Like me, he lives to eat, but that takes shape mainly as a lunch, dinner, and snack pursuit. I've never known him to go crazy over a fried egg sandwich, or to make pancakes of his own accord. Most days, he has toast, either slathered with peanut butter while still warm, or with gently crushed avocado, olive oil, and salt.
So Father's Day brunch is really for the rest of the family (and for the dogs, who each year anew act like they've never seen a muffin scrap before.) My dad will attend, of course, but menu planning is dictated by the tastes of my sisters and mother. Enter the cinnamon rolls, and the cream cheese frosting. And the custardy, soft-scrambled eggs. Oh, and the biscuits.
Below are 13 go-to brunch dishes that strike a perfect balance between being profoundly doable and feeling decadent enough for a special occasion. (The dogs have signed off on each one, too.)