In my home we do not do a whole lot to celebrate Father’s Day, we usually have no money. Our daughter and I will do extra things for daddy to let him know how much we love him, but as far as going out to eat, we stay home and I make dad (my husband) his favorite foods.
Gillian will usually make dad something special with construction paper, glue and Popsicle sticks. She loves being crafty.
Some cheap ideas for giving dad a special dinner.
Fire up the grill and cook up some hamburgers. You can spruce then up by adding lipton onion soup mix in with the ground beef. This gives the burger a yummy flavor. You could also cook up some hot dogs and but some BBQ sauce on them.
My husband has a few favorite side pasta salads that I make. So I make him them as well.
Macaroni Salad (I am not much for measuring I just guess and go with taste.)
16oz wheat pasta. I do not use the full wheat
8oz cheese I prefer kraft colby jack
2 cans of Tuna fish I get the in water not the oil.
1 bag of frozen sweet peas.
Miracle Whip. You can use mayo if you want, me personally will not I am not a fan of mayo.
I cook up my pasta then when it is all done just mix everything together. I take the cheese and cut it up into small piece, and the miracle whip I add as needed. This is a big hit in my family.
Italian Salad also known as Spaghetti Salad.
This can be made pretty much however you would like to make it. My grandma showed me how to make it and she added tomatoes, celery and broccoli in hers, I make mine a bit different.
Italian Dressing this is another add as needed. I usually add the whole bottle not the small one.
Italian Dressing MIX.
Again just add what you want and however much you want. Mix all together let chill and serve. This is a salad you can not mess up. Unless you put something in you do not like.