Easy Father’s Day Menu 

 Originally Written: May 28, 2009

By  Hanna Trafford


father21Treat dad, grand dad or any “father” guy to a make-ahead dinner – easy and all figured out right here for you! The key words being :”Make-ahead” – so here is Menu and the simple 4 Step plan:

The Menu:

Seven-layer Salad
Seven-layer Salad
Chili Barbecue Shrimp
Chili Barbecue Shrimp
Grilled T-Bone Steak
Grilled T-Bone Steak
French Fries with Mustard Mayonaise
French Fries with Mustard Mayonnaise
Steamed Green Beans
Steamed Green Beans
Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake
Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake

Step 1: Up to 2 weeks ahead:

  • Cut, blanch and freeze fries (you can wash the potatoes and leave skin on for extra potato flavour)

Step 2: 24 hours ahead:

  • Prepare ingredients for 7-layer salad and store individually in Ziploc bags in the fridge
  • Make your salad dressing and store in airtight container in the fridge

Step 3: 4 to 6 hours ahead:

  • Make shortcakes
  • Peel, devein and skewer shrimp
  • Make Chili Barbecue Sauce for shrimp
  • Fry and chop bacon for salad
  • Prepare and refrigerate romaine for salad

Step 3: 2 hours ahead

  • Macerate strawberries
  • Layer salad

Step 4: Dinnertime!

  • Grill Shrimp
  • Fry or bake french fries
  • Grill steaks
  • Assemble Strawberry Shortcakes

Here is where you will find the individual recipes and directions:

Chili Barbecued Shrimp
Chili Barbecued Shrimp


Seven Layer Salad
Seven Layer Salad


Grilled T-Boned steak
Grilled T Boned steak


French Fries with Mustard Mayonnaise
French Fries with Mustard Mayonnaise


Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake
Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake


Have fun making this great Father’s Day menu and let me know how much it was enjoyed!


Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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