Father's Day is a day that we give honor to our Fathers for all they have done to make our lives wonderful. It is a day to show them a little love in return, although they deserve it every day. Fathers Day always falls on the third Sunday in June, so the date usually changes yearly. Most other traditions remain the same.
Many people send their Dad a card or small gift that shows their love. Kids lovingly share their handmade cards with Dad. My Dad recently returned some of mine! Priceless! Many simply call home to honor Dad.
Others use this day, as a day to get the entire clan together. Dad, Grandpa, Gramps, Fathers-in-Law, or any man in the family with kids, is celebrated. A great meal and gab time are a sure bet! Stories abound!
I Love this video about Dad's!!
A new lifestyle solution to adopt is to share your Father’s Day celebration with a fatherless family. These are many kids who are fatherless! Divorce, death, deadbeat, or serving our country! Adopt a fatherless family to share your Father’s Day celebration and let them share their Dad stories or become a part of yours!
My brother, Scott, grilling for a family get together.
Family traditions may be a bit different, but most of us prepare "Dad friendly meals" full of "dude food". These are foods that men love and not necessarily a healthy diet habit! You know what I’m talking about. Meat, meat, meat! Fire up the barbeque and Dad will be happy. Give him a variety of his favorite meats and he will be in hog heaven, whatever that is.
Most meals that are dad-friendly are also a carbohydrates love fest: barbeque meat, potato salad, macaroni salad, corn, baked beans, garlic bread, and maybe a pie for dessert. I am stuffed just thinking of this combination.
Let’s give Dad a few new favorites, to add to his Dude Food repertoire, that are healthy additions. Would it be possible to prepare a great meal that included meat, healthy grains, and a plate half full of veggies and fruit, like the USDA recommends for healthy meals? The answer is yes! Here is a generic meal plan that you can fill in with your Dad’s favorite love foods! I have included my meal of choice too!
This will be a healthy delicious meal that everyone will enjoy. It is easy, which is a plus. I can have everything made the day before, which is the only way to entertain! Delicious “dude food” that is sure to be loved by all. Let the praise ring out for the Dad’s in our lives, and the great meals that we can create to honor them!
Some of my favorite quotes are about Dads are:
This is a picture of my Dad in 1954, before I was born. He was known as 1st LT Smith of the 11th Airborne Division in the U.S. Army. He was a pilot and a helicopter pilot and served one year in the Korean War, and did two tours in Vietnam. You can see some flying pictures of him on my Healthy Memorial Day Meals Page.
Favorite Memories of my Dad:
Thanks Dad for being a great Dad! I would not trade you!