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Old 09-12-2014, 01:38 PM   #21
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Oh no. You do realize that isn't how it works on DC, right?

First, someone will answer your question. Then several others will come along and say more or less the same thing. Then there will be the dissenting opinion, followed by at least a page and a half of bickering. After some time, Addie will chime in with an off topic anecdotal story involving Pooh and a pirate (or some such), and how EVERYONE in New England leaves their chowder out overnight.

Things may or may not ever swing back to the original topic at this point. But never fear, because some eight or nine years in the future, it will all be dredged up again by a DC newcomer who didn't see the date on the thread and assumes you are still waiting for an answer.

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Old 09-12-2014, 01:44 PM   #22
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Depending on what it is, we will leave things out overnight and usually have it for breakfast. Seafood is one thing that will be put away as soon as it cools off. We had red beans and rice the other night. It was left out over night and we both ate it for breakfast. The leftovers were put in the fridge. Been doing this for decades with no problems. But if you don't feel comfortable doing this, by all means toss it.
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Oh no. You do realize that isn't how it works on DC, right?

First, someone will answer your question. Then several others will come along and say more or less the same thing. Then there will be the dissenting opinion, followed by at least a page and a half of bickering. After some time, Addie will chime in with an off topic anecdotal story involving Pooh and a pirate (or some such), and how EVERYONE in New England leaves their chowder out overnight.

Things may or may not ever swing back to the original topic at this point. But never fear, because some eight or nine years in the future, it will all be dredged up again by a DC newcomer who didn't see the date on the thread and assumes you are still waiting for an answer.

That's how we roll here at DC, so please play along!
I busted up laughing and scared my cat!

btw, I would heat up the stew and eat it. Especially since it was left out in a cool kitchen.
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Old 09-12-2014, 02:02 PM   #24
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Thanks again for your replies. I have boiled it and it is simmering now. Am sure it will be fine.
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Old 09-12-2014, 02:03 PM   #25
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Oh no. You do realize that isn't how it works on DC, right?

First, someone will answer your question. Then several others will come along and say more or less the same thing. Then there will be the dissenting opinion, followed by at least a page and a half of bickering. After some time, Addie will chime in with an off topic anecdotal story involving Pooh and a pirate (or some such), and how EVERYONE in New England leaves their chowder out overnight.

Things may or may not ever swing back to the original topic at this point. But never fear, because some eight or nine years in the future, it will all be dredged up again by a DC newcomer who didn't see the date on the thread and assumes you are still waiting for an answer.

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Depending on what it is, we will leave things out overnight and usually have it for breakfast. Seafood is one thing that will be put away as soon as it cools off. We had red beans and rice the other night. It was left out over night and we both ate it for breakfast. The leftovers were put in the fridge. Been doing this for decades with no problems. But if you don't feel comfortable doing this, by all means toss it.
You leave it out purposely?

As to the question. I most likely reheat it to boiling, then cool and store or eat. Or both.
I have forgotten cooling foods on my counter on several occasions. Sometimes I remember in the middle of the night and get up and put it in the fridge.
This has happened with meats as well.

My ex MIL always told me to remember about all the cultures that have no refrigeration. Open markets and such.
They hand meat out in the hot sun with flies all over it and people are buying and eating it.
I doubt very seriously that pot of stew is unsafe.
I would just bring it up to temp before using it.
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I doubt very seriously that pot of stew is unsafe.
I would just bring it up to temp before using it.
Yeah it was more a need for confirmation that I asked about this. (Throwing it out was not really gonna be an option). So I brought it up to temp...simmered and ate it. Now just hoping the stew doesn't bring itself up
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You leave it out purposely?
Yup. Quite often I'll eat some without reheating it. Like I said, been doing it for decades.
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Oh no. You do realize that isn't how it works on DC, right?

First, someone will answer your question. Then several others will come along and say more or less the same thing. Then there will be the dissenting opinion, followed by at least a page and a half of bickering. After some time, Addie will chime in with an off topic anecdotal story involving Pooh and a pirate (or some such), and how EVERYONE in New England leaves their chowder out overnight.

Things may or may not ever swing back to the original topic at this point. But never fear, because some eight or nine years in the future, it will all be dredged up again by a DC newcomer who didn't see the date on the thread and assumes you are still waiting for an answer.

That's how we roll here at DC, so please play along!
I am so glad I didn't have any coffee in my mouth when I read that.
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I busted up laughing and scared my cat!

btw, I would heat up the stew and eat it. Especially since it was left out in a cool kitchen.
I was on one forum where we had an acronym for that: lolstc (laughing out loud, scared the cat[s]).
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Please advise! I forgot to put the freshly made pot of stew in the fridge last night. I woke up and found it still sitting in the cool kitchen (I was waiting for it to cool down). Of course I immediately placed it in the fridge. (I have a fridge thermometer and so my fridge is always kept at the right temp). It is just some cooked stewing steak (beef) with lots of cooked veg in a thick gravy.

I have lost my sense of smell so am a bit nervous about detecting whether it will be safe to heat up today. I think it should be OK as the meat has been cooked.

Do members think it will be safe to heat up and eat this evening?


Given the average temperature overnight here in the UK at the moment it should be OK but make sure you heat it thoroughly before eating it. I've left things to cool overnight in the current climate and had no ill effects.

(NB I would not give the same advice to a question from other parts of the world, such as parts of America, where temperatures are higher.)

EDIT: Sorry, I posted this before I realised that others had got there first. Just view my post as reassurance.
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