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Old 10-13-2008, 05:39 PM   #1
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7-day old homemade spaghetti sauce?

So, I know I'm opening a can of worms here. I know, when in doubt throw it out.... and I usually only keep anything for 3 days.

I made spaghetti sauce last Sunday. I thought DH had put it in the freezer... I just found it behind the cottage cheese. Still ok you think?
There's no meat in it.

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Old 10-13-2008, 06:02 PM   #2
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I've kept spaghetti sauce as long as 10 days and it was fine. Smell it and you can tell. When it spoils you will know it, believe me.
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:04 PM   #3
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take a small bite...is it sour? Does it smell bad...? I think it might be ok if you answered NO to both questions.
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:05 PM   #4
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all right, i'll take a taste, but if I suddenly stop answering questions you may have to make a long distance 911 call because I'm laying on the kitchen floor clutching my stomach....
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:06 PM   #5
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Well....... I just used some sauce that I made that was probably at least a week old.
I'm pretty sure in one of the fridge-on-the-fritz threads, that tomato based sauces seemed to ride the line as being something that doesn't go bad that quickly, or may still be salvagable, because of the acids.
And I remember Jeekins saying that homemade sauce lasts quite a while in the refrigerator when I was discussing the convenience of having jarred sauce on hand.

So that's my weigh-in. I've always used tomato sauces that were older than a week, and I'm O... ahhhh, ahhhh, ahhhh
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:08 PM   #6
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LOL Pacanis!!!!!!!!
Thanks. It tastes ok, smells alrighjklhlknbvtxl, b
(falls to floor with thud)
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:09 PM   #7
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I've had homemade sauces last that long with no ill effects even with meat. But, I think 7-days is pushing the envelope.
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ah poop...now who will play with me?
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:55 PM   #9
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I agree with Michael that 7 days is pushing it, but I if it looked and smelled and tasted fine then I would probably still eat it.
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:16 PM   #10
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i was taught 4 days, me, though, i'd probably just let it cook to 160.
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