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Pop a balloon every hour for New Years!

 

Don't Give the Gift of Food Poisoning for the Holidays

Don't Give the Gift of Food Poisoning for the Holidays

 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides some holiday food safety tips. Here are a few:

·         Do not rinse raw meat and poultry before cooking

·         Use a food thermometer to make sure meat is cooked to a safe temperature

·         Refrigerate food within two hours

·         leftovers are safe for four days in the refrigerator

·         Bring sauces, soups and gravies to a rolling boil when reheating

Holiday Road Safety

Stay safe on the roads by taking action to protect yourself and your loved ones. In the United States, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for people aged 1‒54, and more than 37,000 people were killed in crashes in 2016. However, many of these deaths can be prevented. Buckle up, drive sober, and stay safe on the roads this holiday season.

Here are some tips to help keep you and others safe on the road over the holidays:

·         Use a seat belt in every seat, on every trip, no matter how short.

Secure Furniture for Safety

We all want our homes to be a safe place. Every two weeks a child dies in the U.S. from furniture, appliances or TVs tipping over, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. By working together, we can help prevent these tragedies and make the home a safer place.

● Secure it! Furniture must be securely attached to the wall. Use the tip-over restraint provided with the product and the right hardware for your wall type.

Christmas

Frozen Popcorn Snowballs

Ingredients

½ c. popcorn kernels

3 tbsp. canola oil

½ c. sugar

4 tbsp. butter

5 c. mini marshmallows

¼ tsp. salt

¼ tsp. vanilla extract

1 c. M&Ms

Sprinkles or peanuts (optional)

Directions

Candy Cane Cookies

What you will need:

1 box sugar cookie mix

1/2 stick butter, melted

1 egg

1/3 cup softened cream cheese

1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plus additional for surface

Red food coloring

1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

 

‘Freely Give’ Machines Offer a Unique Way to Serve this Christmas

If you head down to see the lights at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, during December, you’ll be amazed at the glorious sight!  Thousands and thousands of Christmas lights are strewn over each limb and branch of the barren trees making it a spectrum of color all around. One cannot help but be in awe of the magical wonder!

Need a quick game / craft / Snack

Candy Cane Snowman

Ingredients:

30 Big Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows

10 Candy Canes

10 Hershey Kisses (unwrapped)

Pull and Peel Twizzlers (10 strands)

30 red mini M&Ms

10 Reese’s Pieces Minis

White Icing (to act as glue)

Black Gel Icing

Clean Screwdriver (believe me, it works!)

Instructions:

Ideas for School / Church / home treats

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