Pack a Protein Punch this Father’s Day!

This Father’s Day be sure you put the best beef on the grill! Check out The Kentucky Beef Council to find the best beef cuts for grilling, as well as tips and tricks on the basics of grilling.
No competition, Dad is definitely #1 in our hearts! Speaking of competition, if there was a protein contest, beef would surely be crowned the king! Among the powerful package of 10 essential nutrients beef is known for, protein may be one of the most notable. In fact, one 3 oz cooked serving of beef provides 50% of your Daily Value (25 grams) for this important nutrient—making it an excellent source! Pump up the protein this Father’s Day with a juicy steak hot off the grill!

If Dad is doing his thing manning the grill, that gives you and the kiddos the golden opportunity to sneak off and prepare the perfect pairing for those Father’s Day steaks! In honor of Dad’s Day, I’m sharing with you another Halfway Homemade homerun of an idea – Flavored Butters!! No, you do not need one of those old school churns, because these babies are only Halfway Homemade!
Check out the variety of recipes below!

Lemon-Dill Butter
  • ⅛ cup fresh dill or more depending on how dilly you like it
  • 1 tsp minced garlic (I use the squirtable kind)
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Honey Butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 stick unsalted butter room temperature
Jalapeño Lime (my personal favorite) 
  • 1 stick butter room temperature
  •  salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1-2 tbsp freshly chopped cilantro
 
Parsley Butter
  • 1 stick butter room temp
  • 1/4 chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Don’t be surprised if Dad says this is the most delicious dinner he’s ever had! I smell an annual Dad’s Day tradition cookin’!