The first Thursday of November marks a unique holiday that you might never have heard of: National Men Make Dinner Day.
Created in 2001 by Sandy Sharkey, this special day encourages men to spend time in the kitchen crafting a wholesome meal for their families. The duties include everything from prep and grocery shopping to the cleanup afterwards. For a day that sounds simple, there are actually quite a few specific rules to follow on National Men Make Dinner Day, like no grilling allowed, and only using recipes that include at least four different ingredients. For men who are not confident in the kitchen, or who have not grown up with parents or guardians that showed them their way around the kitchen, National Men Make Dinner Day can be the perfect opportunity to practice recipes and hone cooking skills.
While there are many men out there who are inexperienced in the kitchen,has shown that Gen X men (those born between 1961-1981) actually enjoy spending time in the kitchen, and cook much more often than the generation of men before them. in the Washington Post even found that 43% of men today are cooking often.
This Thursday, if you’re a man or have a man in your family, take the opportunity to enjoy a meal at home together, whether you’re a family of two or ten.to sit down with others for a meal, so why not soak up the benefits of breaking bread together on National Men Make Dinner Day?
Preparing dinner doesn’t have to be complicated, so try arecipe that fits the parameters and rules of National Men Make Dinner Day. And of course, men don’t have to wait for National Men Make Dinner Day to roll around in order to cook—they can take to the kitchen any day of the week!
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