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May 31, 2013
09:36 AM

Recipes for Dad for a Father's Day Feast

Why not celebrate dad's big day a bit early? Or get a jump on the June 16, 2013 date by having your kids make him a breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert menu!

Let dad know just how special he is by preparing something special this Father's Day. It's on Sunday, June 16 this year, but why not get a head start on planning the perfect meal for dad? These recipes are simple enough that your kids can do most of the work (infants and toddlers excused!). To start the day, serve dad breakfast in bed with green eggs and ham. For lunch, put together a BLT salad – and throw in some extra bacon. Personalized pretzels make for a fun afternoon snack before a dinner of baked chicken fingers. Top off the day with not one but two desserts, including a triple layer mud pie and a giant chocolate chip cookie. You could even have your kiddos make up a menu to give to dad at breakfast so he knows all the yummy foods he'll be treated to throughout the day.

 

Green Eggs and Ham

Keep dad healthy with this recipe for green eggs and ham from Cooking Light. Mix basil, garlic and milk into an egg substitute before adding it to crisped pancetta (ham would work well, too). Top toasted slices of bread with the egg mixture and a tomato slice before broiling it until browned. Now, someone grab the tray – it's time to take dad breakfast!

 

BLT Salad

Instead of a sandwich, add bacon, lettuce and tomato to pasta to create this BLT salad from Taste of Home. To blend all the ingredients together, mix in ranch salad dressing before serving up this creative lunch idea.

 

Baked Chicken Fingers

Swap the frying pan for the oven in Martha Stewart's baked chicken fingers recipe. The chicken pieces are dipped in whisked eggs and then a breadcrumb mixture before heading into the oven. Have your kids come up with cool dipping sauces to go along with the chicken fingers – maybe barbecue sauce mixed with some pineapple juice or spaghetti sauce thinned with a little balsamic vinegar?

 

Pop's Personalized Pretzels

This recipe for "pop's personalized pretzels" from Spoonful comes together quickly thanks to premade frozen bread dough. Your kids can take their time molding the dough into shapes, like letters, to spell a message meant just for dad.

 

Triple-Layer Mud Pie

This triple-layer mud pie from Kraft only looks hard to make. It's not, but you don't have to tell dad that! The pie comes together quickly using a premade piecrust, chocolate pudding, whipped cream and chocolate melted into sweetened condensed milk. Decadent, dad-worthy dessert!

 

Big Father's Day Cookie

Don't bother with the cookie sheet; have your kids get out the pizza pan, instead, for this big Father's Day cookie recipe from Nestle's Very Best Baking. Your kids can press premade cookie dough onto a greased pizza pan. Bake, decorate and you're ready to serve this oversized cookie to dad. Make sure to have a tall glass of milk on hand to go with this.

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