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Turkey Left Out Overnight or Longer - Would YOU Eat It?

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Turkey Left Out Overnight or Longer - Would YOU Eat It?

DarkRose | Nov 27, 2010 01:03 PM

We spent Thanksgiving at my in-law's, with the usual spread prepared in the usual ways, and ate at about 3pm. Later that night, I noticed the turkey was still sitting on the stove, covered in foil. I asked my partner if we should put it in the fridge, since there was still a good bit of meat left on the bird, and she said no, they never do (all the sides were put in the fridge, just... not the bird). I was more than a little horrified by this, but simply resolved not to eat any of it myself. The next day, they all had more of the turkey (now having sat out at room temperature for ten hours or so), and no one seemed to suffer any ill effects from it. As of the time we left this morning (probably 9am today, Saturday), the bird was STILL sitting on the stove top, and my MIL was going to make it into turkey soup when she came home from work this afternoon. The idea of still wanting to eat meat that had been sitting out, unrefrigerated for 48 hours or so makes my stomach turn, and part of me can't believe that my partner thinks nothing of this, when she doesn't want to eat butter that's sat out long enough to soften.

So, is it just me who thinks this sounds disgusting?

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