Let Dad Relax on Father’s Day: Grilling, Swimming, and Lounging by Your Outdoor Fire Pit

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Create the Perfect Father’s Day Celebration in Your Own Backyard

 

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17. Your first thought may be to plan a fishing trip or book a reservation at that new restaurant, but the perfect Father’s Day celebration can be right in your own backyard.. This year, use your pool and outdoor space to host an all-day family gathering. Whip up some original recipes for the grill, turn on those pool fountains to keep cool, and break out the outdoor firepit so you have a place for s’mores. Follow our tips below to give dad an extra special day with all the people he loves.

 

Crank Up the Grill

Grilling a steak doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, most of the work can be done while you’re lounging poolside and catching up with dad and the rest of the family.

 

The secret to preparing the best steak is all in the marinade. It’s even easy to mix your own blend of oils and spices to craft the flavors to your dad’s unique preferences. Check out this breakdown on how to make your own marinades. Let the meat marinate for as little as a couple of hours — or as long as overnight..

 

Perhaps steak is not his favorite? Chicken requires even less time to marinate, and hot dogs or hamburger patties can go directly onto the grill with little to no fuss. You can even switch it up and make your Father’s Day dinner healthier by throwing some vegetables onto the grill instead! Most veggie-centered dishes can even serve as the main course if you get creative. Try grilling a corncob to a nice savory perfection and topping it with some bacon crumbles and ranch dressing. With all this creativity you might even give dad a run for his title as chief griller for the next family get-together.

 

Family Time

While the steaks are marinating and the veggies are roasting, dad can relax by the pool.. Listening to the quiet trickle of a pool fountain is a surefire way to set the tone for a peaceful Sunday afternoon spent swimming, relaxing, and enjoying conversations with his family and friends..

 

This includes you, too. You don’t have to be stuck behind the grill while the rest of the family enjoys the festivities. . Most of the work for the meal can be done before the party even starts by soaking the steak or chicken in the marinade and precutting any vegetables. Everything else will only take a few minutes to roast to perfection, so you have plenty of time to catch some sun and spend quality time with dad..

 

Wind Down

Remember it’s best to swim before you dig into your original grilled feast. Once the food is prepared, get the entire family to transition from splashing in the pool to drying off so you can all eat together. No meal is complete without dessert, so get your outdoor firepit going and break out the s’mores. You can get creative with these as well by trying some of these delicious combinations.

 

Be ready to collect some complements for the meal. Remember, there’s no need to let everyone know that all the deliciousness took little time and effort on your part. After all, it did take a couple of minutes to come up with the original recipe on your own, right?

 

A Father’s Day spent eating good food and lounging by the pool with the family is sure to make it one dad will treasure forever. It might even become a tradition for years to come; the only way dad will want to spend the day that was set aside just for him.

 

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