Thanksgiving Day Cooking Safety Tips

As Thanksgiving Day gets closer and we start the cooking prep work for the big day, it is important to always practice safe cooking, especially with lots of people in the kitchen!

Check out the below cooking safety tips for this Thanksgiving day:

  1. Teach children to stay out of the kitchen on a busy day like Thanksgiving and away from hot stoves and appliances.
  2. Avoid carrying babies while cooking near a hot stove.
  3. With all the different dishes cooking at once, it’s easy to forget about some! Set a timer for dishes you think need it. For examples, dishes you can’t see like ones in the oven might need a timer set!
  4. If you are frying or using the grill to cook a turkey, make sure you are close and are  constantly keeping an eye on it.
  5. Before the big day, test your smoke alarms to make sure they are all working properly.
  6. If you allow your children to help out with the cooking, make sure they know the basic cooking safety tips and know how to handle knives and other gadgets.
  7. Don’t rush! You’re sure to be busy and flustered if you’re cooking for a big crowd. Try to remain calm and collected. If you’re relaxed, you’ll likely make less mistakes!
  8. If you are placing hot dishes on the table for people to help themselves, make sure you are using a trivet!
  9. If you use buffet trays on a table or counter with fire underneath the tray, make sure the trays are out of reach of children.
  10. Keep all cords coiled and away from counter edges. Make sure hot foods are away from counter edges.

We remind everyone to follow these basic cooking safety tips and to have a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend!

If you or a loved one are seeking legal representation after suffering from a serious personal injury, contact us for help today.

Source: Safe Kids Worldwide

Dear friends and clients,

In furtherance of our firms culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can. 

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Jacoby & Meyers, LLP