How Not to Be Gobbled Up by Thanksgiving Day Fiascos

How Not to Be Gobbled Up by Thanksgiving Day Fiascos

So, you’ve offered to host Thanksgiving this year. Hats off to you! Now for the fun part…a long list of holiday to-dos like braving the grocery store, ordering the turkey, planning a menu, decorating, and of course, preparing the meal.

While Thanksgiving dinner is typically your family’s chance to slow down and spend quality time with relatives and close friends, sometimes these feasts can be stuffed with risks for the host. Knowing what your insurance covers will help you navigate any perils that arise with hosting. Plus, a few little reminders and common sense guidelines can help you be extra aware while you are whipping up your menu.

Nobody expects their turkey dinner to go up in flames, but cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving Day more than any other day of the year. In fact, grease and cooking-related claims more than double on Thanksgiving Day when compared to any other day in the month of November! According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), nearly four times as many home cooking fires occurred on Thanksgiving Day in 2015 as on any other typical day of the year; while the day before Thanksgiving represents the second-leading day for home cooking fires.

This is because we tend to outdo ourselves on Thanksgiving, pulling out all the stops to multi-task a four-course meal, catch up with loved ones and listen to their latest stories, keep an eye on the children, and keep everyone’s wine glasses and bellies full. While it’s typical to overfill your plate on Thanksgiving, figuratively speaking, having your attention spread thin while juggling so much can lead to oversights that can turn your butterball into a ball of smoke.

Trust us, nothing can ruin your celebration more than a kitchen fire. So, try to set the kids up with a time-consuming activity before you dash off to the kitchen. And that chatty relative? You can multi-task by putting him or her in charge of[…]

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