Father’s Day is right around the corner, so plan a meal that dad will love this weekend—and all summer long! When you’re planning what to cook, keep in mind that a lot of men seem to enjoy meat at the center of their meal. Of course plant foods are important too, so do your best to round out your Father’s Day spread with some veggies that he’ll love, along with sneaking some ice cream into dessert.Try out these Father’s Day menus:

Menu #1

Mini Crab Cakes

Grilled sirloin steak with mushrooms and onions sautéed in butter

Grilled asparagus. Toss in olive oil and a crushed garlic clove, place directly on the grill and turn carefully; they’re done in about five minutes.

New potatoes. In a foil pouch, place small potatoes with one tablespoon of butter and fresh parsley onto a square piece of foil. Pull the ends together and seal, leaving some room at the top for steam. Place on the grill for about 15-20 minutes, or until cooked tender.

Mini Brownie Split Sundaes. These are great for dessert! Cut a two-inch square brownie. Top with one scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, and a few banana slices. Drizzle with chocolate syrup.

Menu #2

BBQ Chicken in Foil

Spicy Grilled Vegetable Skewers

Rice Pilaf

Texas Toast. Spread one-inch thick slices of whole grain bread with whipped butter, and grill directly on hot grill. Watch closely so they don’t burn! Turn over when they’re lightly browned and toasted.

Fruity Sundaes. Top a scoop of vanilla or chocolate ice cream with fresh raspberries or sliced strawberries. Top with a small dollop of whipped cream and garnish with a slice of kiwifruit or a blueberry.

Start the Day off Right

Dad may appreciate a nice breakfast on the weekends too. Try an easy breakfast wrap or a baked egg dish that you can even get ready the night before, and then bake in the morning. Serve with some fresh fruit and coffee. Yum!