According to market research firm the NDP group, just 13 percent of meals in the home are prepared by men. I don’t know about you, but I’d love to see that number go up. And it turns out, today—November 1—is the day for my wish to be granted! Here are the rules for National Men Make Dinner Day. (Feel free to print this out and show it to your husband, boyfriend, brother, dad, or son). On this day, the man of your house must choose a published recipe that includes a minimum of four ingredients and requires at least one cooking utensil (other than a fork). He has to shop for all the ingredients himself, clean as he cooks, set the table, serve the family, and clear the plates at the end of the night.
You can give your guy a head start by sending him to our Everyday Meal Planning hub, where he can find an easy recipe in seconds flat. But let that be your sole contribution. After all, it’s your night off. And hey, you never know: This little holiday might turn your husband on to a new habit.
Photo courtesy of topnews.ae.