Originally Posted by Rocklobster
She needs to be stopped...for the good of your family. And you need to protect her from herself...
Yep. I stopped her cooking altogether. But today, we slept in kinda late, and at noon I walked into the kitchen. She had dumped the entire thing of beautiful vegetable beef soup I had made the day before back into the crockpot. It had been in a Tupperware container in the fridge. We had thrown away the crap she had made.
I noticed the crockpot was on "keep warm" with the lid not all the way on. I took the lid off and sampled the soup. It was like room temperature. I asked her when she put it on, and she said 8AM. So it was sitting around at room temperature for 4 hours.
I gently tried to explain that food can't be left sitting around at room temperature like that and that the crockpot takes too long to heat up (especially on "keep warm"). She wasn't hearing any of it. She said: "I can't cook, I can't even make food, what am I supposed to eat?!?!?!"
Um, there's like 2 jars of peanut butter in the pantry, jar of Smucker's Strawberry Preserves in fridge, lunch meat, cheese, lettuce, bread, cans of food, etc.. Or maybe heck use a ladle and dish yourself up some of my yummy veggie beef soup and microwave it.
Sheltering in place is bad enough without her nonsense. :) I am beginning to see why she had nowhere to go even though she has like 40 relatives in this area.