With most of the country at level 3 and Auckland in level 4 lockdown, Father's Day will look a little different this year.
But if you're lucky enough to have your dad or granddad in your bubble, one way to spoil him is to whip up some homemade treats.
He'll appreciate a delicious breakfast in bed or an indulgent dessert made with love - so here are some of our favourite recipes guaranteed to go down a treat this Father's Day.
Sunday morning pancakes with maple syrup are the perfect way to start Dad's day this weekend. Add his favourite toppings - bacon, banana, blueberries, cream - and a cup of coffee on the side and you're good to go.
Bacon and egg breakfast roll
If Dad prefers a savoury breakfast, you can't go past these ridiculously easy breakfast rolls. All you need to do is toast the rolls, fry up some bacon and eggs, and add a swirl of hot sauce or hollandaise for extra flavour.
Kumara and bacon frittata
Not only is a frittata a great lockdown meal to help use up all those leftover veg from your roast, it makes a delicious cafe-style lunch the next day. And since we can't take dad out for lunch this year, why not try to recreate the experience at home? Garnish with rocket and a drizzle of balsamic if you're feeling fancy.
Spicy pulled pork
This pulled pork recipe couldn't be easier - let it simmer away in the slow cooker all day steeped in spices and a bottle of beer while you relax and spend time with dad. It can then be used as a tasty filling for tacos, in sliders, or on top of nacho chips.
Mocha cake with coffee syrup
This gooey cake is the ultimate chocolate indulgence. Serve for dessert with lashings of cream and a boozy coffee syrup for the perfect end to Father's Day - or simply tuck in for afternoon tea. It's a special occasion after all.
This article was first published on the NZ Herald and is republished here with permission.