I hope this greeting finds you happy and well today. I hope that you are gearing up for a joyous Thanksgiving as you read this, and that you will be surrounded by family, friends and love. I hope you enjoy more food and drink than you think you should. And I really hope you don't beat yourself up too bad for doing so.
I also hope you stay out of harms way through your travels and celebrations.My friend, and insurance agent, Cecil Williams shared this message with me and his other clients earlier this morning, and I found the content valuable so I thought I'd pass it along.
"A newer tradition that’s grown in popularity is to serve a deep-fried turkey at the feast. Proponents say that it takes less cooking time and the meat is juicier (and, honestly, what doesn’t taste better deep-fried?). However, preparing a turkey this way can be a dangerous proposition since it requires vast amounts of hot oil, which can splash, spill over or combust and burst into flames. The NTF and Butterball are two resources to learn how to properly and safely deep-fry a turkey. The most important rules are to never leave the turkey unattended while cooking and to keep pets and children away from the deep-fryer.
In fact, it’s a good idea not to leave any food in the oven or on the stove top over an open flame unattended while preparing Thanksgiving dinner to reduce fire risks. Cooking-related fires happen more on Thanksgiving Day than any other day of the year, contributing to 75 percent of Thanksgiving fires compared to 46 percent of fires on other days, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Let’s face it, nobody wants to eat blackened, dry and crunchy turkey, and you definitely don’t want to call the fire department or file an insurance claim when you should be enjoying quality time with family and friends.
The greatest Thanksgiving tradition aside from gorging on delicious food is surrounding ourselves with the people we love and reflecting on all that we’re grateful for in our lives."
Thank you, Cecil, for sharing this. And thank you, friends, for taking the time to read this far. May God be with you and your loved ones this Thanksgiving and always. I hope you know I am grateful for your time, friendship and love.
Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!
Dr. Chris Renne
Board Certified Integrative Medicine