Spoil Dad this year and have the kids help to whiz up something sensational in the kitchen this Father's Day.
Children will love to make Dad a special meal (with your help), and they can measure, beat, mix, stir, pour or roll to their heart's content.
Not only is cooking a fun way to have some quality time with your little ones, but the finished product will also make them feel proud and help with their confidence and self esteem.
This Father's Day my kids have helped to come up with a list of brunch, lunch, dinner and snack ideas to cook for Dad, and there is also a sneaky treat for the parents... go on..you deserve it!
So what are you waiting for? Put on your aprons, have fun and I hope you have a fantastic Father's Day!
Happy days! Fun and giggles in the kitchen
Brunch If Dad is a savoury man then these pizza style omelettes or ricotta pancakes are the perfect brunch idea. Kids can help measure the ingredients, mix and pour the batter into the pan and with a little help can roll the omelette and flip the pancakes at the end.
Planning on enjoying the Spring weather on a lovely Father's Day picnic? Before you go, use a beer (yes a beer!) to make this quick and easy easy olive and rosemary focaccia. Yummy to taste and kids can help stir the dough and cut and place the olives. This is an simple, knead free dough that you can also personalise with different ingredients if olives aren't dad's thing.
If you have time, why not show the kids how to marinate the smokey BBQ pork belly a day or two in advance? The sauce isn't too spicy for little ones and the crunchy crackling will be a huge hit with Dad.
Dads will love the fillet mignon and crispy BBQ pork belly
Another great dinner option is the pineapple rice boat, a firm favourite at our house for special occasions.
Big and little kids may also like to munch on these chicken nuggets and more so if they have helped coat the chicken with egg and toss in crumbs.
My kids love this pineapple boat and chicken nuggets
Dessert If dessert is Dad's best friend then why not get the kids to help cook up a delicious cake for afters. They can beat the eggs and help make the flourless chocolate fudge cake -a huge hit with Chocoholics!
If chocolate isn't the way to impress Dad then the heart warming apple crumble surely will. It's a classic family favourite, and great to make with little helpers.
And once the kids are in bed... These are just for you and your man. Snuggle with a drink and share some delicious date night chocolate strawberries. Relax and indulge, you deserve it!