As Father’s Day draws close, commercials seem stuck on the idea that every dad is the same: a slightly clueless but lovable guy who loves to eat burgers and watch sports on TV. Sure some fathers fit that description — but the dads who work at Lindsay are as diverse as you can imagine, and their favorite foods reflect that. So this year, why not shake things up a little bit with some recipes as unique as the number one guy in your life.
Maybe your dad’s a little fancy, the kind of cook who likes to add a secret ingredient or other special twist to everyday foods. He’ll probably love Grilled Bleu Pizza, with shiitake mushrooms, Kalamata olives, and Gorgonzola cheese on a homemade crust, cooked outdoors under warm summer skies.
Perhaps your papa likes to eat healthy meals, but deserves a little indulgence on his special day. Antipasto Chopped Salad can be a meal all on its own, but it’s hearty enough for a Dad-sized appetite, with two kinds of olives, plus provolone cheese, diced salami, and sundried tomatoes.
Dads who love brunch are big fans of Brunch Strata with Sausage, Peppers, and Olives. You can prepare this eggy casserole the night before and stash it in the fridge, then bake it the next morning to a golden puff. Serve it with a Bloody Mary Deluxe — it’s a special occasion, after all!
Many fathers love a little adventure in their lives, and their culinary tastes reflect that. Take him on a virtual trip to New Orleans with a meaty, cheesy Muffuletta sandwich, or an imaginary jaunt to Southern Europe with a bowl of Artichoke, Kalamata, and Proscuitto Pasta.