What do you eat on Father’s Day? Is it an occasion at your house that is celebrated with a delicious meal, words of gratitude and conversation?
If you’re on the hunt for Father’s Day Meal Plan recipes, I’ve got you covered. I’ve meal large family meal planning for what feels like most of my life. Cooking for people has become one of my favorite things to do.
What Time of Day Do You Cook for Dad’s Special Day?
I would love to know, are you looking for brunch recipes, the perfect creation for lunch or do you prefer to prepare a dinner for his special day?
We tend to do a dinner and invite family over.
Often times I love to fire up the grill, because the weather here in Texas is generally perfect for that this time of year.
Classic Recipes for Dad
Do you like to keep in classic and cook something like grilled steaks and baked potatoes for Father’s Day?
Maybe your man like his food a little spicy, do you’re looking for that perfect meal that uses hot sauce as a base.
Maybe you have a flank steak in the freezer and you’re looking for the most tasty meal for the perfect celebration.
Or is it pork chops that get Dad’s taste buds going?
Maybe your man is super traditional and loves something like fried chicken as his favorite meal.
No matter the recipe you’re looking for, we have a list here that will help you make this special day delicious!
Father’s Day Side Dish Ideas
These are some of my favorite manly side dishes that I love to make for days like today:
- Italian side salad
- corn on the cob
- baked beans
- squash summer bake
- potato salad
- homemade onion rings
- baked potato
- cole slaw
- homemade mac and cheese
- green bean casserole
- slow cooker mashed potatoes
- Frito corn salad– we love this!
How Do You Plan the Perfect Father’s Day?
We love to start the day off with church. This always gets everyone in a grateful and joyful mindset.
We love to give dad a meaningful gift for Father’s Day. This year I’ve ordered him a stainless steel tumbler with something special on the front that I know he is going to love. The kids love to make homemade cards for their daddy.
Then we enjoy a delicious meal together around the table. This is our favorite part of the day and it always brings amazing memories. We use this Today is Your Special Day plate for holidays like Father’s Day and special days like birthdays. I’ve ordered two of these plates and LOVE them!
We love to end the day with a fire around the pit in the backyard with marshmallows and music.
Honestly, keeping it simple and focusing on making memories is the most important thing for our family.
What Can I Do for Fathers Day With No Money?
Money is tight for many, and I totally respect that. Showing Dad you appreciate him does not have to be expensive.
- Cook that you have on hand. Pull something out of the freezer or work with what you have on hand in your pantry to make your special dinner for him. Avoid restaurants and cooking from home is the most budget friendly way to go.
- Make a cake or dessert at home using what you have on hand. This patriotic poke cake is a favorite. This cherry Dr. Pepper cake is so delicious as well. He will love it!
- Let the kids make homemade gifts.
- Do something together like fly a kite, go fishing, do a puzzle together as a family, play cards or a board game together, etc. Make it fun with what you have on hand!