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Leftovers Fail
Last night when I took a couple of beers out of the refrigerator for Joost and me, I took two leftovers containers out of the refrigerator to get to the beer -- and I discovered them still sitting on the counter this morning. *sigh* In reality, leftover pizza and leftover chicken parm sub are probably safe to eat after nine hours at 65 degrees, but they're also probably not worth the risk.
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kaitl From: kaitl Date: March 16th, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
aw man, bummer...

every once in a while Seth and I will forget to move our leftovers from the counter (where they're cooling a bit after dinner) to the fridge and that always makes me sad.
psyllisa From: psyllisa Date: March 16th, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw shucks, I"ve done that with lunches. Pulled 'em out of the fridge, and then gone to work. Without them. *sigh* And it's always the stuff I like!
kirylyn From: kirylyn Date: March 16th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
the pizza is probably still ok.

good call on the chicken parm sammy :D
ruhe From: ruhe Date: March 16th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd totally eat the pizza (and have before and been fine). Parm, not so much.

I do sympathize though: a couple of months ago I went to bed and TOTALLY forgot about the chicken stock I'd made and set to cool (first attempt and I was really proud of it). I discovered it 20 hours later and nearly cried.
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: March 16th, 2009 07:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

Interesting; I wouldn't think the fried chicken and cheese and sauce and bread was that much more perishable than cooked sausage and cheese and sauce and dough. :-)
ruhe From: ruhe Date: March 16th, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sausage is generally supposed to be shelf stable though - and chicken gets dangerous easily. Oh wait, what aregulardyke said.
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: March 16th, 2009 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'd believe that with the sort of sausage you buy from Swiss Colony, but not the bulk stuff I sauteed and then spread in the pizza.

OK, out it all goes!

The chicken stock would probably have been OK overnight, brought to a boil again and then refrigerated, but 20 hours may be pushing it.
aregulardyke From: aregulardyke Date: March 16th, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Man ... I ** hate ** it when that happens ... The pizza prob OK, but the chicken ? No way, nope.

mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: March 16th, 2009 07:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

Interesting; I wouldn't think the fried chicken and cheese and sauce and bread was that much more perishable than cooked sausage and cheese and sauce and dough. :-)
aregulardyke From: aregulardyke Date: March 16th, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Sam & Ella

Well, I think it has something to do with the chicken, itself - even when it's thoroughly cooked, if it gets above a certain food-safe temperature, the bacteria take hold. Apparently chicken and turkey are especially prone to bacterial invasion, our buddies Sam & Ella *love* foul. Though I don't know exactly why that is. That's why the TCHD is always going around with thermometers, temping food. Eggs are another one that can go bad, fast. Yeah, cheese & sauce & dough can go bad too, but if, for inastance, bread were not eddible after standing at room temperature for hours, places like Evil Bakery would not be able to just have bread hanging out in those bread racks for sale.


mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: March 16th, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Sam & Ella

Yeah, it's not the bread I'm worried about. :-)
sfi_firefighter From: sfi_firefighter Date: March 16th, 2009 11:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
No clue about the Parm sub, but I've eaten pizza after sitting out overnight on more than one occasion and have never suffered any ill effects. Matter of fact, for many years when my uncle raced on Saturday nights and we'd go for pizza afterwards, my usual Sunday afternoon repast consisted of the leftover pizza that inevitably was left out all night.
pigglet27 From: pigglet27 Date: March 17th, 2009 01:05 am (UTC) (Link)
nuke it till it cries and eat it anyway. works for me. :-)
helianthas From: helianthas Date: March 17th, 2009 05:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I lived in Indonesia for 5 months without a refrigerator. I will now eat just about anything.
retrev From: retrev Date: March 17th, 2009 01:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Depends on how good the sub was...if it's good enough, nuke the spit out of it...at least if you get sick it'll be with MUTANTS!
kitchenqueen From: kitchenqueen Date: March 17th, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cold food cold, hot food hot. I don't eat leftovers that are any older than 3 days. You never can tell what nasty bugs are hiding on stuff.
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