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T-Day food prep injury count

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3 scratches from turkey bones as I cut off the backbone
+ 2 burns from hot sugar
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  1. 1 - burn on the forearm from reaching into the oven without a GLOVE.
    1 - nipped my knuckle from washing a blade for my meat grinder
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    1. light burn on forehead, hand and hip from splattering boiling water. Otherwise, (knock on wood) no blood drawn this year. But it's still early.

      1. I am actually still at zero, but probably not for much longer now...

        1. I had a close one where my knife slipped off the carrots I was cutting, but fortunately no cut....and I'm done with prep! Whew!

          1. 4- Burned three fingers and a thumb when a cookie sheet full of toasted bread wobbled on the stovetop after I removed it from the oven. I forgot I was only wearing the one oven mitt.

            1- (+ food poisoning averted)- Discovered plastic bag turkey was in (to protect the fridge from the notoriously leaky wrapper) had a hole in it. Pink fluid all over the bottom of fridge, seeping into right side crisper drawer. No time to get gloves, used a strong bleach and water mix to clear up toxic spill. My right hand is really dry, and a little puffy.

            Both hands not in great shape. Is that two, or ten?

            I haven't started on desserts yet.

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            1. re: onceadaylily

              about a week ago also averted food poisoning since the "chicken" I was thawing out was actually pork (not that chicken or pork would be any less sickening) and there was a leak in the bag. It contaminated all of my veggies!!

              1. re: Barbara76137

                I was grateful that I'd stored most of my veggies and herbs on a higher shelf. I lost two bell peppers, two bunches of Swiss chard, and a bit of celery. My greens and three onion gratin is but the three onions. No one ever got truly sick from a lackluster creamed onion dish. Bored, maybe, but not sick.