Easy Father’s Day Menu

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father21Treat dad, grand dad or any “father” guy to a make-ahead dinner – easy and all figured out right here for you! The key words being :”Make-ahead” – so here is Menu and the simple 4 Step plan:

The Menu:

Seven-layer Salad

Seven-layer Salad

Chili Barbecue Shrimp

Chili Barbecue Shrimp

Grilled T-Bone Steak

Grilled T-Bone Steak

French Fries with Mustard Mayonaise

French Fries with Mustard Mayonnaise

Steamed Green Beans

Steamed Green Beans

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

Step 1: Up to 2 weeks ahead:

  • Cut, blanch and freeze fries (you can wash the potatoes and leave skin on for extra potato flavour)

Step 2: 24 hours ahead:

  • Prepare ingredients for 7-layer salad and store individually in Ziploc bags in the fridge
  • Make your salad dressing and store in airtight container in the fridge

Step 3: 4 to 6 hours ahead:

  • Make shortcakes
  • Peel, devein and skewer shrimp
  • Make Chili Barbecue Sauce for shrimp
  • Fry and chop bacon for salad
  • Prepare and refrigerate romaine for salad

Step 3: 2 hours ahead

  • Macerate strawberries
  • Layer salad

Step 4: Dinnertime!

  • Grill Shrimp
  • Fry or bake french fries
  • Grill steaks
  • Assemble Strawberry Shortcakes

Here is where you will find the individual recipes and directions:

Chili Barbecued Shrimp

Chili Barbecued Shrimp

http://www.mama-knows.com/recipes/chili-barbecued-shrimp.html

Seven Layer Salad

Seven Layer Salad

http://www.mama-knows.com/recipes/seven-layer-salad.html

Grilled T-Boned steak

Grilled T-Boned steak

http://www.mama-knows.com/recipes/grilled-t-bone-steaks.html

French Fries with Mustard Mayonnaise

French Fries with Mustard Mayonnaise

http://www.mama-knows.com/recipes/crispy-french-fries-with-mustard-mayonnaise.html

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

http://www.mama-knows.com/recipes/chocolate-strawberry-shortcakes.html

Have fun making this great Father’s Day menu and let me know how much it was enjoyed!

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About the author

Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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