Mama Diaries

Friday, November 29, 2013

Salmonella Poisoning

I hope all of you who celebrated Thanksgiving had a great day.  I sure did.  Thank you for all the well-wishes in your comments!

I don't know about you, but I have a lot of leftover turkey.  What does one do with leftover turkey?  Make sandwiches, of course!  This afternoon, for lunch, I piled up a bunch of turkey between some slices of bread, along with apples, poppy seed dressing and cheese.  I plopped it in front of my kids and told them to eat it.

My son made a face, but bit into it.  "Mama," He said after he swallowed.  "Can't you get salmonella poisoning from eating raw turkey?"

"Yes, Bubba, you can."

"Then why are you feeding us raw turkey?"

I laughed. "It's not raw.  It's cold.  And you won't get salmonella from eating cold, cooked turkey."

"Are you sure, Mama.  Because I can taste the salmonella. I think you're trying to poison us."  

Oy gewalt!
 

28 comments:

  1. must be the weird apples in the samwich :P

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    1. I think it was the poppy seeds in the dressing. ;0)

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  2. I'd like to know what salmonella tastes like, so I could stay away from it!

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  3. I love cold turkey. We'll be eating turkey sandwiches for days. I'll let you know how the salmonella tastes.

    Love,
    Janie

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  4. What's wrong with that kid? Cold turkey sandwiches are the best.

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    1. He only likes his turkey warm. Picky eater!

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  5. Bubba is not going down without a fight. lol.

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  6. He'll learn to love those cold turkey sandwiches-

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  7. Don't worry, Bubba, I've never enjoyed eating turkey cold, either! (I never mistook coldness for salmonella, though...heh.)

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    1. No. He's just a picky eater. I didn't hear any complaints about the pumpkin pie!

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  9. What does Salmonella taste like? As a microbiologist, I'd like to know :)

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    1. I'm pretty sure it tastes like chicken, but if you find out otherwise, please let me know!

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  10. Hmm, salmonella flavor? I can imagine raw egg taste. :)

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    1. The thought of raw egg is rather nauseating! Definitely not a pleasant flavor!

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  11. We really enjoyed Thanksgiving at my sister's house. The only problem? No leftover turkey.
    Or salmonella. Which is probably a good thing.

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    1. Sorry there were no leftovers. You can come to my place. We have plenty - and salmonella in case you'd like to see how it tastes. ;0)

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  12. Bubba sure has a great imagination. :-)

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  13. That sounds like something I would have said. Thankfully I'm a different type of picky eater now.

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