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Father’s Day Meals Kids Can Help Make

June 12, 2015

Heart-shaped egg on toastYou’ve probably heard the saying, “The quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” Whether he’s a gourmet chef or invariably burns the toast, we have yet to meet a dad who doesn’t love a good home-cooked meal.

Letting dad sleep-in this Father’s Day and cooking him something from the heart can be an easy win. Here are three Father’s Day recipes that children can help you make:

Heart-shaped Egg in Toast: Dad will delight in this creative take on a classic breakfast meal.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 slice of bread

Butter both sides of the bread and cut a heart-shaped hole in the center, and then brown it on both sides in a frying pan, on medium-high heat. Break the egg into the heart-shaped hole. Cook to the degree of doneness that dad prefers.

Spicy BLT: For a lunchtime treat, put together this classic sandwich that has a little twist to kick things up a notch.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 large loaf of bread (your choice), unsliced
  • 6-7 slices of cooked bacon
  • 6-8 tomato slices
  • 4 romaine lettuce leaves

Cut the loaf of bread in half, lengthwise. Mix the mayonnaise and horseradish in a small bowl and then spread on the inside of the loaf of bread. Place the lettuce leaves inside the loaf, followed by the bacon and tomato slices. Finally, cut the large loaf into halves or smaller sandwiches.

Strawberry-Orange Popsicle: If dad has a sweet tooth, he might enjoy this sweet and refreshing treat. You can prepare these easy-to-make popsicles the night before and enjoy them with all the members of your family.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • Lemon or lime juice (to taste)
  • Popsicle molds

Puree the strawberries, using a blender. Combine with orange juice in a bowl and set aside. In a small pot over medium heat, warm 1/2 cup of water and stir in the sugar until it dissolves. Add this to the strawberry-orange juice mixture, and stir in lemon or lime juice.

Fill the popsicle molds with the mixture, but leave a small amount of space at the top. Put on the lids of the molds and put the popsicle sticks through the holes. Allow popsicles to freeze for at least three or four hours.

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