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Talk me down - anxiety and food

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Rachie1986 Sat 07-Jan-17 18:57:27

I have anxiety of getting ill (and emetophobe) and a lot stems around food, whether it it cooked properly etc.

Tonight, we were having steak pasta.
The steak arrived yesterday and DH put it in freezer as didn't know when we were having.
Took it out last night as we wanted it today. It was partially frozen so he put in fridge.
Defrosted by tea tonight, obviously. Looked out, smelt ok.
Partway through cooking in a frying pan, hideous burnt plastic sort of smell.
DH (who was cooking) said he left the meat to chop some mushrooms and the fat from the steak caught and burnt and that was the smell. He said it smelt fine cooking it before that and it was fine to eat.

We ate it (me, DH, DD age 3).

But I feel really anxious. To the point of being off and silent with him because I'm convinced the smell was the meat being off and we're going to get sick.

The smell is still there now in the kitchen. Just smells really funny - sort of burnt plastic I guess?

Am I being stupid?

Itisnoteasybeingdifferent Sat 07-Jan-17 19:08:15

I have a food safety bit of paper.

With steak the important thing is to cook the surface. So of it was burned on the outside it is good to eat even if the middle is very red. Do remember that good steak is aged for up to a month or more.

Rachie1986 Sat 07-Jan-17 19:44:44

Thanks. I'm not worried if it was cooked though, I'm sure it was cooked through. It's the weird plastic/burning smell that appeared partway through cooking and is lingering now. Makes me worry the meat had gone off and will make us sick.

HereInMyHead Sun 08-Jan-17 20:19:37

I think if you were going to be sick, then you probably would have my now ☺

HereInMyHead Sun 08-Jan-17 20:21:32

By now. And that emoji was supposed to just be a reassuring face, not one that looks like it's crying with laughter!

Rachie1986 Sun 08-Jan-17 20:55:49

Thank you here. I am more reassured today that it wasn't anything.
Really need to do more about this anxiety :-/

MissVictoria Mon 09-Jan-17 00:34:40

Does your frying pan have a plastic or plastic coated handle and was the heat turned up high enough it has heated the handle? Our frying pan does, and if the flames are visible round the sides of the pan then the smell of the handle getting heated absolutely stinks of burnt plastic and just nauseating. It can hang around for a god 14 hours too.

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