Celebrating Fathers’ Day

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Celebrating Fathers’ Day? Do You Know Why We Do?

Hopefully you haven’t left it too late and by now realise that tomorrow is Fathers’ Day in the UK, along with a lot of other countries around the world.

If not, you’ve still got time to pop to the shops (too late for online I’m afraid) to search for the ultimate gift to show how much you care!

This celebration and appreciation of our fathers came about to compliment the celebration of Mothers’ Day1. Though we, along with a whole host of countries such as the Philippines, USA, and most of Europe, celebrate this on the third Sunday in June, Denmark actually celebrate it on 5th June.Why is this relevant?” I hear you ask!

Well, the whole reason that we even celebrate this day is thanks to an American, called Sonora Smart Dodd and 5th June is her own father’s birthday. It took some time for the idea to become popular and really only did so due to support from those merchandising gifts suitable for fathers!

From its first suggestion in 1910 to today, its popularity has grown and now means big business for greetings card retailers, garden centres, tool merchants and, of course, supermarkets, all of whom benefit from this coming together of the family to celebrate.

If you need any ideas of how to spoil your father tomorrow, how about making lunch for him? He might fight you for the bbq (as he does the tv remote) but I’m sure he’ll be thrilled that you’ve done all the hard work for him and he can lie back and relax!

Recipe Ideas for Your to Spoil Your Father

Homemade Burgers

Homemade burgers ready for the bbq
Homemade burgers ready for the bbq

Serves 6

Preparation time 15 minutes, plus 1 hour refrigeration

Cooking time 6 – 8 minutes

Ingredients:

1kg extra lean Aberdeen Angus minced beef

1 medium onion, chopped finely

2 cloves garlic, chopped finely

Handful of fresh parsley, chopped

Himalayan salt and ground black pepper, to season

1 tsp. Lucy Bee Coconut Oil, melted

To Serve:

Cheese sliced, tomatoes, chillies

Method:

Put the mince, onion, garlic and parsley into a large mixing bowl, season with salt and pepper, then mix together. You may find it easier to do this with your hands.

Take a handful of the meat mixture and make into a flat burger shape. Repeat until all the meat is used up. Place on a baking tray, cover and leave in the fridge for about an hour.

Before cooking the burgers, remove from the fridge and allow them to come to room temperature before lightly brushing with the melted Lucy Bee.

Cook on a medium heat for 3 – 4 minutes each side or longer if you prefer.

You can serve with cheese, sliced tomatoes, chillies, sauces to your preference.

To accompany your burgers, you may like to try super food sweet potatoes:

Sweet Potatoes in Lucy Bee

Sweet potatoes

Serves 6

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 45 minutes

200g sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed

2 tbsp. Lucy Bee Coconut Oil

Optional: 1 tsp. hot sweet smoked paprika or a sprinkling of Nigella seeds

Method:

Pre heat the oven to 180C, 350F, gas mark 4.

Add the Lucy Bee to a roasting pan and heat in the oven until hot (10 minutes).

Add the sweet potatoes, sprinkle over the paprika or Nigella seeds, if using, and roast for 45 minutes.

The burgers and sweet potatoes make a delicious lunch served with a salad of your choice and will, I’m sure, bring a smile to your dad’s face! 

Happy Fathers’ Day from all at Lucy Bee X

1 http://blog.lucybee.co/recipes-using-coconut-oil/celebrating-mothers-day/

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