Father’s Day Menu Ideas

Father’s Day Menu Ideas

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Father’s Day is the perfect time to thank and honor our dads. Here are a few Father’s Day Menu Ideas to help you plan a family gathering for all the dad’s in your life. 

 

Father’s Day Menu Ideas – Begin with Appetizers

Appetizers are a must at any of our family gatherings. Perfect for those standing around mingling with each other while waiting for the meal to begin. Here are a few finger foods to get you started!

 

I enjoy making Spinach Dip during the holidays or for family gatherings. A creamy dip seasoned with chopped spinach, dried veggies, and crunchy water chestnuts. It really is delicious.

Spinach Dip
I enjoy making Spinach Dip during the holidays or for family gatherings. Frozen spinach mixed with vegetable soup mix and sour cream. Who knew that spinach could be so delicious! Serve with your favorite fresh vegetables or crackers.
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Black Bean Salsa is an easy and tasty appetizer to make for your family or gathering. It’s so easy, and the ingredients are common enough to be in everyone’s pantry.

Black Bean Salsa
Here's an easy and tasty appetizer to make for your family or gathering. Serve with corn chips.
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Tortilla Pinwheels are a favorite at our family gatherings. They are wonderful. And they are always devoured. Quickly. What’s not to love? Picante Sauce, Black Olives, Cheddar Cheese, Cream Cheese, Ham. Yum!

Tortilla Pinwheels
Tortilla Pinwheels is a recipe shared with me by one of my nieces who always brings them to our family gatherings. They are wonderful. And they are always devoured. What's not to love. Picante Sauce, Black Olives, Cheddar Cheese, Cream Cheese, Ham. Yum!
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Tortilla Pinwheels

 

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Meat on the Grill

Father’s Day is the perfect time to get out the grill and cook something delicious to celebrate with your family. Beef. Pork. Chicken. Shrimp. You decide. Or cook an assortment for everyone!

 

Sirloin Steak Marinade is a recipe we have been enjoying for many years.

Sirloin Steak Marinade
Here's a recipe we love on steaks. Enjoy!
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Country Chuckwagon Dinner Ideas - Sirloin Steak Marinade

 

Here is an easy and tasty recipe for serving Grilled Pork Loin Chops. Thick slices of pork seasoned with a tangy spice rub that is so delicious you’ll want to always have some on hand.

Grilled Pork Loin Chops
Here is an easy and tasty recipe for serving pork loin chops. Thanks to the girls at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hepler, Kansas for letting me in on the two secrets to this delicious dish!
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Last summer we made these Honey-Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs, which turned out quite delicious.

Honey-Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs
Here's a recipe we tried last summer that turned out quite delicious.
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Recipe for Honey-Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs - Labor Day Menu Ideas

 

Cajun Shrimp is a great addition to any barbecue. We love shrimp at our house. This recipe is sure to please any shrimp-lovers out there.

Cajun Shrimp
Here's a fun recipe for any shrimp-lovers out there. A great addition to any barbecue.
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Side Dishes and Salads

Fried Okra Bites is a great dish to serve at your next fish fry, shrimp boil, or barbecue. Small pieces of okra that have a crispy cornmeal coating laced with seasoned salt and garlic. So good!

Fried Okra Bites
Here's a delicious recipe to serve at your next fish fry, shrimp boil, or barbecue. Enjoy!
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Fried Okra Bites

 

Crunchy Broccoli Salad is the perfect dish to take to your next potluck dinner or family gathering. It’s easy, full of flavor, and people devour it. Broccoli Slaw, Carrots, Radishes, Golden Raisins, Sunflower Seeds, and the main attraction–Ramen Noodles.

Crunchy Broccoli Salad
Here's a yummy recipe to take to your next potluck dinner.
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Try Creamy Cucumber Salad during the hot summer months. Perfect for when your garden cucumbers are growing out your ears!

Creamy Cucumber Salad
Here's a cool salad to try during the hot summer months. Enjoy!
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Creamy Cucumber Salad

 

Kenny’s Cowboy Beans is a recipe my oldest brother concocted, which turned out fabulous. My favorite go-to recipe when I want a batch of cowboy beans.

Kenny's Cowboy Beans
My brothers are both good cooks. Here is a recipe my oldest brother concocted, which turned out fabulous. My favorite go-to recipe when I want a pot of cowboy beans. Enjoy!
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My mom used to make Easy Macaroni and Cheese for me when I was a girl. As a mom, I made it for our girls, and now I make it for our grandchildren.

Easy Macaroni and Cheese
Here's a recipe my mom used to make for me when I was a girl. Our girls liked it even better than the Kraft version.
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Easy Macaroni and Cheese

 

Bread for the Family Gathering

Here are a few of my favorite bread recipes that go well with grilled foods or barbecues. And which make enough for a large family gathering.

I first made Molasses Rye Bread after my husband and I ate at Outback Steakhouse where they served us the most wonderful dark “Bushman” bread and also my first Bloomin’ Onion! I loved it and knew I had to try making my own. Sweet, dark, and rich. Yum!

Molasses Rye Bread
Here's a hearty bread to serve with steaks, salads, or soups. Sweet, dark, and rich. Yum.
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Ranch Loaves are a favorite at our house. They are incredibly tasty and a perfect fit for chicken, beef, or pork dinners. Even sliced with a piece of cheese or slathered with butter makes a great snack.

Ranch Loaves
This recipe is one of our favorite breads. It won a purple ribbon at the county fair.
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We love this Tangy Sourdough Bread and make it every week! It makes two loaves, so I’ll either freeze one for later in the week or take it to our weekly potluck at church, or give a loaf to family or friends.

Tangy Sourdough
Here's a sourdough recipe we adore and make every week. If you don't have a sourdough starter, you may make your own HERE. This bread is delicious with butter, makes wonderful Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, or use it to make your own Sourdough Croutons.
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Tangy Sourdough Bread

 

Dessert to Finish off the Celebration

Ice Cream, Brownies, and Cookies are all favorite desserts for the men in our family. Try one of these for your family gathering.

This recipe for Chewy Chocolate Fudge Brownies is one we make just about every month at our house. Decadent, chewy, fudgy brownies that are easy to make and oh so good!

Chewy Chocolate Fudge Brownies
Here's a favorite recipe at our house--one we make just about every month. Great with vanilla ice cream.
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Chocolate Sheet Cake is a dessert my husband’s grandma used to bring to family gatherings. Everyone always loved it. I hope you will too.

Chocolate Sheet Cake
This is a cake my husband's grandma used to make for family gatherings. Everyone always loved it. I hope you will too.
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Here’s my Mom’s Homemade Ice Cream recipe that is served at almost every family gathering we have on my mom’s side of the family. Creamy and sweet. A family favorite.

Mom's Homemade Ice Cream
Here's a favorite recipe served at almost every family gathering we have on the Swiler side. Creamy and sweet.
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Cowboy Cookies are our favorite go-to camping cookie, fair cookie, or even picnic cookie. They have so much stuff in them, they could almost qualify for a breakfast cookie. Almost.

Cowboy Cookies
This is a favorite in our house.
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Recipe for Cowboy Cookies

 

See more Menu Ideas Here. Have a Happy Father’s Day!

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