Father's Day is right around the corner on June 16th. It's a special day to reflect on fatherhood and parenting in general and to celebrate the family that you come from and the family that you created. We're offering some ways to help you celebrate Father's Day:
Father's Day Read
Several months ago I wrote a piece about the importance of continuing, reviving, or creating your own traditions with friends and family around meal time. Setting the Table with Family Traditions explores how I've had some great moments connecting with my own kids about their Japanese roots and telling them about their grandparents through our food traditions.
with my youngest son, Jack (wearing the Cook T-Shirt)
Father's Day Gifts
Like Moms on Mother's Day, Dad's on Father's Day will appreciate any thoughtful gesture. A hug or a handmade card are always cherished. Keep Father's Day gifts simple. If Dad is a foodie, grillmaster, or professional chef he might enjoy our Blue Rooster I Cook Therefore I am Coffee Mug. Our coffee mug changes from black to white to reveal our logo when filled with coffee. You could take it up a notch and include a bag of gourmet coffee (Birch Coffee is one of my favorites). Dad can never have too many t-shirts and the Classic Blue Rooster T-Shirt is a perfect gift to make his day. Take it up a notch and buy a set of two or three Rooster T-shirts in different color schemes to give him even more options.
Father's Day Recipes
Generally I prefer to brunch at a restaurant but Father's Day lasts an entire day! That's three meals and three opportunities to keep the celebration going. Try my very indulgent and decadent and rich Creamy Mac 'n Cheese. Dads and kids and everyone at the party will love it.
My Ace at the cutting board
Wishing all the Dads a Happy Father's Day!