when it rains…

Unlike the photo above, there was no smile on my face last night.

Why not?

Well, for the first time in my life on Tuesday, I had broken down and bought one of these pre-made pot roast thingies.

It’s the one on the right hand side. I have avoided them in past because they cost way too much money ($10 for about 1/2 pound of meat plus a bunch of sauce!!) … but this week has been hellish busy and I thought this would save some time.

So – I got home from work yesterday at 7 or so and prepared to pop this thing into the microwave.

Then JJ spied the package and shrieked at me “Didn’t you hear about Maple Leaf???”

No, I hadn’t. So I went on the CTV website and read this:

Maple Leaf recalls meat products after outbreak

A nationwide outbreak of listeriosis has killed one person and sickened at least 16 others, officials confirmed Wednesday as one of Canada’s largest meat packers temporarily shut down a Toronto plant and recalled nearly two dozen packaged, ready-to-eat meat products.

Yay. The one time in my life that I break down and buy some way overpriced convenience roast, there’s bacteria at the plant!

Now I should stress that this particular item was not on the recall list. However, the expiry date was three days off of some which were. I’m not all that paranoid about food safety, but I figured why take the chance.

So, I ate potato chips and JJ ate some fruit. I’m sure that tasted better anyway!

Happy weekend! (I have to take a wee break tomorrow as well as I’m going out of town). And see you Monday!

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2 thoughts on “when it rains…

  1. Amy says:

    What better way to end a stressful day than to have a big plateful of diseased beef.

    I will being thinking of you on your trip out of town tomorrow.

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