Father, I am your daughter. This year, Father’s Day may feel a little different with social distancing and worldwide quarantines. With some Twinspiration, you can still host dad (or husband, uncle, grandfather) with a special Father’s Day dinner. We are excited to share the #1 dad in the world with you.
Instead of firing up the grill on Father’s Day, we recommend hosting an outdoor dinner party. We made this dinner more special by incorporating fresh mango into every course. Single-ingredient dinners are a fun way to jazz up a dinner party. Plus it makes picking the recipes and cooking a little more fun. So let’s make Father’s Day mango-nificent! For more on mango varieties, check out last year’s mango dinner party.
We set the table with a denim blue and white stripe table runner and lemon yellow and white plates. When using an outdoor table and a table runner, make sure not to put the silverware directly on the table. We placed the silverware on top of the napkins.
Each place setting featured lemon yellow and white appetizer plates stacked on top of dinner plates, a wine glass, a water glass and a mango dessert.
We poured Whispering Angel rose.
We made yellow paper flowers using our Cricut and used them as our table centerpieces. What’s great about paper flowers is that they don’t die, so you can keep reusing them.
We also placed white votives and hurricanes on each side of the floral centerpiece. We used rustic, wooden serving dishes, which complemented the table decor.
We started with a mango and goat cheese salad with avocado. We recommend adding seasonal fresh fruit to salads. Just chop fresh mango and slice avocado. Then add the spinach, goat cheese and sliced almonds. This salad is easy to make, and the fresh salad dressing makes the recipe quite unique.
For the main, we served cod with tropical mango salsa and quinoa. We try to eat fish once a week. Just marinate the fish and bake. While the fish is baking, make the mango salsa. Scoop quinoa on the plate, then add the fish and top with the mango salsa. Leftover salsa can be served with a salad the next day.
We concluded our meal with a tri-layered mango cheesecake parfait. We crushed graham crackers for the first layer. We made the cheesecake layer with heavy cream and cream cheese. The top layer was made with fresh mango, vanilla and salt. It was heavenly! We will be sharing the full recipe on the blog next week.
We paired our meal with a refreshing rosé.
We also used our Cricut to make a one of a kind Father’s Day card.
This Father’s Day, celebrate dad with a home cooked meal. It does’t take two to mango, it takes three courses.
A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.Billy Graham