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Supper Ideas: Getting What You Want For Father’s Day

Father’s Day is all about us. It’s the one day of the year that we can do no wrong and everyone tries to make us happy. When it comes to supper ideas for Dad’s Day, it should be simply whatever we want. It doesn’t matter if it’s beef wellington or cardboard pizza; if we want it, then we get it. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always go this way. The family wants to make something special, so they do their own thing, but there are ways to make our needs known without being pushy.

The Hint

A few days before the big day, start dropping hints to the family. It doesn’t have to be overt like, “Hey, I’d love fried chicken for Father’s Day.” I like, “Ya know what? I’ve really had this craving lately for fried chicken.” If you’re able to provide a few hints per day, then it should be enough to get what you want. Too many of us don’t want to make a big deal out of Father’s Day. It’s in our DNA. It’s a dad thing. Don’t be afraid to accept some of the pampering we deserve.

Take Advantage of Opportunities

Odds are that at some point the family is going to ask you what you want. Don’t let this simply fall to the wayside and say something like “Nothing” or “Whatever is fine with me.” Father’s Day isn’t a burden to our families. They want to do this and really want to please us. If someone asks you what you want for Father’s Day Dinner, then tell them. Don’t let an opportunity like this pass or else they’re just going to make what you think you like. How many of us have praised our wife’s tuna casserole while praying we can hold down another bite? Don’t let your Father’s Day Dinner be tuna casserole.

Time to Go Out

Sometimes the dad is the primary cook because mom isn’t talented in the kitchen. If this is the case, then don’t leave it to her to cook your big day meal. I can guarantee you she doesn’t want to cook it either. She’s probably scared to death, so letting her know that you’ve really wanted to try this new place in town gives her…and you…an out.

For more tips and tricks about Father’s Day, explore dadsthatcook.com.