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A Father's Day Feast: From Breakfast to Dessert

Father's Day is quickly approaching and much like everyone else, I've been plotting and scheming for Dad's special day. The gifts are neatly tucked away in hiding and the plans for a fun day out have been set. Now all that's left is my favorite part -- the food! Here are some great ideas for dishes (and drinks) that Dad is sure to love, whether they're served on a tray in bed or out back on the patio with a cool glass of homemade lemonade.

A special breakfast for Dad

Let's start at the beginning with a delicious eggs Benedict. I will be the first to admit -- I am a total sucker for poached eggs, but so is my better half. Eggs Benedict is always a special treat in our house and one that everyone gets excited for. Check out Two Peas & Their Pod to get the full scoop and recipe for this egg-cellent dish.

A lunch with all the fixin's

A perfect meal for an afternoon picnic lunch, this fresh Cobb salad featured on Smitten Kitchen is certainly one worth considering for dear Dad's day out. Chop up a variety of his favorite veggies, pack them in reusable containers and set up a Cobb-salad-picnic-blanket bar that everyone can choose from. Plenty of goodies to go around -- even for the pickiest of eaters!

Berries and basil

This homemade strawberry basil lemonade makes me downright happy that Father's Day just happens to fall during strawberry season. And the best part -- this recipe  only requires 5 ingredients: lemon juice, fresh strawberries, basil, sugar and water. Super easy -- especially when you have small hands to help you squeeze! Check out Pink Dandy Chatter for the full recipe and details.

Heart-healthy and Dad-approved

It's common knowledge that Dad loves a good burger, so why not treat him to a just-as-delicious-yet-much-more-nutritious bison burger? Deemed as "the new red meat," buffalo burgers pack plenty of taste yet not as much punch -- they're lower in fat, cholesterol and calories than the average beef burger. Visit Elise's Kitchen to learn more about this beautiful burger shown above. Not to mention the fact that she also stuffs her bison burgers with chevre... Genius.

Dessert fit for a king

Got some fresh rhubarb growing in the garden? Put it to good use in a rhubarb custard pie, like this one shown on Cook. Eat. Think. If Dad's a pie fan (as almost every one that we know is), I have no doubt that he'll be coming back for seconds with this delicious dessert.

And regardless of what your Father's Day dream menu looks like, you can never go wrong with Dad's favorites. Here's to wishing you and yours a happy weekend in celebrating all things Dad!

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