Father’s Day Lunch: Cream Garlic Pasta And Gin And Tonic

For most dads, a good home-cooked meal is one of their loudest love languages. After going through the day’s work to make provision for the household, deriving joy in the overall well-being and wholesomeness of the family, there is no denying how much credit good fathers deserve. To celebrate dads this Father’s Day, a delicacy that screams “I love you, Dad” like the combination of creamy garlic pasta and a gin and tonic cocktail is perhaps the best thing on the menu. Best served with a warm, genuine smile.

Cream Pasta

Ingredients

• 2 teaspoons olive oil
• 4 garlic cloves, minced
• 2 tablespoons butter
• 3 cups chicken broth, or more as needed
• ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
• ¼ teaspoon salt
• ½ pound spaghetti
• 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
• ¾ cup heavy cream
• 1 ½ tablespoons dried parsley

Directions

• Heat olive oil in a medium pan over medium heat. Add garlic and stir until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add butter and stir constantly until melted. Pour in 3 cups of chicken broth; add pepper and salt. Bring to a boil.
• Add spaghetti and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Add more chicken broth if the pasta starts to stick to the pan.
• Add Parmesan cheese, cream, and parsley and mix until thoroughly combined. Serve immediately.

Gin and Tonic

Ingredients

• 2 ounces gin
• 4 ounces of tonic water
• Garnish: 2 lime wheels or other
seasonal garnishes you may prefer

Steps

• Fill a highball glass with ice, then add the gin.
• Top with the tonic water and gently stir.
• Garnish with lime wheels or seasonal garnishes.

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Self-identifies as a middle child between millennials and the gen Z, began writing as a 14 year-old. Born and raised in Lagos where he would go on to obtain a degree in the University of Lagos, he mainly draws inspiration from societal issues and the ills within. His "live and let live" mantra shapes his thought process as he writes about lifestyle from a place of empathy and emotional intelligence. When he is not writing, he is very invested in football and sociopolitical commentary on social media.

Kehinde Fagbule

About Author / Kehindé Fagbule

Self-identifies as a middle child between millennials and the gen Z, began writing as a 14 year-old. Born and raised in Lagos where he would go on to obtain a degree in the University of Lagos, he mainly draws inspiration from societal issues and the ills within. His "live and let live" mantra shapes his thought process as he writes about lifestyle from a place of empathy and emotional intelligence. When he is not writing, he is very invested in football and sociopolitical commentary on social media.

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