The Food, Fun and Festivities of Father's Day - June 16th, 201

Happy Fathers Day The annual celebration of honoring fathers and fatherhood, paternal bonds and the influence of fathers on society is celebrated in most countries on the Third Sunday in June. We can trace its roots to the early...

Happy-Fathers-Day
Happy Fathers Day

The annual celebration of honoring fathers and fatherhood, paternal bonds and the influence of fathers on society is celebrated in most countries on the Third Sunday in June. We can trace its roots to the early 20th Century, and Spokane, Washington, USA. June 19, 1910 is what is recorded as the first official "Fathers Day." As was the case with Mother's Day, trade and retailers ( especially manufacturers of neck ties, tobacco pipes, etc.)  soon benefited. In 1966, President Lyndon Johnson of the United States officially issued a proclamation that the third Sunday in June would be, Fathers Day.

Some Dad's can be difficult to buy for - how many neck ties does one man really need? At www.thecooksshop.ca we have some unique and innovative  products that fathers, grandfathers and paternal figures in your life,are sure to love.

Does your Dad like to spend time in the garage, or the workshop? Does he complain about sore back or legs after? Well then a great gift idea for him would be a Wellness Anti-Fatigue Mat. These are floor mats designed for promoting health and wellness - they have been ergonomically engineered and medically proven to provide comfort, safety and well-being. Not only will Dad thank you, but so will his hips, back, feet and knees!

Something cute and fun, maybe that the kids could give Dad or Granddad is the Now Designs BBQ Ninja Apron & Oven Mitts. Made from heavy weight 100% cotton twill, ties at the waist and adjustable neck strap, the apron also a large front pocket for oven mitts or cooking utensils. The mitts are cotton with a polyester fill and lined with silver acrylic coated cotton for extra heat protection - great for those Dad's who can get a little carried away with the flames on the grill!  In staying with the barbeque theme, why not spice up Dad's life with Wildly Delicious Chimichurri Argentinian Steak Sauce, Blood Orange and Ginger Teriyaki or Newfoundland Screech Rum BBQ Sauce. All unique and delicious, there is sure to be one that suits his taste or tickles his tastebuds.

If you plan to make Dad's favourite meal on Fathers Day but are missing a few essentials then look no further! At www.cilantrocooks.com we have everything you need for burgers, pizza, roast and so much more! Is Dad a burger lover? You can make him a perfect patty using the Classic Chef Hamburger Press Kit  by simply balling up the hamburger meat, placing it in the cylinder and pressing down on the handle. Reusable, washable divider discs are included. Also a great gift idea!

Another meal idea ; put Dads favorite can of beer in the centreframe of the Fox Run Beer Can Chicken Roaster and the result is moist and flavorful chicken everytime.The beer flavour infuses with the chicken,meanwhile the fat will drip away ensuring a delicious and healthy meal.

One of my father's favorite meals is homemade lasagna. For perfect cooking results, the Cuisinox Rectangular Roaster/Lasagna Pan is a perfect choice. The pan is covered in a stainless steel mirror finish, and the cover helps to prevent the top layer of the lasagna from burning. Another option is to make Dad a lasagna just for him in an Emile Henry Individual Lasagna Dish. The glazed burgundy clay is durable- scratch and chip resistant, and in fact can withstand extreme temperature changes, going from freezer, to oven to table without cracking or warping.

Get the kids involved with the meal too. They can make a sweet treat for Dad with the numerous variety of cookie cutters and decorating tools available at www.thecooksshop.ca. Cuisipro Snap Fit Cookie Cutters in various themes such as Farm or Zoo Animals, Nautical, Train cars and Fluted shapes, or the Fox Run Construction Set tin plated cookie cutters. Decorate the cookies or other desserts with the Cuisipro Deluxe Decorating Pen, as simple to use as a pen! Fill the body with icing, chocolate sauce, honey or other sauces and gently squeeze the sides.

So don't forget Dad on June 16th - Happy Father's Day!