National Men Make Dinner Day? Seriously?

Every man I know, cooks. Quite a few, cook better than I do, (and I can whip up some Jambalaya, I'll tell ya.)

Is this a throwback or something?

Is it a joke? 

Here is the story we got, from the Associated Press (Pardon the all-caps): IT'S TIME FOR GUYS TO SHOW OFF THEIR COOKING SKILLS BECAUSE IT'S NATIONAL MEN MAKE DINNER DAY.  THE ANNUAL HOLIDAY WAS CREATED FOR MEN WHO DON'T KNOW HOW TO COOK VERY WELL OR AREN'T AS FAMILIAR WITH KITCHEN APPLIANCES.  THERE ARE SOME RULES FOR TODAY.  WHATEVER YOU COOK, YOU HAVE TO INCLUDE FOUR INGREDIENTS THAT YOU BUY YOURSELF.  YOU HAVE TO USE AT LEAST ONE COOKING UTENSIL, LIKE A SPATULA, STIRRING SPOON OR SOME TONGS.  YOU ALSO HAVE TO DO ALL OF THE CLEAN-UP ON YOUR OWN.

Is it just me, or is that condescending as all get-out? 

I know a lot of men. lol. It's the nature of the business I am in. Plus, many of my friends are the male of the species. 

Ted Garcia cooks. Nick Hardwick cooks. Our prodeucer, Josh Lipton cooks. Mike Costa cooks. Marilyn Hyder's husband, Marty, cooks. My ex, James, cooks. My buddy Dan cooks. My dad cooks. I could go on...but you get the point. 

Men cook.

Most men cook.  

And they use the implements of cooking too. Tongs, forks, Kitchen Aid mixers. The whole magilla. 

I am all-for men cooking. I am actually all-for anyone who will cook for me. 

It's my favorite.

And if you cook for me...I will happily load the dishwasher. That is a fair-trade, I think.  

-LaDona


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