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Old 01-23-2018, 07:57 PM   #1
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Question HELP! I Left Cooked Sausages Out On The Counter

This morning I made us Trader Joe's Garlic and Herb Chicken Sausages for breakfast.
We finished eating about 10-1030am and I started to clean up the dishes, but got waylaid and forgot all about them.

I discovered them at about 3pm, under the lid in the frypan, still atop the stovetop.
We've been keeping the house fairly cool, I mean not cranking up the heat that is, its about 68⁰F in here all of the time. When I went to put them into a container (cursing under my breath all the time), they felt very cool to the touch (I forgot to maybe take their temp, dang it).

So, my question to the group is, should I throw them out or do y'all think they're okay to eat?

*Note:I thought about feeding them ONLY to DH to see what kind of reaction we get, but... that's not nice now is it?

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Old 01-23-2018, 08:05 PM   #2
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They should be fine. Just reheat them.
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:06 PM   #3
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When I have doubts about food, I never feel right eating it, no matter how much I want to..even if you decide to eat them, you will be thinking about how safe they are...is it worth is for a couple of bucks?
But, that's just me
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:25 PM   #4
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You should be okay, since they were cooked. Raw, they gotta' go. Just be sure you bring them back up to 160F internal temperature before eating.

If you are still nervous about eating them, feed them to a dog. Dogs can eat things humans can't, without getting sick. That way, you aren't wasting food.

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Old 01-23-2018, 08:38 PM   #6
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I know people get the heebie-jeebies about this kind of stuff, but honestly, I can't count the number of times I've thumbed my nose at fate and survived to tell the tale. As we speak, there are two meals in my fridge I put together to take to work for lunch that are about a week old. I know one of those meals I'll take to the office with me tomorrow.

If it were me, I wouldn't hesitate to put them away and enjoy them later. Maybe I just like to live a little dangerously.

But it isn't me. It's you. And you got to do what YOU feel comfortable with.
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Old 01-23-2018, 08:55 PM   #7
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If you're asking me, I'd eat them and I'm pretty anal about stuff like this.
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When I think back to my college days, and think about things I ate at 2AM on a Saturday morning, I'm surprised I didn't get food poisoning until my thirties... in Las Vegas... breakfast buffet on The Strip. THAT breakfast sausage looked a little pink inside, but I ate it anyway. Bad decision.

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Old 01-23-2018, 09:30 PM   #9
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Rock, I saw your second "post" before it vanished,
and I would agree with you!!!
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When we were kids we got lunches in a lunch box or brown paper bag and they sat around in the heat until lunch time and we were fine.
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