PB+J: Papa Bender + Jenn

by Jenn (eating bender) on June 20, 2010

Today is a very special day for dads everywhere! Here on my blog, my dad is better known as his alter ego – Papa Bender! How fitting that our initials spell PB&J. Or if you really want to get fancy, PB&B for Papa Bender & Bender – or Peanut Butter & Banana 😉

No matter how you slice it, our mutual love for culinary adventures complements each other well.

I am so grateful for the dad who still makes me French toast and Mickey Mouse pancakes when I visit.

I’m grateful for the dad who cheers on my Northwestern Wildcats – except when they play the Badgers.

I’m grateful for the dad who so graciously allows my brother and me to beat him in golf. I mean, not many dads could hit houses and cacti all in the name of love 😉

But in all seriousness, I am truly grateful for the dad who has been a loving husband for more than 29 years, a worried dad-of-a-daughter for more than 23 and an integral 1/4 of my unstoppably loving family of four for more than 17 years (as of last Thursday)!

Happy Papa Bender Day, Dad!

I love you and wish I could be in Arizona to spend the day with you, but I know you’re in good hands. Hope that mom and Eric protect you from snakes on the golf course!

Oh, and thanks for introducing me to the glory that is red wine.

Nature’s best sleeping pill.

To all the Korduckis reading: this is one of many similar pictures I have in my possession. Email me 😉



Substitutions Giveaway Winner

I absolutely loved reading your suggestions for substitutions and everything you learned from Becky Sue Epstein in my giveaway post. Without further ado, the winner is…

#13…otherwise known as the lovely Mara!

Congratulations, girly! Your substitution of lemon juice for cream of tartar was really cool! I’ll be in touch soon to chat about the winning details and get you a copy of the book!

Hope everyone is having a FABULOUS weekend!

Question: Do you have a Father’s Day tradition with your dad? If so, what?

If I was home, we would definitely be golfing! In fact, my family already is… :)


1 Mara @ What's For Dinner? June 20, 2010 at 10:23 am

Happy Father’s Day Papa Bender!!!

Cant believe I won!!! I still have your Twilight giveaway prize too… :)

2 Erica June 20, 2010 at 10:40 am

awwwwwww how sweet! Happy Father’s day to your Daddy-o! I just try to have a good meal with my dad on Father’s day and this year is no different!

3 VeggieGirl June 20, 2010 at 10:57 am

Happy Father’s Day to your dear dad!

Father’s Day tradition = brunch at my home for my dad and brothers.

4 Jenn (eating bender) July 1, 2010 at 8:30 am

A belated thanks, VeggieGirl! Hope you’re doing well :) Miss ya!

5 Lauren June 20, 2010 at 1:58 pm

So cute!!! Your dad looks like such a wonderful man who loves you very much! Such a lucky girl! :)

6 Jessica @ How Sweet June 20, 2010 at 3:32 pm

For 28 years we have always drove HOME from the beach on Fathers Day! It is a sad tradition, but at least we had a fun week leading up to it. :)

7 BroccoliHut June 20, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Happy Father’s Day to Papa Bender! I always love seeing his Mickey Mouse pancakes on the blog:)

8 Gabriela @ Fro-Yo Lover June 20, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Awwww – loved this post, girl!
I´m sure your Dad´s the sweetest :)
Wish you an amazing week!
Brazilian XOXO´s,

9 land animal June 20, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Well I have seen a lot of blog posts of pics of bloggers and their dads today. I have to say I think your pics are the cutest! Hahaha

10 Jenn (eating bender) July 1, 2010 at 8:30 am

You are so sweet! Thank you :)

11 MarathonVal June 20, 2010 at 9:16 pm

Jenn, you always write the most heartfelt, sweetest posts about your family. They are so lucky to have you!

Happy Father’s Day to Papa Bender! :)

12 Mom June 21, 2010 at 7:21 pm

I know we give him a hard time about that last pix, but now that I see what he was trying to read maybe it was more the reading material than the wine:)

13 John June 21, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Nice post. Like the ending pic. My dad would possibly commit murder if we tried something like that :-)

14 CaSaundra June 21, 2010 at 8:45 pm

SO great that you have such a meaningful relationship with your dad!! I love seeing his food on here, it always looks really good :-)

15 Jenn (eating bender) July 1, 2010 at 8:29 am

Thanks, CaSaundra :)

16 carolinebee June 22, 2010 at 7:26 pm

OOHHHHH JENN my love!!!! I’ve missed u so 😀 Happy Dad’s Day to your pops AND happy belated b-day to your brother!
I can’t wait to catch up with you- we need to catch up for REALS anyway! xo hope you and bobby are doing fab in Chi-town, you guys have been having some good weather hmm!?
ps: is that walker bro’s in the pic of you, your dad and bro?? haha i’m obsessed 😀

17 Jenn (eating bender) July 1, 2010 at 8:29 am

I’ve missed you, too!! That is totally Walker Bros. in the pic :) We need to catch up soon, for sure! Hope all is well with you!

18 Jenn June 29, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Just catching up on EatingBender posts and had to tell you I love this one! It’s just so sweet and reminds me of what a lovely (and silly) girl you are. Miss you!

19 Jenn (eating bender) July 1, 2010 at 8:32 am

Aw, thank you Jenn! I miss you, too! We should grab dinner in the next few weeks. Let me know what your schedule looks like!

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