Did you know that Thanksgiving Day has more cooking fires than any other day of the year? It makes sense if you google “deep fried turkey disaster”. Don’t be part of the statistic and follow some of these Thanksgiving Tips!
1. Have a plan: Schedule your cooking and party planning. Take plenty of time to defrost your turkey, prep meals the day before, and get friends and family to help out.
2. Be clean: I’m a big proponent of cleaning as you go. If your chef is not, step up and do some dishes before meal time. Being clean is important to avoid foodborne illnesses. You may even avoid post-meal dish duty to watch football and take a nap.
3. Be present: Try not to leave your cooking duties. Send somebody else to the store.
4. Take it easy on the cider and schnapps: The only benefit to tying one on is that your hockey puck style biscuits will taste just fine… to you…
5. Be careful driving: We will see cold and snowy weather in northern Nevada and California this week. Most of the snow will fall Tuesday in the Lake Tahoe area, then lighter snow throughout the rest of the week. Prep your car for winter and drive slow.
6. Watch the kids: Turn those pot handles in and keep knives, glass, and other dangerous objects out of reach. Don’t forget to secure the liquor and cleaning supplies that are stored in easy to reach locations.
7. Check your fire extinguisher and alarms: We usually deep fry a turkey and I take all the precautions I can think of. This includes checking our fire extinguishers and placing them in easy reach of all cooking appliances.
From our family to yours, have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Our office will be closed on Thursday November 26th and Friday November 27th. If an accident should occur while our office is closed, you can reach a claims representative by calling your carrier directly. Check your auto ID card or policy for a claims phone number, or visit our Carriers and Claims page for contact numbers.