Tips for safely hauling Thankgsiving goodies from one home to another

Published: Nov. 26, 2013 at 6:34 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 26, 2013 at 9:00 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Many of us will be heading over the river and may be even through the woods to enjoy our Thanksgiving feast with friends and family.

But hauling our delicious treats from house to house can be a little dicey. A Lowcountry caterer showed our Live 5 News Traffic Report Kim Staley how to transport your holiday goodies without leaving a hot mess in the car.

Preparation and creativity are two very important keys we'll need when it comes to driving turkey day sustenance from once place to the other, and then straight to our bellies.

"If you're taking things that have mayonnaise or eggs or anything like that, you do want to have something that's insulated," said Kim Maynor of Kim's Kandies."You want to have some ice packs. If it is hot, then you need to have some insulated bags that actually have hot packs that go in them and keep them warm."

Cruising down the highway with hot Thanksgiving delicacies on our laps isn't very safe for ourselves, our cars or our desserts.

Steamy foods could give severe burns or leave a stain with an atrocious odor in cars.

Soiled seats and carpet aren't the worst things that can happen.

According to, something weighing roughly 20 pounds, like a turkey or a slow cooker, could end up being a 600 pound projectile in an accident, and that's with the car only moving at 35 miles per hour.

And while we're getting ready to maneuver our way to our turkey dinners, don't forget to pack a few extra plastic storage containers with to go bags.

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