If your man cooks, then good for you! If not, here is a perfect opportunity to let him take over the kitchen while you put your feet up and relax for the day. The Men Make Dinner Day falls on the first Thursday of every November, and the rules are simple: the man must be un-aided in the kitchen, the meal must contain at least four ingredients, the shopping has to be done by him, and no barbecued food or takeout are allowed. Here are five easy dishes you can recommend to your man. Happy cooking!

1. Zucchini Pizza Bites

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When we think pizzas, our first reaction would be to pick up the phone and order from our favourite pizza place. These little pizza bites are easy to make at home and great as a starter dish. Ideal for vegetarians, these Zucchini Pizza Bites are a refreshing appetiser that come without the extra calories.

2. Orange-Maple Salmon

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From start to finish, this dish takes only 25 minutes to create. It’s healthy, easy to make, and perfect for beginners who are not used to working around a kitchen. Make sure that you’ve taught him how to use the oven prior to this, because we wouldn’t want burnt salmon for dinner now, would we?

3. Soya Sauce Chicken Drumsticks


Despite the long list of ingredients, the good thing about this recipe is that he can cook everything using just a Thermos® Shuttle Chef®. The dish may need a few hours to simmer, but the result is the meat remains moist and fork-tender, the flavours rich and the taste irresistible.

4. Crockpot Beer Braised Chicken

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Did we say beer? If there is anything that will motivate your man in this challenge, it has got to be this dish. While the recipe uses pumpkin beer, you can switch that with any of your favourite beer. Opt for a Thermos® Shuttle Chef® to help you slow cook the chicken without having to worry about over-burning it.

5. Simple Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles

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The thing about dessert is that some may take ages to prepare – the mixing, baking, decorating… However, these Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles need only 15 minutes to make, and serve at least six (more helpings for smaller families!) The trick is to refrigerate them before dinner and serve it after your main course.

We hope your man will have a fun time cooking, and remember – no helping in the kitchen!

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