Traveling Holiday Dinner

first_imgKeep track of how long foods have been on the buffet table. The two-hour rule isimportant. “Never let foods sit at room temperature more than two hours,” Harrisonsaid. On the buffet table, keep hot foods hot (140 degrees or warmer) with chafing dishes,crock pots or warming trays. Keep cold foods 40 degrees or colder by nesting dishes inbowls of ice. Or use small serving bowls and replace them often. That means washing your hands before and after handling food. It means keeping yourkitchen, dishes and utensils clean, too. And always serve food on clean plates. They’re safe indefinitely in the freezer, she said. But most will taste best if eaten withinfour months. To be safe, thoroughly reheat leftovers to 165 degrees. “You can’t smell or taste these bacteria in food,” Harrison said. “The only way to keepthem from ruining your party is to make a point of preparing and handling foodsafely.” After the meal, throw out any foods that sat for more than two hours on the buffettable, Harrison said. Other leftovers are safe in the refrigerator for four days. Divide the carved meat and turkey parts into small, shallow containers.That will allow the turkey to cool fast and evenly and reheat quickly at meal time. When you travel, pack the turkey and other perishable foods in a cooler with ice orfrozen gel packs. When you get where you’re going, refrigerate the foods quickly. You can cook the turkey a day ahead, Harrison said, but not if want to take it whole.You can’t safely cool and then reheat a whole cooked turkey. If you must cook a dayahead, go ahead and carve it. Reheat the foods in a 325-degree oven or a microwave to an internal temperature of165 degrees, or until they’re steaming hot. “To transport an unstuffed cooked turkey,” Harrison said, “take it out of the oven,immediately wrap it in foil and put it straight into the cooler. Then put it into thewarmest spot in the car.” What about a cooked stuffed turkey? “Don’t try to transport it stuffed,” she said.”Remove the stuffing immediately after cooking and transport it in a dish, not in theturkey.” If you have to travel an especially long way, Harrison said, maybe it’s best toreconsider. “Bacteria are everywhere. But a few types especially like to crash parties,” said JudyHarrison, a foods specialist with the University of Georgia Extension Service. Be sure you cook the turkey in an oven set no lower than 325 degrees. Cook it until ameat thermometer placed in the thigh reaches 180 degrees. Then let it stand 20minutes. But if you’re not careful, these meals can lead to some of the holidays’ worst, too. These feasts can offer the best of the fall holidays. People tend to bring only their bestfoods to share with their families and friends. “Dinner on the grounds,” a treasured tradition in rural churches, still delights manyGeorgians. It carries over into large family gatherings and many other holiday settings. If it’s stuffed, remove the stuffing and cool it quickly in small, shallow dishes. Carveall the meat from the turkey, leaving legs, thighs and wings if you wish. If you’re taking the turkey, be especially careful. “Sometimes it’s safer just to give up on the idea of taking your feast across thecountry,” she said. “Look for new traditions when you get there.” Don’t partially cook a turkey ahead of time and then finish it before the meal, either. Itcan’t be safely done. Some of the culprits, she said, are Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridiumperfringens and Listeria monocytogenes. If they lurk in your food, you won’t be able totell it.last_img read more

Sandy Contract Probes Spark Nassau Feud

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau lawmakers are concerned about contracts for Sandy recovery work, such as the repairs to the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant and surrounding area that caused this truck to fall into an East Rockaway sinkhole last fall.Members of a key Nassau County committee debated Monday whether to approve seven-figure contracts to companies hired for Sandy recovery following reports that some are subject to audits and criminal investigation.Democratic lawmakers accused the legislature’s Republican leadership of rushing to approve funds to firms under scrutiny and refusing their request to have County Comptroller George Maragos answer questions from the Rules Committee regarding his probe.“I’m just wondering if we’re doing the proper investigatory work on our end before we vote yes or no,” Legis. Judy Jacobs (D-Woodbury) said while joining calls that Maragos clarify the issue before the vote.“Until [Maragos] completes his audit and review, we thought that it would be premature for us to consider bringing him before us,” said Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves (R-East Meadow).The more than $1 million contract that sparked the debate was to pay Manhattan-based Hazen Sawyer Engineering, one of a dozen firms being audited, for coordinating storm-damage repair work through the end of March. The contract was later approved along party lines.Lawmakers also expressed concern with a recent Newsday report citing anonymous sources saying that District Attorney Kathleen Rice’s office is investigating whether Huntington-based Looks Great Services Inc. properly paid workers it hired for the county’s Sandy cleanup. A spokesman for Rice was not available for comment.“The comptroller’s office has sent letters to 12 of the largest contractors requesting information on any sub-contractors employed in the course of county work during and post-Superstorm Sandy, including amounts paid to these subcontractors,” Jostyn Hernandez, a spokesman for Maragos, told the Press. “The comptroller has invited all the legislators to personally review Superstorm Sandy-related claims.”Balking at that suggestion was Legis. Wayne Wink (D-Roslyn), who’s running against former comptroller Howard Weitzman for the Democratic Party line to challenge Maragos, a Republican, in the November elections.“It’s the difference between having up to 19 private meetings with each and every legislator and one public meeting,” Wink said. “What can be said behind closed doors can be said right here on the record.”Field audits of Nassau’s contracts are common in cases that involve outside funding—in this case, federal Sandy aid—according to Ken Arnold, deputy commissioner of the Department of Public Works, which he said assists in providing documents.Advocates also spoke out against approving the contracts without more input from Maragos. They included leaders of nonprofits Long Island Jobs with Justice and the Park Advocacy and Recreation Council of Nassau.Legis. Richard Nicolello (R-New Hyde Park) said not approving the contracts would slow the county’s Sandy repairs. “The Sandy recovery effort has to go forward, you can’t stop these contracts,” he said.During a separate committee meeting later Monday, Legis. Dave Denenberg (D-Merrick) called on GOP legislative leaders to hold hearings on the Sandy contracts, saying, “We want to make sure the work that we’ve approved is being done.”-With Spencer Rumseylast_img read more

