Whether you’re a huge football fan, or are really just in it for the commercials, everyone has one shared Super Bowl experience: the food. Our calorie-fueled celebrations apparently fall second only to Thanksgiving. Solidarity, my friends.
Luckily, the Red Cross understands your priorities this weekend, and we’ve put together four handy tips to help ‘advance’ your fire safety skills while preparing snacks for your party guests. Or for yourself. No judgement.
Keep your eye on the ball.
Do not leave the kitchen when frying, grilling or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen, even to quickly catch that instant replay, turn off the stove first. Michelle understands how important this is.
Sideline flammable items.
Keep your guests and anything that can catch fire—like foam fingers, pom-poms, paper football plates and jerseys— away from the stove. So you don’t end up like this guy:
Run pet interference.
Keep furry friends off cooking surfaces and countertops to prevent them from knocking things onto the burner. Well, maybe you don’t have to watch ALL your pets…
(Just kidding. You do)
Stay in the game.
Remain in the home while simmering, baking, roasting or boiling food. Check it regularly and use a timer (not the game clock) to remind you that food is cooking. We’ll be watching you.