Thursday, November 6, 2008

I Like This National Holiday

Image by woodsy

A friend sent me a very humorous forward, declaring that today is National Men Make Dinner Day. It's too good not to share, although I am not sure how to cite its origins. Even The Chicago Manual of Style doesn't give me direction on this one. So I am going out on a cite-less limb to share this with you:  
Top 10 reasons to participate in National Men Make Dinner Day:
10. While cooking, you can still wear your tool belt; simply replace the hammer with a whisk.
9. Several recipes include beer as a legitimate ingredient.
8. The blender, the electric mixer, and the food processor are loud enough to drown out anyone in the house who is learning a musical instrument.  
7. Whoever is cooking always gets the most attention from the dog.
6. Whatever recipe you choose, you can name it after yourself.  Example: tonight’s dinner is called “Doug’s Surprise.”
5. Discovering that “250 ml” is the same as “8 ounces” AND “1 cup” is half the fun.
4. Since YOU choose the recipe, it can be a turnip-free night.
3. Some desserts, such as crème brulee, require the use of a propane torch.  How cool is that?
2. Since other husbands in your neighborhood are also cooking dinner, this, ironically, could be the ultimate male-bonding experience.
1. Participating in National Men Make Dinner Day gives you optimum points with your wife.  Use them wisely!
Other hints for today:  serving the following items does not count as “making dinner”:
Chewing gum
Take-out pizza
Cotton candy
Anything grilled (I told you)
Good luck, Gentlemen—may your dinner be edible and free of food-poisoning.
What a valuable resource in fatigue management! I may take a rain check on this dinner for one of my crash and burn days. 

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