Help dad eat, drink and enjoy his day with Mrs Crunch’s supermarket deals and recipes

MAKE your dad smile with a feast of all his favourite things on Father’s Day.

Whether he likes a Sunday roast, is a barbecue fan or prefers a takeaway, I have found some great buys.

To top it off, there are some tasty drink deals around – so even if you cannot be with Dad this year, you can raise a glass.

I also have two fabulous recipes for you to try, from


Pile your affection high with Iceland’s gigantic Big Daddy cheeseburger, 1lb, £3.

Save £2.50 per kilo on Morrisons British lamb leg roast fillet, down from £10.50 to £8 per kilo.

Waitrose has the daddy of all steaks, a British beef bone-in tomahawk, £15, weighing in at a kilo – perfect for two.

Get Dad to cook his own, with two for £7 on barbecue meats at Tesco, including six beef burgers, 730g, £4.

For sunny days, Asda’s garlic and herb spatchcock chicken, £3.99, is the perfect choice.

For a twist on tradition, M&S Food has just launched its hoisin duck burger, £4 for two.

Buy three for £10 on a selection of meat and fish products at Waitrose, including two Louisiana beef steaks, 265g, normally £4.19 each.

For Dad’s dish of the day, head to Morrisons, where British rib eye steaks, 200g, are £4 or two for £7.

The Big Daddy giant chocolate chunky nut bar from M&S will hit the sweet spot, £5.

Get Father’s Day sizzling with two for £4 on Morrisons thick Cumberland sausages, £2.50.

Morrisons is adding to its food boxes line-up with two new “fakeaways” – a Market Kitchen Takeaway Favourites Box and Street Food Menu Box.

The boxes are priced at just £30, including next-day delivery – and are great for an evening in with Dad.


Grant’s Triple Wood blended Scotch whisky is £16.99 for a litre at Morrisons.

Save £5.50 on Monkey Shoulder malt Scotch whisky at Tesco, 70cl, now £22.

Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon is down from £8.25 to £6 at Morrisons.

Great with steaks, Asda’s Extra Special Malbec was £7.50, now £6.

The Co-Op’s Co-Lab Beer, 500ml, £1.60, or four for £7, is a great treat for Dad and also helps fund clean-water projects in Africa.

Get 12 330ml bottles of Sol at Morrisons for £10 or buy two packs for £16.

Save £2.50 on Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Grigio, now £7 at Asda.

Buy four for £6 on Old Speckled Hen and other selected ales at Waitrose, saving £1.20.

At M&S, buy three for £5 on a selection of craft beers and ciders, including Cornish IPA and Devon farmhouse cider with elderflower.

Package them all up in a handy travel carry case, available for free in stores.

Save £4 on 12 bottles of Heineken lager at Tesco, down from £11 to £7.

Lamb with rhubarb

Serves six

  • Preparation time: 10 mins
  • Cooking time: 2 hrs 20 mins


  • 2 kg leg of lamb
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 300g shallots, peeled
  • 400ml rosé wine
  • 500g rhubarb, trimmed and cut into 3cm slices
  • 2 tbsp red currant jelly, warmed
  • 70g pomegranate seeds
  • 1 handful fresh mint leaves


  1. Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.
  2. Put the lamb into a large roasting tin, rub the ginger into the skin and season.
  3. Place the shallots around the lamb, pour in the wine, loosely cover with foil and roast for 1 hour 30 minutes.
  4. Remove the foil and baste the lamb with the cooking juices.
  5. Toss the rhubarb with the red currant jelly and add it to the tin with the pomegranate seeds.
  6. Return to the oven for 40 minutes.
  7. Serve scattered with mint.

Strawberry choc ripple semifreddo

Serves eight

  • Preparation time: 20 mins
  • Freezing time: 4 hours


  • 150g strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped, plus extra to serve
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 300ml double cream
  • 400ml Greek-style yoghurt
  • 75g dark chocolate, melted and cooled


  1. Place the strawberries in a bowl with half the sugar, and mash together roughly.
  2. Line a 20cm x 9cm x 6cm loaf tin with cling film, leaving plenty hanging over the edge.
  3. Whip the cream with the rest of the sugar until it forms soft peaks.
  4. Fold in the yoghurt, then ripple it gently through the strawberries and melted chocolate.
  5. Be careful not to overmix or you will spoil the ripple effect.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the tin and level the surface.
  7. Cover with cling film and freeze for four hours, or until just firm.
  8. Slice and serve with a few extra strawberries on top.

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