F is for Fathers Day Food

This post originally appeared on the Wide Bay Kids blog where I guest post every month.

In my opinion, food on Father’s Day should be all about simplicity.  I know it is Dad’s day but I don’t want to make too much extra work for myself.  Bear and Bee will definitely want to help so I plan on keeping everything easy but at the same time very tasty.

F is for Fathers Day Food

One of our favourite food related past times as a family is happy hour.  I have written about what our family does for happy hour in a past post on the threefootcooks blog.  While we don’t often include ‘adult drinks’ in our version of happy hour we do always have good cheese and crackers.

To make happy hour a bit more festive for Father’s Day, Bear and Bee are going to help make crackers and dip to serve with the cheese.  This is what we practiced to prepare on the day.  

Father’s Day Crackers and Dips
Serves 4-6

2 slices of mountain bread
Olive oil
125g can corn kernels, drained
1 tomato, chopped
½ small red onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ lime, juiced
French Onion Dip
1 slice of short cut bacon, fried and finely chopped
½ cup sour cream
½ packet (15g) French onion soup mix
1 tablespoon chopped parsley

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

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      2. Arrange bread on baking trays and brush with oil. Bake for 5 minutes.

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      3. Allow bread to cool and break into corn chip sized pieces. This is a great job to give younger children but you may need to have spare ones as they tend to break the chips into tiny pieces.  Probably because it makes such a good sound!

F is for Fathers Day Food
F is for Fathers Day Food
      4. For Salsa. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix gently. You may also like to add ½ a chopped avocado.  Juicing citrus fruit is a great skill for children to practice.  It is a tricky movement so you may need to show them quite a few times.

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     5. For French onion dip. Combine cream, soup mix and parsley in a bowl. Mix well and sprinkle with bacon.
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     6. Serve crackers, salsa and dip on a platter with vintage or tasty cheese.

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