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How to arrange a progressive dinner

progressive dinnerProgressive dinners have become a rage and a lot of people are arranging them these days. Progressive dinner is essentially a dinner where different courses of the meal are served at different people’s houses. If you are planning to organize a progressive dinner with the women in your neighborhood then you must understand that it will require a lot of effort and all the participants should sit together to properly decide on the timing and the food that will be served during each course. Here are a few tips that will help you to organize a progressive dinner.

The first thing that is to be determined is the reason for hosting the progressive dinner. A lot of people host progressive dinners for charity and if you are doing the same you ask the guests to pay upfront and they can pay when the visit each house for a different course of the meal. If it is a charity dinner then the guests can choose the houses they will visit based on the menu to be served in each house. However, it is a social event organized by friends then all the guests should visit a house together at the same time.

Secondly, all the participants in whose houses a course of the meal will be served must sit together and decide the food choices. If professional chefs are being hired for the occasion, let the chefs decide on the dishes. Thirdly, timing is very important as far as progressive dinners are concerned and it is crucial to decide on a starting and ending time within which a particular course will be served. You must also decide beforehand how the cooking will be executed. For example, the person who will be serving appetizers can prepare them a day before and the person serving salads and have them ready and just add the dressings when the guests arrive.

Measures taken to prevent fires at home

prevent fires at homeFires can be a reason that can ruin you totally. Enough arrangements should be kept at your house to prevent a devastating fire break out. But the ultimate prevention from fire can be ensured by being a bit careful. Carelessness is the main reason behind fire accidents in most cases. If you put a kettle on your oven to boil some amount of water and forget about it, it can lead to huge fire ruining all your dreams. At a point of time the water will evaporate and the kettle will become red hot and begin to melt causing fire.

Gas cylinders are also very dangerous. If the air comes into contact with the fuel, explosions can take place causing accidents. In this situation all kind of gases should be removed from the room and fresh air should be introduced. Chemicals react with each other and can cause huge amount of fire. Acids and alkalis when mixes up with each other produce a large amount of heat. The containers, in which these chemicals are mixed up, can melt due to this heat and cause fire.

Careless smokers are also responsible for fire accidents as they throw the used matchsticks or the lighted cigarettes indiscriminately here and there. It can happen that these lighted cigarettes fall on a carpet of the house or touches a curtain leading to fires. Sometimes, smokers fall asleep with the cigarettes lit up and the bed or sofa catches the fire from it.

The use of low quality electrical equipments is another reason behind short circuits in the house. Carelessness in this matter can also cause electrical shocks. The televisions, sound systems or radios usually occupy one socket. But when the use of multiple adaptor is opted the pins remain loose to the socket which can lead to sparking and damaging those equipments. A regular check up of the electrical connections and being more careful with handling fire can prevent your dream house turning into ashes.