Holiday Emergency? Manage It with These Dishes and Tips

Dec 1, 2022

Back to Veoci BlogHoliday Emergency? Manage It with These Dishes and Tips
Veoci Staff

The holiday season can sneak up on you. With life getting so busy, you may not be fully prepared for the holidays. 

This time is spent with family and loved ones as you indulge in delicious food. But what happens if you’re short on time and can’t properly prepare the meals? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. 

With some tricks up your sleeve, you don’t have to worry about being unprepared. Here are some easy dishes to bring to your holiday dinner and safety tips while in the kitchen. 

1. Baking: Cornbread and Biscuits

You need to get ready but also need to make a dish? Bake something. You can bake a traditional cornbread or some biscuits – you may even have most of the ingredients already at home! 

Mix all the ingredients and put it in the oven to bake while you are getting ready. Just be sure to keep an eye on it. These dishes only take about 30 minutes. Baking a simple but effective way to contribute to the party while maximizing your time.

2. General Kitchen Safety

The holidays can put us a bit out of our element, and the shuffle can lead to some unfortunate accidents and a trip to the emergency room. Caution is a must while operating ovens, stoves, and certain pieces of kitchen equipment. You don’t want to rush, even when in a time crunch. 

Make sure to keep burners and cooktops clear of anything flammable and your oven clean. Any type of grease or leftover food can catch on fire.

3. Make a Salad

A dish that does not include cooking or baking is making a salad. A bacon and brussel sprouts salad is unique and delicious. This will take less than 10 minutes to whip up. With this salad, you can include a citrus-based dressing to help compliment all the flavors.

4. Knife Safety

When using knives to cut your ingredients, such as for your salad, make sure your knives are sharpened. A dull knife will not work like a sharp one. The extra pressure and force duller knives require can cause slipping; also remember to cut away from yourself. Keep your cutting board as dry as possible to prevent extra movement. And a bonus tip: a well-dampened paper towel or dish towel placed under a cutting board will help prevent the board from moving while on the counter.

5. The Air-Apparent

If you are in a true time crunch, you can easily make a perfect side dish in an airfryer. Vegetables provide a ton of options. Potatoes, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, and many other veggies can be a hit with the right seasonings. And the best part is it that many only take 10 to 15 minutes to cook. 

6. Preventing Kitchen Fires

The holiday season causes more than 50% of residential fires. Make sure not to overload outlets or power strips when using machines like air fryers. Double check to see that your appliance and extension cords are not damaged before using it. Ensure your other kitchen appliances are in good working order before use. 

Additionally, keep your wits when preparing foods. Grease can cause severe fires and panicked reactions can only make them worse (remember: never throw water on a grease or oil fire). Practice common food preparation and safety rules too.

If something does happen, stay calm, try to find a safe solution or call the authorities while evacuating.

Most Important: Stay Safe and Enjoy!

Staying safe during the holiday season is important, and the added rush can push us into making costly errors. If you’re cooking a big feast or just bringing a side dish, use the knowledge we listed out (and plus some) to make sure everything goes safely, and smoothly. But, most importantly, enjoy spending time with your loved ones!

Photo by Jed Owen on Unsplash

Subscribe to the Veoci Blog

Receive all the latest emergency, crisis, and continuity management news, tips, and advice

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

Related Posts

Veoci Flagship: A New Look for an Established Solution

Now, Flagship isn’t the same as it was when I first joined the team in 2019. We are now on its fourth iteration, a fact that we are not only proud of, but one that I think demonstrates the importance of continuous improvement that can be found throughout all of Veoci’s solutions.

Continue reading
Practitioner's Profile: Travis Leemreis: Helping Aviation Partners Reach New Heights

Travis began his college career at Southwestern Michigan College, where he majored in Business Administration. As he was finishing his first degree, he developed an interest in the aviation industry and the idea of managing airports.

Continue reading
Practitioner’s Profile: Yohei Kakuda: From the Airfield to Behind the Scenes

As a child, Yohei always wanted to be a pilot, or be involved in aviation in some way. This led him to pursue a major in aviation operations. But throughout the years he found his interests growing, shifting to wanting to be a part of airport operations. 

Continue reading

Connect with us on Social Media

Join us on our journey to improve emergency, operations, and continuity management!

Veoci Facebook PageVeoci Twitter AccountVeoci Linkedin Company Page

Face crisis and continuity challenges with expert solutions designed for you and your teams.

Schedule a Demo Now
ISO 27001 Certified Badge