Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, I hope you have had a wonderful day yesterday.
Today I have a precautionary tale about eating left overs.
Please be careful with diving into left over food and when in doubt, throw it out.
Of course, I’m being totally hypocritical about this…
It all started four weeks ago when a friend of mine bought me some meat pies.
They were the fancy meat pies, you know with the pastry doming the pie, a magnificent bit of pie architecture.
Having no idea of how long to cook this for, I thought - how’s 40 minutes at 200 degrees.
Why I picked this number, I have no idea. It just sounded like something from a cooking show. You know “let’s pop this is in the over for 40 minutes at 200 degrees”.
Can I tell you now, this fancy pie needed to be cooked much longer. So lazy I was, I couldn’t be bothered cooking it more. So I just cut around the thawed parts. And tried to navigate the changing temperatures. Like Mawson in Antartica. Finding a dry, warm place in the pie, away from the freezing temperatures of the chunks.
I shouldn’t have done that. Very ill, is how I would describe it. Worse the Omicron.
This incident hasn’t helped me.
Last night, coming back home late, and not in any more to play around with delivery people, I decided to cook. (Rare.)
I had some kimchi (fermented spiced cabbage) in the fridge, and it said it was expired on 25 December. How lucky? As it’s been sitting in my fridge for the last few months.
The rice cooker was a challenge. The rice looked cooked - who knows? The eggs in the fridge… They looked like eggs. How long had they been sitting there? If they are cooked, they’ll be fine. And then some spring onion, cutting the mushy bits off. Fine.
Except not fine.
Poor DB (or maybe stupid DB) has been on the royal throne most of the evening, having violent dreams like I’m in Macbeth, and feeling considerably under done today.
I realise that your left-overs are likely to be real left overs, only a day old, and probably cooked though.
Please take it safe - food can be both an enemy to the lazy and incompetent (DB) or a comforting friend on a plate.
It’s really no fun having food poisoning.
See you tomorrow - will give you an update on my bowel movements
Happy Boxing Day. : )