They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. For my dad and husband, the two most important men in my life, this is most definitely the case! If I made my dad tacos and diet pepsi everyday for the rest of his life, he would die a happy man. And for my hubby who loves adventure, he is so tickled that I try new recipes all the time that he’s as happy as a kid in the candy shop! So why not use food to celebrate Father’s Day and show dad how much you love him? These 8 recipes I am going to give you are tried and true dad recipes. How do I know? Because my dad and hubby nearly lick their plates after one of these is served. I have a hunch you can find something for your man too…
Sit your Pops down on the couch with his favorite game on and let him slurp this refreshing Iced Black Tea Lemonade. He’ll be happy as a lark and you’ll have a chance to prepare the rest of your meal. Pour yourself a glass while you’re at it!
While he’s sipping his tea and watching the game, he’ll need something to munch on. This Restaurant Style Chunky Guacamole is just the ticket! It only takes about 5 minutes to make and it is absolutely addicting. Guacamole is my dad’s most favorite appetizer in the whole universe!
This 3 Cheese Baked Macaroni and Cheese is the second highest viewed recipe on my site. Why? Because it is absolutely scrumptious and I haven’t yet met a person who doesn’t like it. It’s the perfect dish for a party because you can prepare it ahead of time and just pop it in the oven an hour before you’re ready to eat. It serves a crowd easily and there is rarely any leftover.
These Easy 30 Minute Baked Beans are at the top of my husband’s favorite meals. My dad loves them too! Maybe they love all the protein or the smoky flavor. Maybe it’s the chunks of beef. Whatever it is, they both go back for seconds…or thirds. I should probably make two batches this Father’s Day.
You might like to incorporate something on the healthier side this Father’s Day if your dad likes food on the lighter side. This Apple Blue Cheese Salad has a tangy bite to it that begs you to come back for another. It is in my top 5 favorite salads ever and if I am the one cooking, then by golly we’re going to have something I like too! Besides, our men need a little roughage to keep things moving after all that pasta and beans!
Now here’s the home-run for Dad: Crockpot Baby-Back Ribs! Give yourself a little break in the kitchen and let the Crockpot do the work. Your dad won’t know the difference because this rib meat falls right off the bone! It tastes AH-mazing and I guarantee you’ll catch your dad licking his fingers! This recipe includes a homemade rub that you won’t want to miss.
My dad ALWAYS has to have his bread and butter. In fact, he might eat more butter than bread, but that’s beside the point. My dad loves these Yeast Rolls and I love how easy and convenient they are to make. I prep the dough ahead of time, let it rise, and then just scoop out however many I want to bake. That means fresh, hot-out-of-the-oven buttery goodness whenever you want it!
Now we can’t forget dessert! That’s the most important part, right? My hubby has requested a chocolate treat for Father’s Day this year and I can’t think of anything tastier (or easier) than this 8 Layer Chocolate Peanut Butter Trifle. Your dad will be so impressed when you pull this baby out of the fridge! And there’s no need to tell him that it took all of 15 minutes to assemble! Just have some napkins handy as they may be tempted to lick the bowl!
Now that you have the recipes you need for Father’s Day, sit back, relax, and enjoy time with your dad! We never know how long we have them and even silent moments spent in each other’s company are precious. If you are a dad and you are reading this, may you have a blessed and relaxing day!