With Fathers Day this Sunday (18th June), we thought we'd help you plan out your Dads/ Husbands special day with our fail-safe guide to Fathers Day success.
Let's start with letting him sleep in. Usually, he might have work or weekend chores but let him have a little more rest than usual. Why not get ready breakfast in bed for when he wakes. Get the frying pan ready, if there is one day that a huge fry up is acceptable, it's Fathers Day. One of our favourite Fry up recipes is by Jamie Oliver.
- 4 higher-welfare pork and leek sausages
- 4 field mushrooms, wiped
- 2 small tomatoes, scored on top
- 4 rashers higher-welfare smoked dry cured back bacon
- 100 g black pudding, sliced
- 420 g baked beans
- 2 knobs butter
- 4 free-range eggs, cracked into a bowl and beaten
- sea salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- 2-4 thick slices bread, for toasting
- Preheat the grill to high. Set the oven to its lowest heat and pop 2 plates in it to keep warm. Put the sausages, mushrooms and tomatoes, scored-side up, on to a large grill pan and place under the grill, about 5cm from the heat. Cook for about 10 minutes, turning the sausages once or twice.
- Add the bacon and black pudding to the pan and grill for 5 minutes, turning halfway through cooking, until they are cooked and crispy. Put the baked beans in a saucepan and warm gently for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Place a non-stick saucepan over a low heat. Melt 1 knob of butter in the pan, add the eggs, season to taste and stir gently until just scrambled. Remove from the heat. Put the bread in the toaster, and arrange the sausages, mushrooms and tomatoes with the bacon, black pudding and beans on the warm plates. When the toast pops up, butter it, then put a slice on each plate and top with scrambled egg. Serve with HP sauce or tomato ketchup on the side, and a pot of tea.
Gift giving time.
Maybe you've already purchased a gift you know he'll love, but if not, let the gift be your time. Spending some one on one time with your Dad will bring him joy, why not suggest taking part in an activity you know he'll love or you could both just sit back and relax.
Give Dad some alone time.
Give Dad some alone time. Need a light bulb changing? well, that can wait, give Dad a rest. Grab his favourite drinks and snacks, stick on his favourite movie and leave him with his feet up with nothing to do for a few hours.
Cook him Dinner
It could be a family task with all the kids getting involved or weather permitting you could get the barbeque on, I don't know a dad who doesn't enjoy standing in front of the barbeque spatula in hand!
Enjoy the outdoors
Of course, we do love our time on the sofa, but why not go on an adventure with your Dad. You could go on a hike, visit some nearby attractions or even just a little walk around the town.
Most important for a fail-safe Fathers Day is to eliminate any pressure. no hassle, no chores, no nagging just a day of relaxation and joy.