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Skip Gentry thanked Mountain Man's answer

I'll pass on the plumber hug but I'm in for the rest.

I've taken the boys to work with me years ago. They were always a big help. I've even taken my nephews. My daughter has gone to work with my wife before.

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Skip Gentry thanked Tom Jackson's answer

My wife brines the turkeys at the holidays; my mother used to wash chickens and so did I, but I haven't home cooked a chicken in so long I am not sure I would remember that I used to wash it.

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Skip Gentry thanked Taila Nevado's answer

Yes, I always rinse my meat off before cooking it. If I have to cut it into small pieces, I wash it before doing so. I learnt this from my mum and I have been following this technique ever since. However, I make sure that I clean my sink properly afterwards.

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Skip Gentry thanked PJ Stein's answer

Yes, and I do so with care. There was a study that came out few years ago about bacteria being spread by the water splashing around the sink and then it not being properly cleaned up. I keep Clorox pop-ups on the counter and wipe the area around as well as inside the sink.