Jorgensen Law - August 2019

The Best Meal of the Day


THE CRISPIEST BACON Cooking bacon can be a messy chore with a lot of cleanup. If you want to avoid this — and still end up with delicious bacon — start cooking bacon in the oven. All you need is a baking tray and a wire rack that fits in the tray. Start by heating your oven to 350 F. While it heats, line the tray with foil, insert the rack, and lay the bacon over the rack. Cook the bacon for about 15 minutes. Keep an eye on it after about the 10-minute mark to check for your ideal doneness. If you want meatier bacon, take it out just as it starts to brown evenly. If you want crispy bacon, give it a few more minutes. Using this method, the bacon is perfectly cooked, and you have no grease splatters to clean up! THE FLUFFIEST PANCAKES Say goodbye to packaged pancake mix, because if you want the best results, you need to start from scratch. The recipe you’ll want to use comes from The Kitchn. The recipe is Lofty Buttermilk Pancakes. Take care to note that the yolks and whites of the eggs are incorporated separately into the batter; the result is an incredibly fluffy pancake. Here’s another secret: This method of separating the yolk and whites can be applied to almost any pancake recipe. Just be sure to follow the Lofty Buttermilk Pancake recipe method for consistent results.

Breakfast is the meal that fuels your brain and body for the day ahead, so why not make it the

best meal of the day? There are simple tweaks that can make your home-cooked breakfast

the best breakfast you’ve ever had. Put away the cereal and bust out the skillet because things are about to get truly delicious. Read on! THE SILKIEST SCRAMBLED EGGS There are many methods for achieving great scrambled eggs, but how does one create the best eggs? The secret is air. In the words of Bob Ross, you have to “beat the devil out of ’em.” Start by cracking a few eggs into a bowl (and add a pinch of salt and pepper, if desired). With a whisk, beat them until smooth. The eggs should start to look light and airy. Then, pour the eggs into a skillet set to medium-low heat . Continue to whisk for a few more seconds. Then, with a spatula, turn the eggs as they begin to curdle. They are done the instant no runny liquid remains. Quickly remove them from heat when they look just underdone and still moist. 100 Deadliest Days of Summer & Personal Injury

While the warmer months are typically synonymous with fun and relaxation or gathering around a mouthwatering barbecue, they’re also known by those who study accidents on roadways as the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer.” These days refer to the period of time that stretches between Memorial Day and Labor Day when the number of vehicle fatalities involving teen drivers reaches a tragic peak. Because our attorneys here at Jorgensen Law have worked very closely with clients who have suffered accidents of their own, we understand the personal and familial trauma that often occurs after a crash. So, we want to point out some of the behaviors that can lead to distracted driving, especially for teens. BEHAVIOR NO. 1: DIGITAL DISTRACTION According to the AAA Foundation’s latest Traffic Safety Culture Index report,

52% of teen drivers have read a text message or email while driving in the past 30 days. While law enforcement struggles to accurately detect the number of crashes resulting from driving and texting, additional research from the AAA report using in-vehicle dashcam videos of teen driver crashes found distraction was involved in 58% of teen crashes, approximately four times as many as federal estimates. BEHAVIOR NO. 2: IGNORING THE SPEEDOMETER While speeding is generally regarded as a nationwide bad habit, teens seem to be just as susceptible to disregarding traffic signs as adults are. The AAA report determined that 49.7% of teen drivers reported speeding in residential and public roadways within their last month of driving. Since speeding increases the severity of a crash should it occur, all drivers (especially teens) should avoid it all costs.

BEHAVIOR NO. 3: FILLING THE CAR Since kids are out of school for the summer, they have more free time to spend their days adventuring together. But studies show that when a teen driver has more than one passenger in the car, their ability to focus on the road wavers. While there will certainly be instances where piling in several passengers will be necessary, encourage your child to only travel with a few friends when possible. Because our personal injury attorneys work closely with clients who have been in accidents, we understand the pain, frustration, and stress following an accident, and we want to be there to help. Call our office today for your FREE consultation!



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