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Today is #NationalMenMakeDinner Day. Rules and Regs.

The first Thursday of November is National Men Make Dinner Day. Here are the official rules (you may want to print this) …

Official Rules

Rule #1: National men make dinner day is always celebrated on the first Thursday of each November.

Rule #2: Man agrees to participate in national men make dinner day. Bonus points if he does so without seeking promise of night out with boys in return.

Rule #3: Man, completely un-aided, chooses a ‘published’ recipe from any source, or Internet.

Rule #4: Main meal must include minimum of 4 ingredients and require at least one cooking utensil other than a fork

Rule #5: Man goes shopping for ‘all’ necessary ingredients. Bonus points if he takes inventory of cupboards and fridge first.

Rule #6: Man organizes all necessary ingredients in order of importance on kitchen counter. At this point, he may need to make a phone call or shout out the word ‘honey’! Followed by a question. This is not allowed.

Rule #7: Man may, if desired, turn on radio or his favourite CD. Man agrees not to be within 30 feet of TV remote during cooking process. At this point, spouse and any other family members should not be anywhere near kitchen. (unless smoke detector goes off!)

Rule #8: Following recipe carefully, man starts to cook dinner! Apron is optional, (bonus points if recipe includes one of the following : capers, saffron, or the word ‘scallopini’).

Rule #9: Man must use the ‘clean as he goes along’ rule! Following each completed use of utensils, cookware, etc., everything is rinsed, cleaned and put away

Rule #10: Man sets table, beverages are poured, no ketchup bottles, sour cream containers, or big boxes of salt on table.

Rule #11: Spouse and/or family members are served! This is an opportune time for a photo. Man is ‘allowed’ to gloat no more than three times during the meal.

Rule #12: After meal, table is cleared by man, dishwasher is loaded. Man returns to couch.

More info on the day here…

Mike’s top five ways to tell it’s National Men Make Dinner Day.

#5. Flour everywhere, big mess in the kitchen, take-out chicken bucket in the trash.

#4. One word: bacon

#3. Two words: Hamburger Helper.

#2. Bacon AND Hamburger Helper! 🙂

#1. After two hours in the kitchen; eventually a coin toss decides if it’s Panago or Domino’s.


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Your turkey dinner might contain high levels of pesticides

FreeRange2Not to ruin your Thanksgiving dinner, but, two years ago The Suzuki Foundation released a report saying that the average Thanksgiving dinner was chalk full of pesticides. Mike’s top five signs your turkey dinner might contain high levels of pesticides.

#5. Fewer flies than usual hovering over the center piece.

#4. Fewer flies than usual hovering over passed-out dinner guests.

#3. David Suzuki and a guy with a clipboard sitting at the far end of the table all evening – giggling.

#2. That after-dinner bloated feeling replaced by an urge to sting whomever just passed you the broccoli.

#1. You find yourself reminiscing about the “good old days” when turkey dinners just contained high levels of melamine.

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Other good things about eating together as a family

Tonight M and M Meat Shops are asking Canadians to take part in National Family Dinner Night…encouraging families to eat dinner together. Mike’s top five other good things about eating together as a family.

#5. You’ll be less likely to step on a plate of cold spaghetti on the floor of the TV room later that night.

#4. It’s easier to determine who ate the last pancake.

#3. It gives the family a chance to engage in thoughtful conversations about just how good the HST is.

#2. You can brief the whole family on who and when they’re supposed to be listening for your name on the payroll game tomorrow.

#1. It’s less confusing for the dog and he can concentrate his efforts to scrounge food in one area.


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