If I Die, Tell Them What I Ate

Mom: I am testing something found on the internet
I was going to buy a turkey to have leftovers for the next week or so when I realized I had found two frozen turkeys downstairs when I cleaned out the freezer so I googled how long is a wrapped frozen turkey good for
it said a year
one of the frozen ones was a 22 pound turkey so I brought that up to thaw and saw a sticker on it from Giant
wait for it….
Mom: I thawed it, it doesn’t smell bad so it’s in the oven now
Me: woman, i gradated high school in 2001
Mom: if I die, tell them what I ate

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    • 1.  Whitney

      omg, I think I AM this mom! Seriously, I am terrible about keeping stuff in the freezer way past a reasonable time and then cooking it and eating it. No harm has ever come to me or anyone else dining at my house.

      I hope this mom is okay with her old turkey!

      December 7, 2011 at 11:46 am

    • 2.  Terry

      Me too, Whitney. My food safety habits scare the Hell out of my friends; however, no one in our family is ever sick. Must be the years of building tolerance to bacteria. Love this mom and you!

      December 7, 2011 at 11:55 am

    • 3.  Erica

      Post Update: It has officially been one week and my mother did not get food poisoning from eating the turkey! :)

      December 7, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    • 4.  Whitney

      see, Erica, us mom’s know what’s up!

      December 8, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    • 5.  Cinnamin

      OMG! I wonder if the turkey tasted okay?

      December 13, 2011 at 5:56 am

    • 6.  marti

      Freezing at low enough temperatures stops all bacterial growth, so food poisoning is not a problem.
      Flavor can change as some enzymes remain active at freezing temperatures. Fat can also go rancid, depending on available oxygen. In other words, if you thaw it and it smells/tastes OK then you will be fine.
      People today are overcautious about risks, and generally ignorant about science.
      Which means a lot of unnecessary waste. Of food, time, and even human lives. Learn what science is, how it works, and how to evaluate claims that people make in light of real science. And learn how to evaluate “scientific” claims to eliminate the pseudoscience.
      Or else, in the long run, all is lost…

      December 26, 2011 at 11:16 am

    • 7.  SuicideBunny515

      Marti, be sure to copy and paste your post to PassiveAggressiveNotes.com. Oh, and some bacteria grow – albeit slowly – at very low temperatures. The bacteria deposit toxins in the frozen food. Bacteria die after the food has been thawed and cooked, but the toxins remain.

      January 7, 2012 at 4:02 pm

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