Mum hits back after being shamed for serving 'disgusting out-of-date' food to her kids
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With the cost-of-living crisis still ongoing, many of us are looking to save some money- including one savy mum who has been shamed for her ''disgusting out-of-date' food.
Dan Reynolds was mum-shamed after she shared a mezze board made from food which had been served at her daughter’s birthday party just days prior.
The mum had served up a platter of cheese, cured meats, pretzels and sausage rolls, which had been artistically arranged for her kids.
Dan even included leftover rosemary in her culinary creation which had originally been used as part of a beef stew.
Proud of her thrifty fun, the 32-year-old shared the meal on Facebook, with the caption ‘going out of date tea!'.
Though many praised the money-saving mum, Dan soon found herself targeted by online trolls who criticised her 'disgusting out-of-date food' and claimed that she was giving her children ‘food poisoning’.
Dan, who is mum to 10-year-old Max and eight-year-old Willow, tried to brush off the negative comments.
She even clapped back at the disgruntled comments, quipping that it would 'build up their immune systems' before adding that you’d be able to tell if the meat was unsafe to eat due to the smell.
The mum also stated that her kids found ‘picky teas’ exciting, because they think it's 'something special'.
She said: "I had stuff in the fridge that I needed to use that was going to go out of date, including cheese, paté, prosciutto, salami and sausage rolls.
"The kids like picky teas and it needed using so I thought 'oh I'll just use that
"We had pizza wraps made from tortilla wraps, tomato puree leftover from stew [from the previous evening], salami and cheese.
"Then we had the board to last us while we watched a film.
"Most people, especially if you do packed lunches for your kids, will have that stuff in the fridge anyway.
"It's exciting for the kids, they like it, they think it's something special, but really you're just getting rid of stuff that you need to use up."
Whilst the Manchester based mum has also been flood with praise, some people have still taken exception with her leftover dinner and Dan is still dealing with the fallout.
"I shared it on social media as I thought it was a good idea for people if you've got stuff leftover,” she explained.
"Especially in this day and age where we're all struggling with gas, electric and food prices.
"They were quite positive reactions, they all seemed to like it.”
One woman in particular seemed very displeased, arguing that Dan had been feeding her family ‘out-of-date food’.
Dan said: "The labels on food are advisory, obviously you need to be a bit more cautious with meat because that can be a bit dangerous, but you can smell if it's out of date.”
The lady also added that the dinner was ‘disgusting’, with Dan quickly retaliating in the comment.
The woman wrote: "Omg you serve out of date food to your family, that's disgusting."
Dan responded: "Adds to the taste."
The woman wrote: "No adds food poisoning," to which Dan replied: "Hopefully build up their immune system. Calpol is getting expensive."