Federal government re-opens Tuesday, funded to Feb. 8

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr President Donald Trump signed a House and Senate-passed continuing resolution Monday night to fund the federal government through Feb. 8. Though NCUA and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau operations were unaffected, credit unions across the country rolled out additional products and services for affected members.“We’re thankful that this situation has been resolved for the millions of credit union members affected by the shutdown. Credit unions embodied the ‘people helping people’ mantra over the past few days, reaching out to affected members in numerous ways to help them ensure financial stability, and it was inspiring to witness their dedication,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “CUNA will remain fully engaged to protect credit union funding priorities as negotiations continue for a more permanent funding solution.”Credit union responses to the shutdown include:America’s First CU, Riverdale, Utah, is offering a special Furlough Assistance Loan to affected federal employees of up to $3,000 with terms up to seven months, with one month interest-free; continue reading »last_img read more

Homes with a fireplace for those cosy nights in

first_img17 Mizzen Street, Manly WestThe owner of this traditional Queenslander-style home will be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a cosy spot to curl up in front the fire with a good book.There are four in total in this this home at 17 Mizzen Street, Manly West. Originally built 17 Mizzen Street, Manly West, has four fireplaces dotted throughiut its living areas and bedrooms.around 1894 for the local Hargreaves family, it has since undergone several renovations to create what is today a prestigious family home on a spacious 2,000sqm block. The building’s traditional characteristics have been accentuated by the addition of contemporary fittings, to seamlessly blend colonial quirks with modern functionality.Four gas fire places are dotted around the bedrooms and living spaces to create a welcoming warmth in the cooler months. The house also features a large media room, workshop space in the four-car garage, a pool and pavilion, and separate studio.The four-bedroom property is open to expressions of interest through David Green of Harcourts Green Living.You might find it hard to keep your attention focused on the boxset you’re watching at 107 While away the hours over a cup of tea and sympathy, as the flames provide a sense of comfort and warmth. Surrounded by a stylish grey and white herringbone tiled mantle, it brings a level of sophistication to the room, which continues throughout the rest of the house.This include the four bedrooms, three bathrooms, designer kitchen and multitude of living areas. When the weather warms back up, there is a salt-water pool and alfresco terrace/pergola to cool you down.The house is open to expressions of interest through Dwight Colbert of Ray White, Aspley. Settle in on the comfy sofas in this TV room at 107 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters. Commodore Driv e , Paradise Waters. Why? Because the pebble gas fireplace below the TV set may prove a more eye-catching prospect. Sink back into large, comfy couches, and slowly relax as you watch the mesmerising flames flicker away. The fireplace is not the only feature in this sprawling coastal home. It also comes with four bedroom, four bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, butler’s pantry, mosaic tiled pool, ducted airconditioning, a video intercom, rainwater tank, and four-car secure car garage.With river frontage the property is on the market for $5.5 million through Bob and Russell Rollington of First National Real Estate Surfers Paradise. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago This fireplace at 139 Ridge Street, Northgate, brings a touch of warmth to this formal sitting room.A stunning feature fireplace is the focus of the formal sitting room in a contemporary home at 139 Ridge Street, Northgate.last_img read more

