While many people will often text their loved ones for tips in the kitchen ahead of preparing a Thanksgiving dinner, a viral social media challenge that exploded over the weekend has left mothers around the country very confused and disappointed.
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It’s unclear how the challenge started, but countless people have become obsessed with texting their moms to ask, "How long do I cook a 25 lb. turkey in the microwave?" and posting screenshots of the (often horrified) responses online.
Some moms’ responses varied from a simple "You don’t" to a savage "Don’t ever get married."
“how do you cook a 25 pound turkey in the microwave” if this ain’t my mom pic.twitter.com/5f4iVe2fH6— ella (@lilbabyellaaa) November 15, 2018
I asked my mom how to microwave a 25 pound turkey & here’s her unhelpful response pic.twitter.com/kcVYzlTqg6— Sarah Bifano (@sarahbifano) November 16, 2018
I asked my mom how to cook a turkey in the microwave.. pic.twitter.com/s0XRuzbgmL— Dorothy Scales (@DorothyScales2) November 15, 2018
Hey everyone text your parents and ask them how long you should put a 25lb turkey in the microwave for and post their replies below this tweet pic.twitter.com/A1egY8ov6G— Christian (@CoplenChristian) November 15, 2018
"I should’ve never let you move out," another mom wrote.
One mom wasn’t having it at all: "You’re done. I’m calling your father."
For those who may be still confused by the challenge, we’ll make it simple: cooking a turkey in the microwave is a big culinary no-no.
Ask your parents how to cook a 25 pound turkey in a microwave. pic.twitter.com/6jtVTOobGb— Carlos Fernandez (@thlifeofcharles) November 15, 2018