When we were first dating, my now-husband, then-boyfriend was telling his best friend about me. After listening to him presumably sing my praises, his friend said, “Yeah, but can she cook?”
Thank goodness for me, the answer was yes. Now, I think we would have been okay if I had not be handy in the kitchen, but I’ve remembered that for these twenty years now. (Yes, I married young.)
One of the ways to my husband’s heart is through his stomach.
Years later as I engage with my father, my adult brothers, and now my teenage son, I realize the same is true for them as well. It may not be a universal “guy thing”, but it certainly is with the men in my acquaintance! Generally, guys like good food. And as Father’s Day approaches, it’s a good time to think about the feasts you might prepare for the men in the crowd. Whether it’s your own dad, the father of your children, or simply the men in your life who’ve offered counsel and friendship over the years, Father’s Day is a nice time to say thanks.
And these hearty dishes might just speak louder than words:
1. Sour Cream Onion Dip
2. Baked Cumin Chipotle Lime Tortilla Chips
3. Brick Grilled Chicken with Scallion and Lime Butter
4. Grilled and Blue Cheese Buttered Steak
5. Jalapeno Popper Potatoes
6. Corn Salad
7. Crockpot Baked Beans and Sausage
8. Triple Chocolate Flourless Brownies
9. Homemade Toffee Dream Ice Cream
|A foodie at heart, Jessica Fisher has learned to reconcile a tight budget with her love for great food. As a busy mom of six voracious eaters, she regularly shares healthy, delicious and budget-friendly recipes at GoodCheapEats. She also writes at her parenting blog, LifeasMOM.|