On Father’s Day, families around the world gather on food and gifts that children and the dad’s wife surprise him with. However, it is important to note that the main idea behind this weekend celebration is about bonding and appreciating the person who leads the household.
Why don’t you try cooking food outdoors? We have consulted expert food bloggers (and dads) for the best camp recipes to cook with the entire family. Plus, ideas on what to do this Father’s Day weekend.
Black And Bleu Sliders
Burgers are trendy for both children and adults. It’s a nice dish to settle into while having fun in the wilderness.
- 1 lb. hamburger meat
- Pretzel slider buns
- 4 slices bacon
- 16 oz. sliced mushrooms
- ⅓ cup bleu cheese
- Dijon mustard, optional
- Mix together the burger meat and your bleu cheese. Mold into small burger patties. While doing so, you may ask the help of the others in the camp to begin heating up the grill.
- Using a large pan, start cooking these bacon slices until they are cooked halfway. Take them out of the pan once cooked, and slice into smaller pieces. Continue cooking the bacon slices, but this time begin adding the mushrooms. Sauté these ingredients for around 10 minutes.
- Barbecue the patties on the grill until fully cooked. This will be contributory to the taste of the burgers to be ready in a while.
- Insert the patties into the buns, and top with bacon and mushrooms. Use a Dijon mustard to flavor if desired. Enjoy with the entire camping group!
Vegan Lentil Tacos
Made especially for vegan dads, these tacos are both tasty and healthy. It’s also an opportunity to introduce these types of dishes to your children early on.
- 2 cups lentils, cooked (from 1 cup dry lentils)
- 1 white onion, finely diced
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 – 2 garlic cloves, a minced
- ¼ cup of vegetable broth
- Corn or Flour Tortillas, for serving
- Taco toppings: shredded lettuce, sliced jalapeños, homemade guacamole
- 1 tbsp. chili powder
- ¼ tsp. garlic powder
- ¼ tsp. onion powder
- ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
- ¼ tsp. dried oregano
- ½ tsp. paprika
- 1 ½ tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- Use a large pan and set up on medium-high heat. Begin by sweating the onion in cooking oil. Stir for around five minutes until onion turns translucent. Then, add in the garlic and spice mix, and cook for another two minutes, frequently stirring. Avoid burning the spices and overcooking them.
- You can now also start warming your tortillas. This can be done using your oven or in the microwave.
- Add in the lentils and stir to mix. Then, add the vegetable broth, and use a potato masher or fork to mash these lentils until they become like ground meat. Cook for a few minutes and once the lentils dry out, add another tablespoon of vegetable broth or salsa.
- Place this blend into the taco shell, and add the fillings. Voila!
Where are you headed to celebrate Father’s Day? Temporarily forget about going to malls or watching a movie in the cinema, and try out any of these ideas.
First, a great way to bond with dad is to rent a boat and go fishing, whether in saltwater or in a nearby lake. Another way to appreciate nature is to go for a hike, but be sure not to prepare for this at the last minute. The itinerary and things to bring are important. Or, go camping.
If you do not have the time and the resources to travel far away, you can still take on an outdoor adventure as proximate as your backyard. Things you can do is to set up a space for outdoor movie watching, grill barbecues and steaks, and dip in the pool.
These shall complement the common activities of dining in your favorite restaurants or treating your father to a massage spree. Outdoors and wellness can also go together. For more information about outdoors and survival, you may follow Primitive Survivors on Facebook.