A Pineapple Treat for the Dads

I know this is a few days late, but last night was a special night for Mr. N and I. We went to a local cooking school for a “cook with your kid” night. And let me tell you, this wasn’t the typical cook with your kid’s class. No chicken nuggets or pizzas at this school. In fact, we made baby back ribs (using a very similar rub that dad did on Father’s Day), homemade corn bread, Caesar salad with homemade croutons and a semi freddo. It was phenomenal! Mr. N is already talking about how we have to make the semi freddo for the blog, so I think there’s a good chance we’ll be sharing that one soon!

In the meantime, we’ll get back to Father’s Day. After all of that work dad put in on the ribs, the kids and I wanted to make something special for him. We chose a Pineapple Ice Cream treat that dad had pulled from a Cooking Light magazine back in March 2011. We thought it would be a good complement to the ribs (well, ok, I thought that) and what a better time to make it than dad’s special day.

We started with about 2 cups of chopped pineapple, placed the chunks on a foil-lined baking sheet and sprinkled them with brown sugar. Continue reading