So you're going to visit Dad this weekend, but can't make up your mind about what to bring him? Simple: bring food (ok, we might be biased). But, really, we can't think of a better way to show the man who brushed dirt from your skinned knees, patiently taught you how to drive, and for offered up all of that business advice (even when you didn't ask!) than with a meal created in his honor.
We know what you're thinking: "But my dad is a hippie/beer-drinker/golfer/poet/younameit." Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here's our guide to cooking for your food-loving dad.
The Athletic Dad: Is your dad always the first on the field (or in the water or at the gym)? This Protein-Packed Breakfast Scramble will keep him full and leave him with enough energy to play another inning.
The Crunchy Dad: If your pops loves his Birks as much as he loves the great outdoors, this Coffee, Hazelnut, and Banana Granola will serve as the perfect pre-hike beginning to his morning. Make sure to serve it in eco-friendly bowls.
The Hipster Dad: Turn up the Mumford and Sons before baking your too cool for school dad this Bacon-and-Escarole Pizza. It may not seem like a typical breakfast, but what hipster doesn't love a good study in delicious contradictions. Just say escarole is the new kale and make sure Dad brushes the pizza crumbs away from his beard.
The Sports Fan Dad: If your most significant memories of Dad include moments of TV-yelling and jersey wearing these Sausage-Cheddar Balls might be your best breakfast bet. Each bite is surrounded in smokey, cheesy flavors and the leftovers will serve as a perfect afternoon snack when Dad wants to watch the game (there's a game this weekend, right?).
The Nostalgic Dad: "Back when I was a kid..." If your dad begins too many of his stories this way, he might be seeking a blast from the past. These Denver Omelet Cups packs a steak-and-eggs style breakfast into one compact package (remind him that portions we smaller in the old days, too!).
The New Dad: We could've also dubbed this guy the "tired dad," or the "still learning to diaper dad," or even the "I haven't slept in months dad." He deserves a sweet break (and a little bit of protein!). Let him sleep in and make this Peanut Butter-Stuffed French Toast. This is also a great dish to involve the help of older kids -- in case this is a New Dad for the second time around.