by Katie Grant of Celebrating With The Bug
Father’s Day is almost here, and I have been racking my brain to come up with the perfect menu! When it comes to planning a meal, I feel like there are a million variables to consider: What does Dad like? Do I need to prep before church? How many people will be chowing down (in my case this is a very important question, as my husband is the oldest of nine, and I haven't even counted my side of the family yet)? Are we eating inside or outside (maybe even at the park)? June tends to bring lovely weather to our neck of the woods. Then again, I'm pretty sure there has been South Dakota snowfall in June before. Welcome to my brain! It runs a mile a minute, and I usually have about five things going at any one time! Speaking of which, what is the forecast for Father's Day again, and hey, where are the kids? It's been quiet for a while…
For Father's Day dinner this year, relax and leave the overthinking to me! I've put together the ideal father-inspired, indoor/outdoor, prepare-ahead-of-time, easy-to-make-as-little-or-as-much-as-you-like, and economical Father’s Day menu!
Dishes For Dad: A Delicious And Fun Father's Day Feast
Barbecue Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
When planning a menu, I like to start with the main dish and roll from there. These barbecue pulled chicken sandwiches are a standby in this household and the perfect thing to plan my Father’s Day menu around! Using a crock pot instead of the grill will allow me to prep ahead of time (and to save my father and husband from grilling their own dinner)!
Ranch And Bacon Style Potato Salad
Warm weather screams potato salad to me. Neither of the fathers in my life are big fans of classic potato salad, which is why we are going with this ranch and bacon style potato salad instead!
Fruit With Yogurt
Caring and loving fathers are true superheroes in my eyes, and this Captain America fruit tray will let Dad know he is the hero in your life!
Chocolate Cherry Cake
Don’t forget dessert! My son and I made this Chocolate Cherry Darth Vader Cake for Father’s Day a couple of years ago, and it is probably the most memorable Father's Day dessert we have served! It is super-moist and has great flavor! Of course, you can use any pan you like!
Thank you for checking out this post and my special thanks goes to Daneen for allowing me to share my ideas with you today! Have a wonderful Father's Day!
I want to thank Katie so, so, sooooooo much for this awesome post! Please be sure to check out her website for more fantastic ideas:
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6/9/2017 09:52:11 pm
All of these sound FABULOUS! We have been making lots of pulled pork BBQ sliders lately, so our taste buds must be on the same page 😉. And since Father's Day is right near my dad's birthday, there's always chocolate cake too!
6/13/2017 01:46:39 pm
So glad you like! Katie did an awesome job. Those sliders are definitely on my list of things to make this week! xoxo
6/14/2017 07:49:09 am
What lovely ideas, the barbecue chicken and that cake would certainly be a big hit with my dad.
6/14/2017 08:08:36 am
This can make a great Manu for a picnic I'm planning one for next week this can help
6/14/2017 10:48:02 am
These are great ideas! My dad would really love these!
6/14/2017 01:56:44 pm
This is making me so hungry! The pulled chicken sandwich looks lush! xx corinne
6/14/2017 03:18:38 pm
All this looks tasty! I won't be cooking though, I tend to burn things. We're ordering pizza!
6/14/2017 06:25:20 pm
My grandpa's and dad's favorite is the potatoes salad. I'm sure they could enjoy the captain america dish too
6/14/2017 07:39:18 pm
This seems like a Big Party on the fathers day !! i will this Cake on the menu for father's Day
6/14/2017 08:17:40 pm
Wow! This is so cool to have a full menu for Father's Day! Wish my dad was not cross the ocean. I am totally in love with the food tray :)
6/14/2017 08:50:45 pm
I love the pulled chicken slider idea, my dad loves anything BBQ! Great list of choices, I will have to borrow a couple of these ideas.
6/14/2017 11:14:37 pm
Yum! This recipe looks amazing! I love that you only need a few eggs and a can of cherries (and of course all that CHOCOLATE!) I could totally see myself making the Chocolate Cherry Darth Vader Cake for my own dad!
6/15/2017 04:23:59 am
omg that chocolate cake looks like heaven on earth! Looks so easy to bake as well! I will defo be giving it a go!
6/15/2017 05:28:23 pm
I love the idea of using fruit yogurt. I use cool whip but I like this idea! Perfect for Summer parties.
6/15/2017 10:41:59 pm
The pulled meat sandwich is definitely something my husband would love this Father's Day. Looks delicious!
6/15/2017 11:52:06 pm
You know what i want on father's day? I want bacon. Anything with bacon on it. And some beer.
6/16/2017 08:39:58 am
If my dad were alive I'm sure he'd love any of these treat! These are so awesome :)
6/16/2017 10:39:29 am
These are awesome ideas! I might try the BBQ pull chicken sandwich and potato salad. They're making me hungry!
6/17/2017 08:56:47 am
That chocolate cherry Darth Vader cake looks insanely delicious. I can almost taste it. Happy Father's Day!
6/17/2017 12:39:07 pm
I love cherries + chocolate! Have a great father's day as well!
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