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As the saying goes, the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Dad is no exception. With Father’s Day around the corner, how do you plan to show him your appreciation? You know he doesn’t really want another tie this year, right? Abandon all worry and celebrate Dad with a fabulous Father’s Day dinner, lovingly prepared by yours truly.

 

What shall you make for Dad’s special feast? Some ideas you know you can’t go wrong with come straight from my cookbook, The Basic Art of Italian Cooking. Even if preparing an entire Italian spread from appetizers all the way through 3 courses and dessert seems a little overwhelming to you, just pick a few choice ideas and go from there. You know that whatever you create for your father, he will love it.

 

Here’s one idea for a fabulous Father’s Day: Welcome Dad by greeting him at the door with a glass of Chianti and some luscious Bruschetta with fresh tomatoes. Don’t allow Dad to fill up on that, though! A sit-down meal with Lasagne Verde Bolognese Style prepared with fresh pasta and served with zesty greens will likely leave him asking for seconds. Remind him that there will be dessert, however…

 

While you both down dinner with delight, how about some reminiscing? Do you smile with thoughts of Dad letting you beat him at Parcheesi? Or did he loan you the car, even against your mother’s wishes? Sharing these memories with Dad-particularly if you don’t often do so-will surely add to the atmosphere of the evening. You will probably find that each of you has memories to share that the other had long forgotten.

 

Once you have cleared the plates, delight him with a fruity Frullato di Fragole e Banana (Frullato with Strawberries and Banana). This smoothie-like dessert is a cool and light balance to the hearty lasagne. Perhaps after dessert, you can each enjoy a Caffe Mocha to cap off the night. You will likely discover that this is the kind of evening he will add to his roster of warm memories.

 

So make a date with dear old Dad. Take the time to make him a delectable meal that he will always cherish, include some fun memories of your childhood and you will make this Father’s Day a memorable one for both of you.

 
 

As the saying goes, the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Dad is no exception. With Father’s Day around the corner, how do you plan to show him your appreciation? You know he doesn’t really want another tie this year, right? Abandon all worry and celebrate Dad with a fabulous Father’s Day dinner, lovingly prepared by yours truly.

 

What shall you make for Dad’s special feast? Some ideas you know you can’t go wrong with come straight from my cookbook, The Basic Art of Italian Cooking. Even if preparing an entire Italian spread from appetizers all the way through 3 courses and dessert seems a little overwhelming to you, just pick a few choice ideas and go from there. You know that whatever you create for your father, he will love it.

 

Here’s one idea for a fabulous Father’s Day: Welcome Dad by greeting him at the door with a glass of Chianti and some luscious Bruschetta with fresh tomatoes. Don’t allow Dad to fill up on that, though! A sit-down meal with Lasagne Verde Bolognese Style prepared with fresh pasta and served with zesty greens will likely leave him asking for seconds. Remind him that there will be dessert, however…

 

While you both down dinner with delight, how about some reminiscing? Do you smile with thoughts of Dad letting you beat him at Parcheesi? Or did he loan you the car, even against your mother’s wishes? Sharing these memories with Dad-particularly if you don’t often do so-will surely add to the atmosphere of the evening. You will probably find that each of you has memories to share that the other had long forgotten.

 

Once you have cleared the plates, delight him with a fruity Frullato di Fragole e Banana (Frullato with Strawberries and Banana). This smoothie-like dessert is a cool and light balance to the hearty lasagne. Perhaps after dessert, you can each enjoy a Caffe Mocha to cap off the night. You will likely discover that this is the kind of evening he will add to his roster of warm memories.

 

So make a date with dear old Dad. Take the time to make him a delectable meal that he will always cherish, include some fun memories of your childhood and you will make this Father’s Day a memorable one for both of you.

 

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Happy Father’s Day

Mangia Bene, Vivi Bene

Maria

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