When I was a kid, things were different in my house than in the homes of most of my friends. My grandparents always made Thanksgiving dinner and my grandpa always helped cook. That wasn’t the case for my friends- their moms were the ones who did the cooking while their dads watched football.

One of the things that I find the most attractive about my husband is that he's always been willing to step up in the kitchen, and what's really special is that we love our time working side by side in the kitchen.

It looks like the mindset that the woman is the Thanksgiving cook has changed. A lot. I love that my husband and I work side by side in the kitchen, but Jay isn't the only man stepping up, especially when it comes to helping to cook major meals.

According to CBS Philly, Butterball asked both men and women how involved men get in helping to prep, and cook Thanksgiving dinner, and they found that more men are stepping up and helping women in the kitchen with Thanksgiving dinner. One-in-four men claim to help out more in the kitchen now than they did a few years ago and almost half of men say they actually play a big role in either getting the turkey ready or cooking it.

As a matter of fact, one-in-four men say they're happy to help in the kitchen, and almost half of men say they actually play a pretty big role in either getting the turkey ready or cooking it.

It would seem the days of guys hanging out on the couch, waiting for the women to cook the meal are slowly fizzing out.

[via CBS Philly]