts: 1,104
    It ALL looks wonderful!!! Was that garlic that you grew? Those were huge cloves... I might have to plant some for next year. You just can't have too much garlic... :)
  • Boss HoggBoss Hogg Posts: 1,377
    Hi Jules! I love the family stuff. Food looks great :) Cool car B)
  • BobSBobS Posts: 2,485
    That loin looked fantastic!!!! I liked the sides too!
  • WWSisWWSis Posts: 1,448
    Give him a hug from me! I did one of those roasts a couple months ago and it was buttah!
  • That is one terrific looking meal. And apple pie to top it all off. I'm impressed.

    Nice effort for your father. I'm sure that he appreciated it very much.

    Any road will take you there if you don't know where you're going.


    Tulsa, OK
  • Julie,

    No pics of your Dad. Great dinner for him. So cool he is still with ya.



    Caledon, ON


  • Great looking dinner. Give your Dad a birthday hug for me.
  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    Looks like a wonderful birthday dinner. Love his Mercury. :)
  • Hey Julie, Happy Birthday to your good Ole Dad. :)

    I never cooked a beef tenderloin steak let alone the whole loin. Yours looks very good and I see you trimmed it up a bunch. I would like that very much. :P Tim
    Looks perfect Julie, great job! Your cooks are always awesome. Neils garlic is beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing,


  • It's funny you should post this. I've been looking for a place to celebrate my 80th birthday.

    Naaaaaaaa... you've got plenty of time to work on it. Ten years and eight months, but who's counting...

    Tell your Dad Happy Birthday from the Girls at the Chicken Ranch. If he smiles.... Well, let's just not go there LOL

    Spring "When You're Eighty You Don't Have To Answer All The Questions" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA
  • All absolutely beautifully done! Very nice.

  • Happy birthday to your Dad. Great looking meal and I love the Merc. I have a 36 Dodge panel truck. Love those old cars..
  • Hey Julie,

    Nice cook...

    Loved your count down to the mini-fest, looked like everyone had a great time...

    Your dad has one heck of a ride!
  • Thanks Julie! Thats just a great story and cook as well!! Wish you had a pic of him. Thats so cool he still goes to the shows with his car and enjoys himself. :woohoo:
  • It's great that your dad still gets around so well. The meal looks great and the pie made me drool just a little! :woohoo:
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511

    Looks like pure perfection from here. ;) I'll bet pops was thrilled.
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