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The Perfect Meal

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We're the unexpected guests you DON'T want coming over for dinner. Did you know that cooking is the#I cause of home fires? Here are some great kitchen tips to help you cook safely: Be a potwatcher! Leaving cooking unattended is the #I cause of cooking fires. It's easy to become distracted, so stay in the kitchen when cooking-especially ifusing oil or high temperatures. If you must leave, tum off the stove. Handy, but not too handy Kitchen fires often occur because items are kept too close to the stove. Keep items such as cooking utensils, dishcloths, paper towels and pot holders a safe distance from the stove. Kid-proof Children can easily be burned or scalded in the cooking area. Tum pot handles inward and make sure electrical cords are not dangling from countertops, where they could be pulled over. Make sure an adult is present with young children in the kitchen. Dress it up Loose fitting clothing can come into contact with the burners and catch fire. It's safer to wear tight sleeves or roll them up when cooking. If your clothing catches fire, stop, drop to the ground and roll over and over to put out the fire. Be in the know Minor burns can be treated by running cool water over the wound for three to five minutes. If the burn is severe, seek medical attention. Sip and savour Many people enjoy having a drink when preparing a meal with family and friends. Sipping and savouring are the keys to drinking responsibly when cooking. It's great to have a taste, but save enjoying wine, beer or spirits for the meal. Tragically, many fatal fires are caused by people cooking when they are impaired. Lend a helping hand or keep a close eye on anyone who is impaired and attempts to cook.


• When cooking on the stove, keep a proper fitting lid close by. • If a pot catches fire, slide the lid over the pot to smother the flames and turn off the stove. • Never attempt to move the burning pot. • If you have a fire in the oven, turn it off and keep the door closed. • Get out immediately and call 9-1-1. Nutrients Per Serving Protein: 27.0grams Fat: l4.0grams Carbohydrate: 3.0grams Fibre: 2.0 gratru1 Calories: 320 Preparation Time 20 minutesCooking Time Not Available Servings 6 Ingredients 2 tbsp (25 mL) vegetable oil 1 Ontario Onion, diced 2 cloves Ontario Garlic, minced 1 tsp (5 mL) dried thyme 112 tsp (2 mL) dried sage 5 cups (1.25 L) white or whole wheat bread cubes 114 cup (50 mL) chopped fresh parsley 2 Ontario Apples (such as Empire, Mcintosh, Cortland), peeled and chopped (about 2 cups/500 mL) Salt and pepper Ontario Chicken, 3 to 4 lb (1.5 to 2 kg) tbsp (25 mL) butter, melted Salt and pepper or seasoning salt (optional) Preparation In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic, thyme and sage; cook for 1 minute. Stir in bread cube s and toss to coat. Stir in parsley and apples. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Pat chicken dry with paper towel. Fill cavity with stuffing mixture. Cover opening with end slice of bread or small piece of foil. Brush about 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the melted butter over chicken skin. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, if desired. Place, breast side up, on rack in shallow roasting pan. Roast in 350°F (180°C) oven, basting with remaining butter halfway through, for about 1 hour or until digital thermometer registers 185°F (85°C) when inserted in thigh.