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Old 11-23-2008, 09:52 AM   #1
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Eighty degree refrigerator

Apparently when I put the chili away in the refrigerator last night, still in the dutch oven, the door did not shut all the way. I just went to get something out and it was 80F on the top shelf.
Some of the things I'd like an opinion on specifically is the pico de gallo I made last night. That should still be good, right? It's just tomato, onion, cilantro and jalapenos with lime juice.... things that could be kept at room temp in their natural state anyway.
I'm also wondering about the sealed packages of cheddar cheese and cream cheese. Again, things that can be used at room temp.
The chili...... there's no way I'm going to throw away over 3 qts of chili. This was the best chili I've made in a while, it was on the bottom shelf and the DO was cool to the touch, plus it gets reheated to eat anyway and is loaded of course with acidic tomatoes. Haven't we discussed in similar threads that tomato based stuff is "probably" OK? I'll be throwing away enough other stuff Boy that tics me off.
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:11 AM   #2
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That chili is NOT safe. If you are going to take the chance and eat that then you may as well eat everything else. Heck, save yourself some money and just get rid of your fridge and keep everything out.

Seriously though, dump the chili. You are playing Russian Roulette. You may very possibly win, but if you lose you will be very sorry.
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:16 AM   #3
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Oh c'mon GB, that's not what you were supposed to say That chili was a labor of love
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:17 AM   #4
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Give it t the G-ds as a sacrifice and your next batch will be that much better.
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:21 AM   #5
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If I was a religious type, I might
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:22 AM   #6
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Well you could make your dog very happy
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I know there will be a lot of people that say throw the chili, it's not worth the risk. I'm not one of them. I would keep the chili myself, maybe thats because I've never had food poisoning so I'm not as quick to through things that might be bad.
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:35 AM   #8
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mikki, do you wear a seatbelt. Why wear one because you might get into an accident?
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Until it became a law I did not wear a seat belt., so I can't really answer that. It's not my choice anymore.
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