Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving FYI Tips

Ah the week of Thanksgiving, full of stress, food, and family.  What more could you ask for.  Several tips for this week to remember before Thursday:

Make sure your appliances are working.  Nothing more embarrassing than having food you can't cook.

Make sure they're clean to avoid cross contamination.  This is the one that can lead to stomach virus' and food poisonings.

Make sure you have plenty of garbage bags, carry out bags, soap, aluminum foil, and napkins.

Make sure there's plenty of room in the fridge.

Make sure the kids are away from the prep and cooking area.  Not only can they get in the way, but can also cause accidents with hot frying pans, ovens, and anything else that could be touchable.

Lastly, try to make sure everyone's in a good if not great mood.  A thankful time of year leaves many of us reflecting on the past as well as the here and now.  Sometimes its easy to get somber with past memories.  A little effort to lightheartedness goes a long way to making sure everyone feels comfortable.

Everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Today's Tidbit:

Lewellen Jones (1760-1820), American Revolutionary War Hero is buried on the campus of The University of Alabama in Huntsville behind Morton Hall.  Cousin to Martha Washington & relation to Patrick Henry, Jones found himself quickly promoted to Captain.  Served w/ George Washington at Valley Forge before ultimately purchasing land and establishing Avalon Plantation on the land in what is now known as The University of Alabama in Huntsville.

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