Posted on 05/06/2020 16:30 NEWS

Do you want to deviate from the usual barbecue you make for dad this Father’s Day? Great idea! It will be a wonderful way to make this socially distant Father’s Day extra special for him. Here are some ideas to get your planning started!

Kielbasa Grillers with Cast Iron Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts

For a relatively easy and quick dinner for dad, this meal will deliver. Plus, minimal dishes to do afterwards!


One package of Uncle Charley’s Kielbasi Grillers

4 large russet potatoes, peeled and chopped into even cubes

1 bag brussel sprouts, cleaned and shredded

2 tsp. olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 large yellow onion, chopped

1 tsp. chili powder

3 packages mixed berries

3 tsp. chopped mint


1. Put your cast iron over medium-high heat. Once heated, add olive oil. Wait about 30 seconds for it to heat as well, then toss in potatoes and onions. Sauteé them until they are just beginning to brown, then add the brussel sprouts, garlic, and chili powder.

2. Once you have added the brussel sprouts, toss the kielbasi grillers on the grill or into a nonstick pan. Turn them periodically to ensure that all sides are well cooked and slightly browned.

3. Once both the veggies and kielbasa grillers are evenly browned, plate them up with the berries and chopped mint on the side. Enjoy!

Sweet Italian Sausage and Veggie Skewers

If you’re looking for a quick way to use that charcoal grill to make dad’s day, these will nicely showcase the charring you can achieve!


One package of Uncle Charley’s Sweet Italian Sausage, sliced

2 tsp. olive oil

2 medium yellow onions, coarsely chopped

Red and green bell peppers, coarsely chopped

Garlic salt, as desired


1. Load sausage slices and chopped veggies on skewers, alternating to make them look bright and colorful. Roll in olive oil and season with garlic salt.

2. Throw them on the charcoal grill, turning periodically to get an even char on all sides.

3. Serve up on a platter with fruit and pasta salad!

Ideas to Celebrate When You Can’t Go Anywhere

Now, how to make dad’s day feel special outside of food…

In the age of social distancing, it may feel hard to accomplish this. We get it, being stuck at home so much is hard! But we have a few ideas to make sure he still feels celebrated.

● Queue up his favorite Super Bowl on YouTube! Some good years for our Steelers fans will be 1975 , 1976 , 1979 , 1980 , 2006 , and 2009 . It will bring all the joy of watching the game without the stress of wondering who will win!

● Check out this awesome list of movies to watch with dad. We’re thinking #4 could be a winner.

● There are so many activities you can do with dad that the whole family can enjoy. You can never go wrong with throwing the football around or playing catch in the backyard. If you want to get major brownie points, #6 on this list is looking awesome.

We hope your Father’s Day is filled with good flavor and a whole lot of fun! Make sure you snap some photos for memories and tag us on Facebook and Instagram using #unclecharleys. You might even be featured on our page!

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