Posted 17th June 2011 by Caroline Gosney
This Sunday is Father's Day and a chance to say thank you for all those little jobs that dads do so well. Whether he's followed you around the shops on a Saturday (usually failing not to look bored) when you were looking for the perfect party outfit, been on call as your own personal taxi service or has simply put up with your whinging about boys/girls/football/Britain's Got Talent (delete as appropriate) he deserves a whole day of thanks.
Food is one of the most personal ways to thank someone. Getting the family together in a communal setting and ensuring everyone can get involved is a lovely way to spend a Sunday. First on the list for any foodie is breakfast in bed. Wake him up mid morning with a full English complete with rounds of toast, orange juice and mugs of tea on tap. Instead of frying the eggs why not poach them? If you're not sure where to start we've got just the ticket: watch our easy how to video and you'll have them perfected in no time.
After a lazy morning reading the papers or watching the telly Dad will need lunch. Put together a Sunday lunch with a difference. Thai Spiced Sunday Roast Chicken is a delicious Thai alternative to the traditional Sunday roast and is served with pak choi and rice rather than potatoes. Don't let him help cook (does he usually?!) and have a fridge full of cold beers (or whatever his beverage of choice is) on hand whilst you prepare everything so he can relax like the King he is (for a day)...
Round it all off with a deliciously indulgent bowl of Eton Mess and some fun, family card games at the lunch table.
If you'd prefer something a bit less stressful to prepare whip up a batch of Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownies, wrap them in cellophane and tie with ribbon for an easy and delicious present. Just make sure other people's mitts don't get hold of them first!
If all that doesn't earn you another year of fatherly favours we don't know what will!