Top 10 Fun Ways to Spend Father’s Day as a Family

Play Golf or Mini Golf

Whether Dad is a pro on the golf course or more of an ace at putt-putt, an afternoon of golf is fun for fathers and kids alike. Stick with miniature golf if the kids are beginners, of course. Going to the driving range is a great activity if Dad wants to start teaching the kids the “real” game.

Take Him Out to a Ball Game

America’s favorite pastime is always a crowd-pleaser. If attending a pro baseball game isn’t an option, find a local minor league or community softball game to take in.

Go Bowling

Bowling is right up Dad’s alley — especially if Father’s Day is a rainy day this year. Opt for bumper bowling to give little kids an advantage!

Go Fishing

Casting a line with the kids is a classic, relaxing way to spend Dad’s special day. Children’s fishing poles can cost as little as $12 and are sure to create cute memories.

Play Catch

Dad would probably love nothing more than a special game of catch or some other favorite backyard game with the kids. Follow it up with a low-key family barbecue.

Visit a Historic Site

If your father is a history buff or veteran, visiting a history museum, war memorial, or other historic site in your area will probably fulfill his Father’s Day wishes. Pack his favorite sandwiches and snacks, and enjoy a picnic nearby.

Go for a Bike Ride

Spending the day cruising around on two wheels is fun and also healthy for dad and the kids. Try this bicycle scavenger hunt to make it even more interesting.

Build Something

Does Dad spend his free time in the garage or woodshop? Here are some simple instructions to build a birdhouse, or find something else kid-friendly to build together. If the kids are too young to use tools, break out the paintbrushes for them to decorate whatever Dad creates.


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Source: FamilyEducation.com

BBQ Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

Prep Time 20 minutesCook Time 55 minutes

Ready In 1 hour 25 minutes

Serving
1 meatloaf

Ingredients

  • 5 slices of bacon
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or more to taste
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup barbeque sauce
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs, beaten
    1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    1 teaspoon dried oregano
    1/2 teaspoon chili powder
    3 tablespoons barbeque sauce

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9×11-inch baking dish.
  2. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat until edges just start to curl, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels. Reserve about 1 tablespoon bacon drippings in the skillet.
  3. Cook and stir onion and garlic in the bacon drippings until onion is softened, 6 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.
  4. Mix cooled onion and garlic, ground beef, 1/2 cup barbeque sauce, bread crumbs, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, oregano, and chili powder together with your hands in a large bowl. Form beef mixture into a log-shaped meatloaf; place in the prepared baking dish.
  5. Wrap partially-cooked bacon slices around the meatloaf, tucking the ends of bacon underneath the loaf.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes. Brush bacon-wrapped meatloaf with 3 tablespoons barbeque sauce. Continue baking until no longer pink in the center, about 10 more minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Source: AllRecipes.com

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