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Left casserole on bench overnight?

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#1 needsomesleep2

Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:30 AM

Arghhh! Was trying to be so organised with a busy week coming up so prepared Monday night's meal last night in the slow cooker. Turned it off to cool down at 9.30 and wake up this morning and it's still sitting there! It's veal goulash...if that makes a difference. 1 kg of veal wasted........argh. Have put it in the fridge now but should I just give it to the dog and start again?

So would you bin it?

#2 notjustyet

Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:35 AM

Yes, I would bin it, or give it to the dog.

It's not worth the food poisoning risk. Dogs tummies are tougher than ours so would be fine for your dog.

I get that it's frustrating to waste all that time and food, but please don't eat it!

#3 imamumto3

Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:39 AM

how hot was it inside your house last night?

I would put it in the fridge now and then reheat it really well

#4 Carmen02

Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:41 AM

i would bin it, not worth the risk...i know DH would say reheat it really well but Ill rather not have a house full of upset bellys

#5 needsomesleep2

Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:42 AM

We're in Melbourne...wasn't too bad and the windows/sliding door were left open to cool the house down. Lid was left on etc but still tending to throw it out.

#6 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:43 AM

I would definitely bin it sorry!

#7 sparassidae

Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:46 AM

Bin it.


Total time left between 5 degrees Celsius and 60 degrees Celsius -What you should do

Less than 2 hours Refrigerate or use immediately
Between 2 hours and 4 hours Use immediately
More than 4 hours Throw out

#8 Unatheowl

Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:49 AM

Even I would not eat it.  I probablly wouldnt give it to the dog either.  They also get food poisoning.

#9 ~Supernova~

Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:02 AM

My DH would eat it, I'd contemplate it, but no way would my kids be eating it...

#10 caitiri

Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:28 AM

I would eat it,  I probably wouldnt give it to kids though not that mine would eat it anyway

#11 Lyn29

Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:00 AM

We'd eat it in our house, after very thorough reheating. But then we have cast-iron guts and have never had gastro.

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