T-Day food prep injury count
3 scratches from turkey bones as I cut off the backbone
+ 2 burns from hot sugar
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
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.
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!
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.
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.