Thanksgiving Safety Tips

This long weekend many of us are likely going to turn up the heat to cook a feast, a welcome contrast to the frigid weather outside. Cooking a turkey is not the easiest thing to do, and Thanksgiving Day has more than double the number of home cooking fires than an average day according to the U.S. Fire Administration. In fact, each year more than 4,000 fires occur on Thanksgiving Day. The Oregon Red Cross has a list of tips for the Thanksgiving holiday.

And I don’t know about your family, but mine is quite infamous for nibbling throughout the day while waiting for the food to cook. Talking while eating is the leading cause of choking, and if you encounter this situation the Red Cross wants you to remember “FIVE-and-FIVE Can Keep Them Alive.”

Do you think you know your stuff(ing)? Take our cooking safety know-how test!

Have a safe and happy Turkey (or Tofurkey) day!


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