It’s time again for those delicious holiday dinners with friends and family. If you are cooking or hosting the Thanksgiving meal this year, there are federal resources to answer your questions about cooking the turkey and safely packing up the leftovers. Review some of these tips from the USDA, the Kansas Fire Marshal, the CDC, and the Kansas Department of Agriculture.
If you pay attention to kitchen and food safety you will have fun making and sharing a special meal while avoiding cuts, burns, and food-borne illness.
Pro-tip: don’t forget to drink water, eat a vegetable, thank the cooks, and take a walk after dinner!
Cooking safety for all year long.
Safely thawing a frozen turkey.
Washing meat, is that a good idea?
How to cook a turkey.
Other ways to cook a turkey.
My turkey is pink! What does that mean?
Using a slow cooker.
Leftovers, part 1.
Leftovers, part 2.
The CDC recommends four steps to a healthy kitchen: clean, separate, cook and chill.
A food safety book from the U.S. Department of Agriculture can be downloaded if you want more safety information.
For thrifty and delicious holiday meals all year long, see this USDA page.
If you pay attention to kitchen and food safety you will have fun making and sharing a special meal while avoiding cuts, burns and food-borne illness.
Don’t be distracted by children, commotion, or alcohol.