Ladies mark your calendars and men start making your shopping lists, because International Men Make Dinner Day is only a week away.

No we didn't just make this up, it's actually a thing, and it all takes place on Thursday November 2nd, 2017. 

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"Officially celebrated on the FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY NOVEMBER, ‘National Men Make Dinner Day’ is what memories are made of. Keep your sense of humor handy along with your frying pan and who knows, this could be the start of something beautiful. Or charred."

Here are the Official rules:

  • Your man must voluntarily agree to participate without asking for a boys night out in return

  • Your man chooses the recipe himself.

  • The recipe should have at least four ingredients and require more than one utensil to cook. 

  • Your man must shop for all the necessary ingredients.

  • Asking questions like, "Where do you keep the ______" are strictly forbidden.

  • Your man must keep the cooking area clean.

  • Your man must set the table. 

  • After dinner, your man must do the dishes. 

And just in case you need a little encouragement here are the top 10 reasons to participate in National Men Make dinner day. 

  1. While cooking, you can still wear your tool belt, simply replace the hammer with a whisk.
  2. Several recipes include beer as a legitimate ingredient.

  3. The blender, the electric mixer and the food processor are loud enough to

  4. Whoever is cooking always gets the most attention from the dog.

  5. Whatever recipe you choose, you can name it after yourself. Example: tonight’s dinner is called ‘Doug’s Surprise’.

  6. Discovering that ‘250 ml’ is the same as ‘8 ounces’ AND ‘1 cup’ is half the fun.

  7. Since YOU choose the recipe, it can be a turnip-free night.

  8. Some desserts, such as crème brulee, require the use of a propane torch. How much fun is that?!

  9. Since other husbands in your neighborhood are also cooking dinner, ironically this could be the ultimate male bonding experience

  10. Participating in ‘National Men Make Dinner Day’ gives you optimum points with your wife. Use those points wisely!

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