Who knew that there were so many ways to get sick or hurt on Thanksgiving. You are sure to have a great time hanging out with friends and family.

So you need to make sure your Thanksgiving doesn't head south.

Carving the turkey is of course an event. Everyone is ooo-ing and ahh-ing as the thought of the turkey hitting your mouth is imagined. Well you want to be prepared for that moment.

Spend some time making sure your knives are sharpened before the big moment. You would think having a sharp knife could increase your chances of cuts and nicks but it is actually the opposite. Knives actually slip more when they are not sharp. So make sure that is not an issue.

Of course the risk of burns is up too when you spend so much time preparing so much food at once. As you are working over the hot stove there are some things you need to be aware of. Be careful with long sleeves, jewelry or anything that could catch on the side of a pan and pull it off the stove. Also be careful when grabbing stuff out of the oven. Keep a fire extinguisher nearby just in case. It is better to be safe than sorry.

Once the meal has been fully enjoyed be cautious leaving food out. If it is left out at room temperature for over two hours it does increase your chances of getting sick. You could put food out a little at a time or even reheat it throughout the day. All you have to do is set your oven to low and make sure you rotate the food in and out of the oven.

While you are doing the reheating do make sure you heat it up to 165 degrees. You want all the bacteria killed. If you don't have a thermometer handy all you have to do is make sure the food is steaming hot. Oh and enjoy the time with your family and friends.