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Fathers Day Gifts to Make in the Kitchen from Mel's Unique Holiday Gift Ideas
June 11, 2008

Fathers Day Gifts
to Make in the Kitchen

Need a Fathers Day gift to make? You only need a few minutes in the kitchen to create something great!

Beginning with Breakfast Mix up a big batch of muffin batter and divide it into 3 or 4 bowls. Flavor each differently. (My favorite flavors - banana and nuts, dried cranberries with orange zest, blueberry, apple cinnamon and vanilla nutmeg) Bake all the muffins and cool completely. Freeze in labeled resealable bags. When dad needs a quick breakfast, he can pull out a muffin and pop it in the toaster oven or microwave.

If your dad prefers pancakes or waffles, arrange a basket or box with flavored syrups, honey or cinnamon butter, chocolate chips, fruit spreads, shredded coconut and chopped nuts.

Snack Time Start with your dad's favorite nuts or dried fruit.Melt white, dark or milk chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. Coat the nuts or fruit with chocolate and cool them on wax paper before putting in a bag or jar. Make your own label by hand or on the computer with a special Fathers Day message.

Mix up several dips for a Fathers Day treat. Start with a sour cream and chipotle (smoked jalapeno) sauce mixture. Next try a spinach or artichoke dip. Round things out with some hummus, black bean and fresh tomato salsa or a cheese ball.

Easy Entree In this case, the best Fathers Day gift to make in the kitchen is saved for last! You'll be glad to know it is also the easiest. Put together these delicious meals for your dad and he'll be thanking you for some time to come. Choose two or three excellent marinade recipes and mix them up in large measuring cups or pitchers. Choose your dad's favorite meats (steak, boneless skinless chicken breasts, chicken leg quarters, fish fillets, etc.) Divide the meat up in recloseable freezer bags which you have labeled. Pour the marinades over the meat. Seal and freeze. When your dad is ready to try these super tender and flavorful meats, he only has to thaw, drain and grill (or broil). Note: the meat will store well in the freezer for 4-6 months.

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