We love food, and so do the men in our lives. Looking ahead to Father’s Day, we put together recipes and recommendations for a few different scenarios: If you’re living with a dad and can cook him a meal, try Cheesy Migas or slow-cooked Coffee-Rubbed Baby Back Ribs. If Gramps is social distancing nearby, go for a no-contact, drop-off-friendly Sausage-y Baked Ziti or Chocolate Hazelnut Cardamom Babka. And if your guy is, say, on the other side of the country, we’ve got six excellent food gift boxes and subscriptions in mind.
If You’re Celebrating Together
Having a great rib recipe in your arsenal is clutch come BBQ season. These get rubbed in a super savory, smoky, coffee-spiked mix before slow-roasting until tender. Finish them under the broiler or on the grill for that nice bit of char.
“Migas” means “crumbs” in Spanish: This dish is a brilliant low-waste meal and a great way to use up stale tortillas when you have them. Our riff is more akin to Tex-Mex versions, with onions, jalapeños, and shredded cheese. We like to serve it with avocado, cilantro, and hot sauce, but you could add your favorite breakfast meat or meat substitute and a side of refried beans for a full-on feast.
Treats for Contactless Drop-Off
Baked ziti has all the hearty, cheesy qualities of a lasagna with a fraction of the effort. This one is inspired by those sausage and pepper subs you get at old-school Italian delis. We added broccoli rabe for some green and bitterness to cut through the rich sausage and cheese. You can drop this off for someone fully baked or just before baking with instructions.
Babka may seem intimidating—sure, it takes a significant amount of time and planning, and the shaping takes a second to get—but you can totally pull it off. And it’s so worth it: Fudgy dark chocolate and hazelnut spread folded throughout butter-tender yeasted dough is amazing. We skipped the traditional streusel topping and instead finished it with a crunchy salty-sweet spiced-sugar blend. If wrapped properly, it will stay moist for a few days, and if it’s not, might we suggest babka French toast?
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