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to be fuming that after we had all eaten our beef stew lunch MiL announced she's made it on Thursday morning.

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AAAvegetable Sun 23-Oct-11 16:35:13

Thanks MiL, what I really need tonight is a bout of food poisoning to hit all of us together.

How rude. I would never serve guests meat that I prepared four days previously.

MrsStephenFry Sun 23-Oct-11 16:36:01

thats three days. And if its been in the fridge, who cares?

Ormirian Sun 23-Oct-11 16:36:15

Perhaps it was kept in the freezer?

usualsuspect Sun 23-Oct-11 16:36:49

If its been in the fridge ,I wouldn't worry about it

valiumredhead Sun 23-Oct-11 16:37:29

Oh simmer down, unless it's not been in the fridge there will be nothing wrong with it whatsoever.

Why do you think it will give you food poisoning? confused

troisgarcons Sun 23-Oct-11 16:37:40

Stew is best cooked, let go cold and warmed up again

If it has anything in it 'off' you would have smelled it.

In fact if she used a slow cooker - mine goes for days with other stuff added to it. No ones died here. Yet!

Choufleur Sun 23-Oct-11 16:37:50

Maybe she froze it or I'm sure she kept it in the fridge. It will be fine.

OldGreyWassailTest Sun 23-Oct-11 16:38:19

A good beef stew needs a couple of days to mature.

AlpinePony Sun 23-Oct-11 16:38:26

Er, are you always so precious? Do you know anything about food hygiene and safety?

Fuck me OP, are you in for a shock if you ever find out how long beef is Hung for!

hobnobsaremyfave Sun 23-Oct-11 16:38:32

I always think stew tastes better on reheat

thousandDenier Sun 23-Oct-11 16:38:33

am larfing that you think this was rude grin

The flavours had probably improved in the four days in the fridge.

HOMEMADECHUTNEY Sun 23-Oct-11 16:38:59

I would be amazed if anyone picked up food-poisoning from this. If the stew was refrigerated properly, and reheated thoroughly then it will be absolutely fine.

YABU and ungrateful too.

hobnobsaremyfave Sun 23-Oct-11 16:39:17

Oh and cook your own food in future if you are that precious.

Ormirian Sun 23-Oct-11 16:40:24

I think you are the one who is being rude TBH.

Bellavita Sun 23-Oct-11 16:40:43

If would have been fine.

Stop being so precious.

microfight Sun 23-Oct-11 16:41:00

YABU
If you bought a ready meal which I presume you have at some stage in your life it would most likely be a lot older than 3 days.
Or I suppose you must have bought cold meat at some stage in your life and I am fairly sure it would have lasted a few days no?
Cooked beef is fine for 3 days so long as it is stored correctly.

Also stews can sometimes taste better after a few days.

HildaOgden Sun 23-Oct-11 16:41:06

Did she eat it herself too? Or did she just watch you eat it,while cackling in an evil way?

Don't worry about it.

TheMonster Sun 23-Oct-11 16:41:16

I could murder a beef stew at the moment. I wouldn't care if it was three years old. I'm starving.

SuePurblybiltFromBitsofCorpses Sun 23-Oct-11 16:41:30

It's years since I worked in catering but iirc we used to leave raw meat for up to 3 days in the fridge, then another four days when it was cooked.

MrBloomsNursery Sun 23-Oct-11 16:41:43

Well I would never give guests pre-made food from 3 days earlier. Even if it is your own son and DiL. I don't think you'll get food poisoning though. Also, your MIL may not be able to stand around and cook and entertain on the same day because of old age. Have a heart.

AnyPhantomFucker Sun 23-Oct-11 16:41:51

eh ?

I would have scarfed that stew right down, no problems

AAAvegetable Sun 23-Oct-11 16:42:09

Not frozen. Probably bought from butcher at start of the week then cooked on Thurs and eaten on Sunday.

Amazed that most people relaxed about that. Maybe I am overly anxious about how meat is prepared (i probably am, had salmonella once) but I tend to buy, cook and eat quickly and consume leftover within 48 hours.

Ormirian Sun 23-Oct-11 16:42:42

Was it nice ?

MindtheGappp Sun 23-Oct-11 16:42:58

Stew is always best several days after cooking.

ChairOfTheBored Sun 23-Oct-11 16:43:17

hilda grin

Stew enjoys a few days to 'mature'. Nothing rude about it at all. In fact feeding you so you don't have to cook yourself sounds really rather nice.

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