In the best moments, fatherhood is about savoring those proud moments of calm after the storm. It’s fitting that Father’s Day falls in the point of the maple cycle when the trees have just finished harvesting. Like fatherhood, this is a moment to appreciate that so much of the cycle of life is well beyond our control and all we can do is the best we can do.
As the Woodlands Maple farmers who also claim the title of “Dad” sit back for a moment to celebrate fatherhood before hopping back on their tractors, we have developed a Father’s Day menu in honor of them.
Maple is more than a seasonal winter indulgence or something that is great to top pancakes, oatmeal and yogurt. It is also a key ingredient for marinades that bring BBQ to a delicious new level, a way to spice up vegetable side dishes, and create crowd-pleasing desserts.
Of course, tending to that hot grill calls for a cool drink. We took care of that by including a fantastic cocktail recipe that incorporates our Dark Amber Select maple. For the kids this is also a perfect all-natural sweetener to add to iced tea and lemonade.
We hope all you Dads enjoy the day! You deserve it.