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meat from xmas day, ok to eat today?

Discussion in 'La Cuisine' started by SkeeterUK, Dec 28, 2019.

  1. SkeeterUK


    Joined: Oct 24, 2005

    Posts: 14,582

    Location: North East

    As title, my sis gave me some left over beef and turkey from xmas dinner last night and wondering if safe to eat for dinner or tea today.
  2. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,645

    Location: West mids

    Fine as long as it's been in the fridge
  3. edscdk


    Joined: Jul 17, 2008

    Posts: 6,819

    id eat it without a second thought
  4. Brian The Snail


    Joined: Jan 11, 2005

    Posts: 175

    Location: Sunny Suffolk

    I'd have it tomorrow.
  5. Andrew_McP


    Joined: Apr 21, 2003

    Posts: 2,676

    Location: South North West

    I did a (posh) chicken on Christmas Day. It hasn't been anywhere near a fridge, but it has been reheated every day as it gradually turns from meal to leftovers to soup ready for tomorrow. I have not died yet. It's possible there's enough bacterial toxin build up in the soup to render me corpse-like by Monday, or at least strapped to the loo to stop diarrhoea blasting me into orbit (or the loft), but it's a gamble I'm prepared to take, given how monumentally good the soup tastes tonight.

    Nobody ever accused me of undercooking meat though. It gets sealed in a steamy water bath to keep it moist, and blasted at gas mark Saturn V until the bacteria stop screaming or the kitchen lino starts melting, whichever comes first.
  6. UTmaniac


    Joined: Nov 9, 2005

    Posts: 5,234

    Location: Southampton

    Had last bit of Xmas turkey on Saturday, no problems.