Thoughts, Musings and News
yes, you guessed it – Red Wine.
Red wine is the #1 stain made over the holidays.
With slight preparation before the party [buy club soda],
you will beat those crushed grapes at their own game!
BURN THIS IN YOUR BRAIN --
BLOT, DO NOT RUB!
5 Easy Tips for Success…
Holiday stains don’t work alone. They have a whole army of helpers (or Air Force) playing their game of stain. These fighters come in all sizes, tastes, and temperatures. One of the biggest culprits at the dining room table is the turkey. This time of year, I am less concerned with his or stain making ability as I am the “burnin’ down the house” ability. Yes, it is a great Talking Heads song and I prefer it on the radio, not in my castle.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking is the leading cause of home fires on Thanksgiving Day. Of those fires, 46% were from unattended equipment resulting in death.
In 2013, Thanksgiving was the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.
Her cooking is “hot stuff”!
A cooking fire is three times more likely to occur on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year. The average number of fires per day:
November 28 (Thanksgiving)1,550(230%)
December 24 (Christmas Eve)720(54%)
Source: Home Fires Involving Cooking Equipment, November 2015
In my town of Eustis, Florida, the Fire Chief Mike Swanson said, “Most fires on Thanksgiving occur between noon and 4 p.m. – the peak cooking hours. Also, that many “of those fires can be easily avoided by staying alerted and in the kitchen while cooking.” (2)
I know it seems basic but holiday a get-together is anything but basic.
For many like myself, it is the one time a year I see several Aunts/Uncles/Cousins so my normal inability to stay focused is mere much more scattered.
I want us all to be happy, healthy and above it all, safe!
Don’t let those winey fire birds get you down.
Enjoy yourself, your visitors and some wine but please, no food (or birds) on fire!
Wherever in the world you are reading this, I wish you a very happy holiday season,
regardless of what you cook and drink….
Eid al-Fitr (Muslim)
Saint Nicholas Day (Christian)
Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexican)
St. Lucia Day (Swedish)
Christmas Day (Christian)
Three Kings Day/Epiphany (Christian)
Boxing Day (Australian, Canadian, English, Irish)
Kwanzaa (African American)
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