How perfect to find two new dessert recipes this week just in time to bake for dad on Sunday. We know dads love a good dessert and what a fun way to either bring the kids into the kitchen or have the older ones make it themselves.
The first proclamation honoring fathers was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1966, designating the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. In 1972 Father’s Day became a permanent national holiday when it was signed into law by President Nixon.
This Sunday at Papouli’s Greek Grill we will think of our grandfather, father and the many men who have shaped and enriched our lives. Papou is greek for grandfather and papou Nick was a wonderful man and it is his photo you see in our logo. We want to wish all you dads and papou’s a Happy Father’s day.
Now into the kitchen to make some sweet easy desserts for dad. This first recipe I found is from the Huffington Post, by Suzy Strutner. She calls it the Laziest Ice Cream Cake ever requires only 2 ingredients and 3 steps. Take a look and enjoy.
Sometimes, one scoop simply will not do, and you need a WHOLE CAKE of ice cream.
And it turns out the easiest ice cream cake you’ll ever make is a take on the classic ice cream sandwich trick. But instead of slicing up teeny pints of ice cream, this epic recipe uses a whole damn carton… because why not?
To start, you’ll need a frozen carton of vanilla ice cream, a package of Oreos, crushed, and a sharp, serrated knife. Then…
Step 1: Cut one third of the ice cream container into a round slab, and peel away the carton from the edges.
Step 2: Sprinkle crushed Oreos on top.
Step 3: Repeat steps one and two until you’ve layered the entire cake, and freeze until solid.
Mmm, lazy ice cream bliss.
If you’re an ice cream perfectionist, shave the ice cream layers as you go so the cake stands perfectly straight. If not, then that’s (literally) cool, too. Top your creation with chocolate syrup if desired.
My other find is called Brownie Split by Krystal
I love a great banana split in the summertime as it is cool and refreshing on a hot summer day. Sometimes ice cream isn’t easy to transport or keep out on those hot days! So here is a perfect banana split alternative dessert to take to those many BBQ’s and pot luck parties you will be attending this summer. It’s the perfect twist on your classic banana split! Best of all it’s easy to transport and won’t melt as quickly as your ice cream.
You will need your favorite brownie mix, banana pudding mix, bananas, whip topping and strawberries. First make your brownies according to package directions. Let your brownies cool. Then make banana pudding according to package directions. Pour pudding on top of brownies and spread out evenly over brownies. Slice 2 bananas over top of pudding. Spread whip topping over pudding and bananas. Top with sliced strawberries as desired. Slice into squares and serve.
June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month (ABAM) and our journey for a healthy lifestyle begins with a single step. Making that step to attend a yoga class three times a week. Eating a Mediterranean diet, rich in produce, olive oil and fish. Go outside, walk your block, enjoy your neighbors and take that first step to building your healthy lifestyle.
Join us and Take the Purple Pledge! Commit to raising awareness in June for Alzheimer’s Brain Awareness Month.
* Turn your Facebook profile Purple
* Invite your friends and family to join you in the pledge
* Wear purple between now and Sunday, June 21, The Longest Day
National hamburger day was May 28, but you can stop by all summer long and enjoy our fresh lamb burger or our good’ol traditional burger.
Tasting Table offered tips on how to make the perfect burger. Recommending a cast iron skillet, a cold bowl when mixing meat and a metal spatula were a few suggestions to getting you on your way. Below you will find a recipe to try at home or if the cook is tired you can always join us.
TT Burger with Macerated Onions and Secret Sauce
Yield: 4 burgers
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes
For the Sauce:
⅓ cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 tablespoon finely chopped bread-and-butter pickles
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
⅛ teaspoon sweet paprika
For the Burger:
8 ounces ground beef chuck
8 ounces ground beef short rib
8 ounces ground sirloin
½ red onion, thinly sliced lengthwise
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper, to taste
¼ cup vegetable oil
4 thick slices aged white cheddar
4 burger buns, toasted
4 thick slices beefsteak tomato
Stop by and try our latest ¡Por Vida! plate featuring chicken and shrimp skewers with a traditional village salad, fresh fruit and cucumbers. Our ¡Por Vida! kid’s menu offers fresh fruit, vegetables, non fried options, and low-fat milk or water.
¡Por Vida! is a restaurant recognition program that helps adults and children make healthier food choices by identifying those menu items that meet nutritional guidelines developed by the Healthy Restaurants Coalition. When you choose “¡Por Vida!”, you make a better choice “For Life”!
Papouli’s Greek Grill believes in living a healthy lifestyle, one that takes in fresh food, a glass of fine wine, some fun exercise and above all else, family. We are honored to consider iaap, a San Antonio based producer of competitive running events, a part of our Papouli’s Greek Grill family.
Together, we embrace our local community to promote a healthy lifestyle through competitive foot races of all levels. Check out all of the great events on the IAAP calendar-www.iaapweb.com. Go for it…sign up for one, heck go for two, and bring along a friend!
At Papouli’s Greek Grill, our customers mean the world to us. To thank you, we proudly offer our Papouli’s Perqs loyalty program. Become a member of our family by enrolling today, and begin earning points immediately.
What Are the Perqs?
- Earn 1 point for every dollar you spend at Papouli’s.
- Earn 50 points just for registering! (Points will be reflected after your next visit.)
- Every time you collect 100 points, you get a $10 credit on your Perqs card for use at any of our locations.
- Get double points during the Mid-Day Double (2-5pm, Monday-Friday).
- Get exclusive promotions throughout the year, including special gifts on your birthday and membership anniversary.
Frequently Asked Questions
How are points determined?
A point is earned for each dollar you spend at any Papouli’s Greek Grill location. Points are not awarded for taxes, discounts and offers.
Can I redeem my points for cash?
Sorry, points have no cash value and are not redeemable for cash.
Will my points expire?
Great news! Points do not expire.
How do I check the balance on my Papouli’s Perqs card?
Click on the Member Login link, and enter your username and password.
Do take out or catering purchases count toward my points?
Perqs Program – Terms and Conditions
- Points will not be awarded for taxes, discounts and other offers.
- Points cannot be earned for gift card purchases.
- Points may be earned at any Papouli’s Greek Grill location.
- Points have no cash value and cannot be redeemed for cash.
- No purchase is necessary to become a Perqs member.
- By enrolling in the program, members are granting Papouli’s permission to contact them with periodic emails, texts and other forms of contact.
- Members may not combine points.
- Papouli’s Greek Grill reserves the right to change or discontinue this program at any time. The accumulation of points does not entitle members to any vested rights with respect to awards or program benefits.
- The Perqs card does not have an expiration date.
- Points must be added at the time of purchase. Points cannot be earned for past transactions.
- Valid ID may be required at the time of purchase.
- 50 bonus points awarded for registering will be reflected in your account after your next visit.
Stop by any of our locations and pick your Papouli’s Perqs Card! Let good food and good memories begin.