Grilling, dad jokes, hot summer weather, fishing — what else reminds you of Father’s Day? This year, things might look a little different than usual, but if you’re at home to celebrate dad, these are some super simple recipes that the kids can help with too.
If this is a childhood favorite you forgot about, it’s time to bring it back. Your kids can wrap the tots with bacon, you can cook them in the oven, and then you can all drizzle honey over them before devouring this yummy brunch appetizer.
If no one in the house really likes to spend much time cooking, then easy, fun recipes are the way to go. Plus, the kids will have a blast kneading and shaping the dough.
Whether you’re doing a bunch of fun activities or just having a relaxing day, sloppy Joes are a winner when it comes to lunch with kids. Show them how to blend up the ingredients while you brown the beef on the stove.
Burgers are just one of the things you have to grill before summer is over, and you have to have fries on the side. The kids can season them and then you can bake them.
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A hot dog may be a summer classic for baseball games, but they’re perfect for an afternoon of grilling too. Set up an assembly line with the buns, hot dogs, chili and toppings for the kids to put together. Finish off the meal with a Coca-Cola on the side.
Once you’ve properly thawed your chicken, it’s time to fry the breasts for a crispy chicken sandwich. If it’s too hot out for a heavy sandwich, fry the chicken and use it to top off a refreshing summer salad.
One of the easiest ways to save money is to buy groceries instead of eating out. So instead of going to a restaurant, why not make your favorite meals at home instead?
There are some pretty next-level burgers out there, but turning your burger into a pie has to take the cake for most interesting. You can brown the beef while the kids stir up the other ingredients.
With all the grilled cheese recipes that exist, it’s hard to pick just one — so why not make a couple? Have the kids prep the sandwiches with their favorite cheeses before you finish them on the skillet.
If enchiladas are one of your favorite Mexican dishes, then this is the recipe for you. Have your kids line the pan with the ingredients while you preheat the oven and cook the chicken.
You can’t celebrate Father’s Day without a little dessert, can you? This chocolate-covered popcorn is ideal for a movie night and is super easy to make. After all, it calls for only three ingredients.
What’s more fun for kids than digging in dirt? Making a dirt cake. Indulge your sweet tooth with this classic dessert for kids. If you usually go out of town for Father’s Day and you’re looking for even more ways to make the day special, use some tips on how to have a staycation.
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