National Men Make Dinner Day

National Men Make Dinner Day
November 2nd, 2017
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Celebrate this holiday every first Thursday in November. This holiday was created by Sandy Sharkey in 2001. This holiday was created for the men who do not cook on a regular basis. Today, men will cook for their loved ones, but there are a couple of rules to follow. First, the main meal must include more than four ingredients that require at least one cooking utensil, other than a fork. Second, men must go shopping for the ingredients. Clean up as you go, and aprons are options. For more information visit National Day Calendars website.


We have provided a recipe to inspire your dinner, and it consists of more than four ingredients! When you share your images, use the #MenMakeDinnerDay and #AkiHome on social media.

We have provided a recipe to inspire your dinner, and it consists of more than four ingredients! 

Hamburger Meat Ingredients

  • On hamburger patty, add the following ingredients: 
  • 1 pinch of Dried Oregano 
  • 1 pinch of Dried Parsley 
  • 1 pinch Nutmeg  Salt & Pepper (add to taste)
  • 2 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
  • 1 Slice of American Cheese


Pre-heat pan to medium/low
Add 2 table spoons of EVOO after pan has heated
Place burger meat on pat while one side is searing, season to
taste with dried oregano, dried
parsley, nutmeg, salt & pepper
Cover pan and sear for 2 to 3 minutes depending on preferred wel
lness level of meat
Uncover, flip burger and repeat seasoning
Cover pan and sear for 1 to 2 minutes
Uncover, add American cheese and cover for 30 to 45 seconds
Allow burger to rest for 1 to 2 minutes before assembly to seal juices


Burger buns (not sure which one we used)
Unsalted butter
Spread unsalted butter onto inside of buns and place on pan until toasted

Aioli sauce:

  • In a saucer, add the following ingredients and mix well
  • Mayo (4 oz)
  • 1 tsp of Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp or quarter wedge of Lemon Juice
  • 1 pinch of Dried Oregano
  • 1 pinch of Dried Parsley
  • 1 pinch Nutmeg
  • Salt & Pepper (add to taste)

Little to no salt is needed for seasoning. There is a good amount of salt content the soy


Iceberg lettuce
Tomatoes (quarter inch slices)


  • Spread Aiolo sauce on both top and bottom of the toasted buns
  • Place burger on the bottom bun first
  • Top with Iceberg lettuce and 2 slices of tomato
  • Finish with top bun
Enjoy your dinner!
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