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Grilling Safety with a Crowd

Grilling Safety

July is National Grilling Month, and it’s also the peak month for grill fires. Do you know grilling safety?

In 2014 alone, 16,600 patients went to the ER from grill injuries.

Avoiding Grilling Injuries

 

These tips can help you grill safely:

 

Not cleaning the grill is the leading factor in 1/5 of structures catching fire from a grill.

Grill Maintenance

 

Leaks or breaks were a factor in 11% of grill structure fires and 23% of outdoor grill fires.

Take Care of Your Grill

 

Gas grills contribute to more home fires than other grills, so grill just as carefully with them!

Griling for a Crowd

 

Are you taking a portable grill with you? Know how to use it safely!

Grilling On-the-Go
Thanksgiving Dinner

Healthy Thanksgiving

Save these healthy Thanksgiving tips and recipes we shared on social media this week, and always be prepared. You can also find healthy recipes year-round on our Pinterest!

  • Cooking fires double on Thanksgiving Day! Make sure you have a smoke alarm in your home, and that it is tested regularly.
  • Make sure you thaw your turkey safely, in the refrigerator, in cold water, or in a microwave oven, to keep it out of the temperature range where it grows bacteria!
  • If you’re baking things ahead, or making the bird on the big day, make sure you check on the oven regularly and use timers.
  • Don’t leave the kitchen unattended while your burners are going, and avoid loose sleeves while over the stove.
  • After your guests leave tonight, make sure you check the house to ensure all candles or fires are out. Start packing up leftovers within 2 hours.
  • Make sure you removed all the stuffing from the inside of your turkey, and store the two separately.
  • Don’t leave leftovers in their serving dishes with plastic wrap or foil coverings, transfer them to smaller, airtight containers.
  • Leftovers in your fridge are good for 3 to 4 days. If you have a lot, freezing leftovers is a great option, and they will keep for 3 to 4 months.

First, we had a savory recipe for Maple-Cider Brined Turkey with Bourbon-Cider Gravy.

Maple-Cider Brined Turkey with Bourbon-Cider Gravy
Image and Recipe via My Recipes

 

And Ciabatta Stuffing with Chesnuts and Raisins to go inside.

Ciabatta Stuffing with Chesnuts and Raisins
Image and Recipe via My Recipes

 

If you want something that will wow your guests, make this Truffled Pommes Anna instead of mashed potatoes.

Truffled Pommes Anna
Image and Recipe via My Recipes

 

And try this light Green Bean Casserole with Madeira Mushrooms that is only 173 calories.

Green Bean Casserole with Madeira Mushrooms
Image and Recipe via My Recipes

 

Make these delicious Meringue and Streusel-Topped Sweet Potatoes this holiday and skip the marshmallows.

Meringue and Streusel-Topped Sweet Potatoes
Image and Recipe via My Recipes

 

And whip up this Cranberry Sauce with Apple Cider with ingredients you already have on hand.

Cranberry Sauce with Apple Cider
Image and Recipe via My Recipes

 

Got leftovers? You can make this Sweet Potato Buttered Rum Flan with your leftovers and things in your pantry.

Sweet Potato Buttered Rum Flan
Image and Recipe via My Recipes

 

You can never have too many recipes for your leftover turkey. Try this Mexican Turkey Stew that won’t remind you of your holiday meal.

Mexican Turkey Stew
Image and Recipe via My Recipes