TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - We’re just a few days out from Thanksgiving 2019 and you might be wondering how to make sure you have a fun and safe holiday. Here are some tips to make sure this year goes smoothly.
Ask those attending for any help they might be able to provide. Don’t take on the stress of hosting and cooking if you don’t think you can handle it all yourself.
Don’t like cooking all day? Prep a few things in advance! Sautée veggie add ins; make the cranberry sauce the night before. Don’t wait till the day of to do everything if you hate cooking all day.
Make sure someone is in the kitchen at all times when cooking food to avoid burnt meals or worse...
Keep children back when transporting hot food and liquids to avoid messy spills and accidental burns.
Pouring cooking oil down your drain can clog your pipes and the city sewer systems. Store, don’t pour and take your left over oil to a designated collection site.
Avoid fires by making sure all cooking appliances are turned off after use.
If there will be a lot of cooking going on in your home for the holiday, make sure to have a fire extinguisher ready. Thanksgiving is known as one of the busiest holidays of the year for firefighters.
If you are expecting a lot of guests, make sure all fire alarms are working so that in the event of an emergency, the fire alarm is able to signal everyone in the home to exit quickly.
Expecting guests with opposing political views? Avoid the politics conversation to save any awkward moments at the table. Here’s more info on politics at Thanksgiving.