Saturday, May 28, 2011

A Father's Day Lunch Menu on a Budget

They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. So why not show dad how much we love him this Father's Day with a delicious and hearty lunch on a budget? Here's an easy and economical Father's Day lunch menu:

Appetizers - Mini Pizzas
Kick off your Father's Day luncheon with miniature pizzas made with Ritz Crackers or a generic brand for less at Aldi. Spread tomato paste onto several dozen crackers. Top with a piece of pepperoni, shredded mozzarella cheese and a sprinkling of Italian spices. Bake on a cookie sheet for 10 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

Main Entree - Sloppy Joe's and Sweet Potato Fries
Whip up a batch of Sloppy Joe's using your own concoction or a few cans of Manwich. Serve on soft Kaiser rolls with pickles and crunchy sweet potato fries, made by Oreda for just a few dollars.

Dessert - Baseball Themed Cupcakes
Bake up a dozen or so yellow boxed cupcakes for a yummy Father's Day dessert. Let cool and then top with vanilla or cream cheese frosting. Use a tube of red icing to embellish your baseball cupcakes with red stitching. Serve atop a platter dusted with green dyed coconut flakes to represent a baseball field.

Father's Day Decorations
Fill large clear glass vases and bowls with golf balls and tennis balls. Use the displays as playful Father's Day lunch table centerpieces.

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