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Twelve Days of a Food Safe Christmas

Twelve Days of a Food Safe Christmas

 

"The Twelve Days of Christmas" Christmas carol lists the increasingly grand gifts given by an imaginary true love on each of the twelve days of Christmas.  It was first published in England in 1780 and was probably sung from memory long before that- some believe it originated in France.  For this holiday season, I’ve changed the lyrics to reflect current recommendations for food safety. With apologies to the original French author:

 

The Twelve Days of a Food Safe Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me

A bottle of hand sanitizer to keep me germ free.

On the second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me

Two food thermometers for frig & freezer

And a bottle of hand sanitizer to keep me germ free

 

On the third day of Christmas, my true love sent to me,
Three markers for dating leftovers

Two food thermometers for frig & freezer

And a bottle of hand sanitizer to keep me germ free

 

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me

Four cutting boards for fruit, veggies, bread and the holiday bird

Three markers for dating leftovers

Two food thermometers for frig & freezer

And a bottle of hand sanitizer to keep me germ free

 

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me

Five golden bottles of cleaner!

Four cutting boards for fruit, veggies, bread and the holiday bird

Three markers for dating leftovers

Two food thermometers for frig & freezer

And a bottle of hand sanitizer to keep me germ free

 

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me

Six potholders for hot items a-carrying,

Five golden bottles of cleaner!

Four cutting boards for fruit, veggies, bread and the holiday bird

Three markers for dating leftovers

Two food thermometers for frig & freezer

And a bottle of hand sanitizer to keep me germ free

 

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me

Seven new batteries for smoke alarms a-blaring

Six potholders for hot items a-carrying,

Five golden bottles of cleaner!

Four cutting boards for fruit, veggies, bread and the holiday bird

Three markers for dating leftovers

Two food thermometers for frig & freezer

And a bottle of hand sanitizer to keep me germ free

 

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me

Eight towels for clean dishes a-drying, \

Seven new batteries for smoke alarms a-blaring

Six potholders for hot items a-carrying,

Five golden bottles of cleaner!

Four cutting boards for fruit, veggies, bread and the holiday bird

Three markers for dating leftovers

Two food thermometers for frig & freezer

And a bottle of hand sanitizer to keep me germ free

 

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me

Nine food safe containers for leftovers a-saving

Eight towels for clean dishes a-drying,

Seven new batteries for smoke alarms a-blaring

Six potholders for hot items a-carrying,

Five golden bottles of cleaner!

Four cutting boards for fruit, veggies, bread and the holiday bird

Three markers for dating leftovers

Two food thermometers for frig & freezer

And a bottle of hand sanitizer to keep me germ free

 

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me

Ten new sponges for a -cleaning,

Nine food safe containers for leftovers a-saving

Eight towels for clean dishes a-drying,

Seven new batteries for smoke alarms a-blaring

Six potholders for hot items a-carrying,

Five golden bottles of cleaner!

Four cutting boards for fruit, veggies, bread and the holiday bird

Three markers for dating leftovers

Two food thermometers for frig & freezer

And a bottle of hand sanitizer to keep me germ free

 

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me

Eleven micro safe dishes for hot foods a- piping,

Ten new sponges for a -cleaning,

Nine food safe containers for leftovers a-saving

Eight towels for clean dishes a-drying,

Seven new batteries for smoke alarms a-blaring

Six potholders for hot items a-carrying,

Five golden bottles of cleaner!

Four cutting boards for fruit, veggies, bread and the holiday bird

Three markers for dating leftovers

Two food thermometers for frig & freezer

And a bottle of hand sanitizer to keep me germ free

 

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me

Twelve food thermometers to share with family and friends

Eleven micro safe dishes for hot foods a- piping,

Ten new sponges for a -cleaning,

Nine food safe containers for leftovers a-saving

Eight towels for clean dishes a-drying,

Seven new batteries for smoke alarms a-blaring

Six potholders for hot items a-carrying,

Five golden bottles of cleaner!

Four cutting boards for fruit, veggies, bread and the holiday bird

Three markers for dating leftovers

Two food thermometers for frig & freezer

And a bottle of hand sanitizer to keep me germ free!

 

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