Thanksgiving is almost here and that means we’ll all be in the kitchen cooking up a storm. In the excitement of Thanksgiving Day, sometimes cooking safety gets lost. Before something accidentally happens on Thanksgiving Day that could have been prevented, check out these cooking safety tips for Thanksgiving (and really, any time!)
We all think we’ve been cooking long enough that we can tell when something is done, however, that is not always the case. Even the best cooks sometimes think their meat is done and it’s not. To ensure your turkey or ham is properly cooked, have a meat thermometer on hand for cooking.
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Everyone Should Wash Their Hands
Before anyone helps you cook in the kitchen, they should wash their hands. Including yourself! Washing hands is one of the best ways to prevent the spreading of germs. The last thing you want is for someone to get sick from something that could have been prevented.
Watch the Food
No one wants to stand around the kitchen and keep an eye on the food. However, it’s important to set a timer and check the food every now and again. Our minds tend to wonder off of what we were doing in the first place, so it’s important to check on the food from time to time. No one wants burnt food, so this is important not only for safety reasons but for consumption reasons.