Be bad with manly food this Father's Day
June 15, 2009
If dad's a health fanatic and prefers smoothies to bacon during the week, treat him to a full-on, hearty breakfast this Father's Day.
Cooking at home will add both a personal touch to the meal, but perhaps offer a cheaper alternative to a crowded restaurant. Here are some tips on how to make your Father's Day brunch man-tastic.
First, find out what paper dad prefers and be sure to have it ready with a Bloody Mary or mimosa and coffee, so he can relax while you and the family cook.
Scrambled eggs or made-to-order omelets are the perfect centerpiece for the meal. Let dad pick his ingredients while you whip up the dish.
If dad is super health-conscious, try some veggie sausages and stick to egg whites. Vegan dads might like tofu scramble with seasonings instead of eggs.
Don't forget fresh, crusty bread or croissants as a break from toast or English muffins. If possible, pick up a variety of baked goods that morning and serve with butter, jams and other condiments.
For a real treat, try making homemade buttermilk pancakes - from scratch - and use real maple syrup as a treat.
Add a bit of fiber and antioxidant power with blueberries, strawberries or decadent banana and walnuts.