Dad's Deserve Breakfast In Bed, Too
When we think of breakfast being served in bed, we typically think either someone is sick — a child, perhaps — or it's Mother's Day. But dads deserve a little pampering, as well. Why not let Dad sleep in while the rest of the family takes on the kitchen for the guy who toils daily at work, around the yard, under the hoods and around the house? Surprise the guy who spends his spare time volunteer coaching, helping with homework and teaching the little ones how to ride without training wheels with a relaxed, homemade breakfast.
Breakfast in bed can be a simple, fun gesture for children to provide on Father's Day according to Steve Gemperle, president of Gemperle Farms. Gemperle recommends anything with eggs and bacon because, as most dads would agree, you can't go wrong with that combination. Additionally, bacon and eggs are easy for kids to prepare, with a little help for the younger tots, and the dish is not time-consuming or labor-intensive. Simply prep the ingredients the night before along with a big tray, small table linen, napkin and silverware. Once breakfast is ready, arrange it all on the tray, complete with Dad's preferred magazine or Sunday morning newspaper and a fresh cup of coffee or tea served in his cherished mug.
A three-egg scramble with bacon and cheese served with a handful of mixed summer berries, whole wheat toast and a side of even more bacon, because you can't have too much bacon, is sure to satisfy Dad's appetite. Complete the meal with coffee or tea and juice. To get you started, here is Gemperle's scramble recipe.
"I Love You Dad" Basic Egg and Bacon Scramble
- 3 fresh eggs
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon butter
- Three strips bacon, fried until crisp and crumbled
- 2 Tablespoons Cheddar cheese, thinly grated for the top
- Beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper in a bowl. Add crumbled bacon.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add butter and melt.
- Pour in the egg mixture. With a spatula, gently push the eggs across the pan and fold them over a few times until they are puffy and firm.
- Remove from heat, sprinkle with cheddar cheese and serve immediately on Dad's favorite plate.
About Gemperle Family Farms
Gemperle Farms produce many varieties of eggs including enriched colony barns, specialty eggs such as browns, organic, cage free and omega 3. All eggs are produced without hormones and antibiotics, the natural way. Additionally, Gemperle Family Farms donates over 500,000 eggs each year to free lunch programs, donations and food banks. For more recipes and kids craft ideas, visit the Gemperle Farms Facebook page, YouTube page or the kid's corner on the Gemperle Farms website.