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Madeyemoodysmum Sat 24-Dec-16 17:39:49

Ffs. Just spoke to my mum and she is planning on half cooking the turkey now and finishing it off tomorrow. I told her you can't do this with poultry.
Aibu to not let my family eat it tomz.
She has lost it!!!!
I'm right aren't I???

StealthPolarBear Sat 24-Dec-16 17:40:31


Gileswithachainsaw Sat 24-Dec-16 17:40:40

No no no no no

She will poison the lot of you shock

Sirzy Sat 24-Dec-16 17:41:12

Sounds like a recipe for food poisoning to me!

HeadElf Sat 24-Dec-16 17:41:27


IfartInYourGeneralDirection Sat 24-Dec-16 17:42:11

I'd only be eating the veggiesfshock

BigDamnHero Sat 24-Dec-16 17:42:34

I've been vegetarian my whole life and have never cooked any kind of meat but even I would know better than to do that!! fshock

Soubriquet Sat 24-Dec-16 17:42:44

Oh that's bad....

What's wrong with fully cooking it and reheating if needed

Empress13 Sat 24-Dec-16 17:43:17

Good lord no ! By the time she has heated up the oven again tomorrow she may as well have cooked the whole thing.

How old is she ?

RubyPumps Sat 24-Dec-16 17:43:33

She can cook it totally now, let it cool and overnight in fridge if it's already in...or cook it all tomorrow.

That's it. Good luck fsmile

Maudlinmaud Sat 24-Dec-16 17:43:36

Oh god, this is like something I would suggest. So not a domestic goddess!

Lilaclily Sat 24-Dec-16 17:43:49

Maybe she's done that all your life and you've all got cast iron stomachs !

Badcat666 Sat 24-Dec-16 17:46:36

what the....??

No! just NO!!! I mean she could cook the whole thing today and then slice it and put it in the fridge but half cook it? Where did that idea come from??!

Maybe she meant gammon... maybe she is boiling the gammon today and finishing it off in the oven on xmas day.... I'm clutching at straws aren't I?

Madeyemoodysmum Sat 24-Dec-16 17:48:15

I've just text her and told her I've googled it and she needs to cook it or she will kill us. She is 75 and been cooking Christmas dinner all her life. That's why I can't believe what I've heard!!!

rumpelstiltskin43 Sat 24-Dec-16 18:10:55

Maybe she's been cooking it that way all these years, you just didn't know. LOL.

TheSlaughterOfHerodificado Sat 24-Dec-16 18:12:03

Thisused to be common practise at one time.

Don't know why it fell out of favour probably because everybody who did it died and the method with them.

Dawndonnaagain Sat 24-Dec-16 18:15:10

That's scary! I've currently got the potatoes in water for the morning and the stuffing balls are cooking, other than that, nothing else until tomorrow!

Empress13 Sat 24-Dec-16 18:15:48

Has she fallen out with any of you recently ha ha ha sorry couldn't resist !

Janey50 Sat 24-Dec-16 18:24:41

Sounds like the sort of thing my own DM would have come up with! I think it's a miracle that I actually survived to adulthood when I look back at some of the misinformed,daft things that my DM did. Like freezing bacon,defrosting it then re-freezing it. Twice. Or opening a packet of liver sausage spread for example,on the 1st March and using it for 5 weeks,'because it had a use-by date saying 5th May on it'. Yes,but that date applied to the UNOPENED product. It also said 'Once opened,keep refrigerated and USE WITHIN 4 DAYS'. And using cheese and bread that had mould on, just scraping it off,a practice that I have since learnt,can be quite harmful.

TheWoodlander Sat 24-Dec-16 18:31:00

Tell her to cook the whole thing, and then reheat it tomorrow. This is what my mum does every year.

AngryVagina Sat 24-Dec-16 18:33:05

Janey why is it harmful to pick off the mound from bread/cheese?! shock

Passmethecrisps Sat 24-Dec-16 18:33:26

Why has she suddenly decided to do this? My mum used to fully cook on Christmas Eve then carve and reheat slices in gravy on Christmas Day.

Veggies and stuffing only for you all by the sounds of it

TheWoodlander Sat 24-Dec-16 18:34:38

I slice the mould off cheddar, I'm still here grin

Beebeeeight Sat 24-Dec-16 18:35:41

Does she mean cook then rehear it?


brasty Sat 24-Dec-16 18:36:47

I slice the mould off cheddar as well.

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