Porto striker walks off pitch after monkey chants

first_img Conceicao blasted the home fans before posting a photo of his player on social media with the message: “We are all Moussa.” “We are completely indignant at what happened,” he added. “We know the passion that exists at Vitoria and I think that most fans do not recognise themselves in the attitude of other people who insulted Moussa. Porto’s Mali international striker Moussa Marega walked off the pitch in disgust after being subjected to a torrent of monkey chants in a stormy Portuguese league game at Vitoria Guimaeres on Sunday night. The 28-year-old had scored a 60th-minute winner for Porto against his former club which sparked the home fans to aim even more vitriol at the France-born player which had started as early as the pre-match warm-up. FC Porto’s Malian forward Moussa Marega left the pitch after racists chants In the 71st minute, Marega signalled to the bench that he was walking off in protest even though teammates, Porto coach Sergio Conceicao and Vitoria players tried to get him to stay on the pitch. As he walked off, an angry and upset Marega gave a thumbs-down signal with both gloved hands to the home fans. He had already been given a yellow card for his goal celebration. Marega played for Vitoria Guimaeres from 2016-2017 on loan from Porto, scoring 13 goals in 25 games. Marega later wrote on Instagram after the game, which Porto won 2-1, that his tormentors were “idiots who come to the stadium just to make racist chants.” “And I also thank the referees for not protecting me and for giving me a yellow card because I am defending my skin colour. “I hope I will never see you again on a football field. You are a disgrace.” Read Also: Ligue 1: Quickfire strikes put Marseille in sight of Champions League “We are a family, regardless of nationality, skin or hair colour. We are all human, we deserve respect. What has happened here is lamentable.” Vitoria Guimaraes or the Portuguese football federation were yet to comment on the incident. Sporting Lisbon, one of Porto’s bitterest rivals, issued a statement supporting Marega and “repudiating any act of racism or social prejudice”. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading…last_img read more

A new ‘Sherman Era’ begins today

first_imgBatesville, In. — The Biergarten at the historic Sherman, formerly the Sherman House will officially open Friday, September 8. The Biergarten opens at 3 p.m., ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m. Entertainment provided by Derek Foster from 6 to 9 p.m.“Everyone is invited to attend this event, help us celebrate this important milestone in The Sherman renovations over the past 18 months and stay on for live music, German sausage, pretzel and other food and beverages,” invited Peyton Hughes.The Biergarten is fashioned to resemble Biergartens found in Germany and also to be a place for friends and family including children to spend quality time together.HPH Hospitality LLC has completed extensive renovations during the last two years in order to extend the German Character throughout the building and reestablish the Sherman as a central facility of commerce, travel and social life.last_img read more

Brescia sack Balotelli

first_img Il Messaggero, Gazzetta dello Sport and Nicolo Schira all state Brescia owner Massimo Cellino sent Balotelli a letter requesting a dissolution of his three-year deal. Although the contract runs until 2022, there is a break clause at the end of the season if the Rondinelle are relegated to Serie B. As per La Gazzetta and Schira, no legal action is necessary as the termination was negotiated with the 29-year-old’s lawyers.Advertisement Brescia have terminated Mario Balotelli’s contract after the striker failed to turn up for training. Loading…center_img ‘SuperMario’ only signed for his hometown club last summer after four years in France with Nice and Olmypique Marseille. read also:Mario Balotelli: ‘Still sick’ ahead of Serie A restart He scored five goals in 19 Serie A games but began skipping training sessions after the coronavirus lockdown was eased. Although he maintains this was due to a stomach problem, Cellino went public with his frustrations, calling his arrival a ‘mistake’. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Pence co-authors legislation to improve broadband access

first_imgWashington, D.C.— Thursday, U.S. Representatives Greg Pence and Peter Visclosky introduced legislation to close the digital divide in rural America. The Broadband Interagency Coordination Act of 2019, directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to enter into an agreement to coordinate on the distribution of federal funds for broadband deployment. This agreement will make it easier for rural communities to access high-speed internet by ensuring taxpayer dollars are effectively targeting unserved and underserved areas. “Connecting our rural communities is one of my top priorities,” said Congressman Pence. “As I travel throughout Indiana’s Sixth District, the lack of high-speed internet access is a critical issue impacting Hoosiers in rural communities. I’ve heard stories from students who drive to McDonald’s just to complete their homework, stories from medical providers struggling to utilize telehealth advancements, and stories from our farmers who are disconnected from global markets. We must close the digital divide and ensure rural America is not left behind.”last_img read more

Ellsworth team wins Maine Marathon relay

first_imgPORTLAND — Andrew Kephart of Ellsworth sprints to the finish line of the Maine Marathon relay on Friday. Kephart and his relay team, the Four Horsemen — which included Alan Groudle, Dave Kerschner and Wes Danforth — took first of 100 teams in two hours, 32 minutes and three seconds.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img