Dads, we love them. And dads love food. That's what makes it easy to treat pop well on Father's Day. Whether they are particular in their tastes or wide-open consumers of all things culinary, there are so many meat and cheese recipes, dinners, even party food ideas that will make dad happier than having a TV, a recliner, and a remote in every room.
OK, maybe that stereotype wasn't fair, but the point is it's the simple things that please fathers. So show your love for him with some delicious food. After all, they say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
Typically men appreciate rich, hearty food -you know – the meat and potatoes thing. But these days, health-conscious dads are changing up the menu. That doesn't mean you can't provide a tasty meal or snack on their special day that busts the diet or that leaves them craving something substantial. We say, find the middle ground.
If your dad is of the mindset that it truly is the thought that counts, then put some thought and effort into making some dishes dad will love. He may not be a fan of breakfast in bed, but a brunch menu might get his special day off to a good start.
If you don't have much time, or dad likes an early meal, serve something that can be made the day ahead. Try a recipe for hash brown casserole, or one of those sausage, egg and cheese recipes with a little something extra.
For the gourmet-minded dad, serve this Asparagus, Mushroom, and Gruyere Strudel. This is a treat wrapped in phyllo.
Does dad have more of a sweet tooth? Stack a few peanut butter and chocolate chip pancakes on his plate.
Dads are our protectors when we are young, they work hard to provide what the family needs, and they teach us many things. Here are some nice quotes to share with your dad, or your children, this Father's Day.
- "My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me." Jim Valvano
- "It is a wise father that knows his own child." William Shakespeare
- "The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother." Theodore Hesburgh
- "How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he had planted." Voltaire
So serve up your father's favorite breakfast, or even a simple snack and give a little something back to dear ol' dad.