The Best Dads Deserve The Best Recipes: 4 Of Our Favorite Father’s Day Meals

Now that Father’s Day is just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what to make for the special dads in your life. If you’re stumped on ideas, don’t worry – we have you covered. From mouth-watering breakfast recipes to delicious desserts, Gala Foods has rounded up four of our favorite Father’s Day meals that are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. So get cooking and show your dad how much you appreciate him!

Start with a savory breakfast that dad will love, like bacon and eggs or French toast.

Nothing says “I love you, Dad” like starting the day off with a delicious breakfast. If your dad is a fan of bacon and eggs, whip up a batch of our favorite recipe. Or, if he’s more of a French toast lover, try our delicious take on the classic dish. Either way, he’s sure to be impressed.

Eggs with bacon

Ingredients:

  • 8 strips of bacon
  • 8 eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chives, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from the pan and drain on paper towels.
  3. Crack eggs into the bacon fat and season with salt and pepper. Use a fork to scramble the yolks and whites until desired consistency is reached.
  4. Garnish with chives and serve with crispy bacon strips.

French Toast

Ingredients:

  • 1 loaf of bread (we like using challah or brioche)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Unsalted butter, for frying
  • Maple syrup, for serving

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla extract. 
  2. Slice bread into 1-inch thick slices and soak in the egg mixture for 5 minutes per side.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add soaked bread slices to the skillet and cook until golden brown and crispy, about 2 minutes per side.
  4. Serve with maple syrup and enjoy!

For lunch, grill up some burgers or hot dogs with all of the fixings.

Is there anything more quintessential to summer than grilling? We think not. And what better way to show your dad how much you care than by firing up the grill and cooking him his favorite lunch? Whether he prefers burgers or hot dogs, be sure to load up on all of the fixings – he’ll definitely appreciate it.

Burger

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, ketchup, mustard, onion, pickle relish, salt, and pepper.
  2. Form mixture into 4 patties.
  3. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat and cook burgers until golden brown and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.
  4. Serve on hamburger buns with your favorite toppings.

Hot Dog

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Place hot dogs in a large skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat. Cook until charred, about 5 minutes per side.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together ketchup, mustard, and onion.
  3. Serve hot dogs in buns with the prepared sauce.

Serve Dad his favorite dinner – whether it’s pizza, tacos, or steak and potatoes.

After a busy day of celebrating, your dad is sure to be hungry. So why not treat him to his favorite dinner? If he’s a fan of pizza, tacos, or steak and potatoes, we’ve got you covered with recipes for all of the above.

(H3) Pizza

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Roll out pizza dough on a floured surface and transfer to a greased baking sheet.
  3. Spread tomato sauce over the dough and top with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni slices.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly. Enjoy!

(H3) Tacos

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup sour cream

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook ground beef until browned. Drain excess fat and stir in chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  2. Stir in black beans and cook for 5 minutes, or until heated through.
  3. Place tortillas on a plate and top with the beef mixture, salsa, and sour cream. Enjoy!

(H3) Steak and Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes, diced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 (1-pound) flank steak
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat olive oil. Add potatoes, onion, and garlic and cook for 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
  2. Season steak with salt and pepper and add to the skillet. Cook for 5-7 minutes per side, or until desired doneness is reached.
  3. Serve steak and potatoes together and enjoy!

End the day with a sweet treat like ice cream or chocolate cake

No Father’s Day is complete without a sweet treat, so be sure to save room for dessert! If your dad has a weakness for ice cream, we’ve got the perfect recipe for a homemade version that he’s sure to love. Or, if the chocolate cake is more his style, our decadent recipe is sure to hit the spot. Whatever you choose, he’s sure to appreciate the effort.

Vanilla Ice Cream

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine heavy cream and milk. Cook until just simmering.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in sugar and vanilla extract until dissolved.
  3. Pour mixture into a blender and blend for 1 minute.
  4. Pour mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Serve and enjoy!

Chocolate Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together oil and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla extract and whisk until well combined.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Alternately add the flour mixture and water to the sugar mixture, mixing until just combined.
  5. Divide batter evenly between the prepared pans and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans and transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve and enjoy!

And don’t forget to give dad a big hug and tell him how much you love him!

No matter what you make for Father’s Day, the most important thing is that you let your dad know how much you love and appreciate him. So be sure to give him a big hug and tell him how much you care. He’s sure to appreciate it – and it just might be the best Father’s Day gift of all.

Happy Father’s Day!

Supermarket near me

If you’re looking for a place to buy ingredients for your Father’s Day meal, we’ve got you covered. Check out our list of the best supermarkets near you.

Freeport

Bridgeport

Brentwood

Bayshore

Whether you’re looking for a hearty breakfast to fuel dad all day long, or something special to celebrate Father’s Day dinner, Gala Foods has you covered. Our recipes are not only delicious but easy to follow, so even the most novice cooks can wow their dads with a fantastic meal. And if cooking isn’t your thing, no problem! We have plenty of ready-made meals that will make Dad feel like the king of his castle. So what are you waiting for? Visit us or shop online for his favorite products!

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