Menu Ideas

8 Dinners for Dad

June 11, 2014

We've come to accept Father's Day as a predictable parade of lengthy rounds of golf, World's Greatest Dad mugs, and piles upon piles of meat. Yes, on this day each year, our lives seem to devolve into carnivorous chaos as flimsy paper plates carrying 14-ounce ribeyes follow appetizers of burnt ends and cocktails, all coming out of the kitchen in rapid succession. A salad may have been prepared, but someone managed to devour the bacon before a vinaigrette could be made, so the greens are pretty much as good as forgotten. 

These dishes offer a much-needed respite from the typical Dad's Day feast. Hearty salads, summer tacos, and fresh seafood are the new showstoppers, inspiring the rejoice of dads and guests alike.

Mussels with Spices, Ginger, Lemongrass, and Coriander by Meike Peters ° eat in my kitchen

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Mussels with Spices, Ginger, Lemongrass and Coriander


Cacio e Pepe Pizza with Roasted Radishes by fiveandspice

Cacio e Pepe Pizza with Roasted Radishes on Food52


California Chicken Tacos with Corn and Red Cabbage Slaw by Linda Burkhart

California Chicken Tacos with Corn and Red Cabbage Slaw


Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes by Gena Hamshaw

Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joes


Warm Chicken Salad by Merrill Stubbs

Warm Chicken Salad on Food52


Steak for a Brooklyn Backyard Barbecue by Giulia Melucci

Steak for a Brooklyn Backyard Barbecue


Summer Weekend Pasta by Amanda Hesser

Summer Weekend Pasta on Food52


Brigit Binns' Crab Cakes by Genius Recipes

Brigit Binns' Crab Cakes on Food52

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1 Comment

Joy B. June 12, 2014
love these ideas!