20+ Father's Day meal ideas for your favorite guy!
Once my dad and mom put together a restaurant called MoDas for us, creating a menu which featured all our favorite foods in three courses. That is impressive considering there are four kids in our family! My parents blocked the entry to the kitchen with tablecloths so we couldn't guess what was going on, marked the entrance to the "restaurant" with block-letter signs drawn with red magic marker, and my dad was our waiter. Even though that was 25 years ago, I still remember the stuffed shells I "ordered." -sigh-
While my mom taught me how to bake, my dad taught me to experiment boldly and with confidence in the kitchen. Watching him toss things into the frying pan without a recipe taught me that sometimes it is fine to just eyeball ingredients and throw the recipes out the window... as long as you use lots of olive oil and garlic!
But, if you are a follow-the-recipe person, or need some Father's Day menu ideas, here you go! I've put together 9 menus based on different dad taste-buds. Fathers, brothers, sons, uncles, cousins, neighbors, friends, mentors- we've all been influenced by amazing men and what better way to celebrate them than with food, right!?!
Bake the bread. Share the slices.
Carolina Style Burgers from Sugardish
Easy German Potato Salad from Yellow Bliss Road
No Bake Strawberry Shortcake from Lil' Luna
Brown Sugar Baked Beans from the Chunky Chef
Monterey Chicken from the Baker Upstairs
Red Lentil Dahl with Spinach and Curried Yogurt from Edible Aria
Homemade Naan Bread from Clever Housewife
Toasted Coconut No Churn Ice Cream from Yellow Bliss Road
Meat and Potatoes Dad
Barbecue Pot Roast from The Gunny Sack
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes from Steamy Kitchen
Brick Street Chocolate Cake from Through Her Looking Glass
Grill Master Dad
Best Grilled Chicken from Noble Pig
Grilled Vegetable Salad from Proud Italian Cook
Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone Whipped Cream from Spicy Southern Kitchen
Slow Cooker Beef Brisket Tacos from The Spice Kit Recipes
Mexican Corn on the Cob from Pinch and Swirl
Honey Lime Berry Salad from Somewhat Simple
Deep Fried Dad
The Best Oven Fried Chicken from The Baker Upstairs
Boardwalk Fries from Tide and Thyme
Sweet and Tangy Coleslaw from Lil' Luna
Churro Cupcakes from The Baker Upstairs
Filet Mignon with Porcini Mushroom Compound Butter from Foodiecrush
Radish Toasts with Chive Butter from Coley Cooks
Limoncello Fig Tart with Walnut and Rosemary Crust from Gourmantine