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Old 12-11-2010, 08:15 PM   #1
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Clean enough to eat off of?

Have you ever served anything that's been reclaimed from the floor? Last Christmas my family (and I!) ate tainted parsnips! >:D

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Old 12-11-2010, 08:32 PM   #2
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I believe in the 3-second rule.
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Old 12-11-2010, 08:48 PM   #3
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Without a doubt.

My misshap happend when my hubbie had been smokeing a pork shoulder all day.When it was finnaly done and he was bringing it in the house he got caught on the door and dropped it.I felt so bad for him,I thought the world was ending or mabey something even more serious.I rinsed it off, threw it in the oven and told him to quit being such a baby.That was sixteen years ago and we are both still alive and he hasen't dropped one since.
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Old 12-11-2010, 09:21 PM   #4
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Many times. If I threw away every mistake made, I'd just commit suicide or quit cooking and/or house cleaning entirely.

The best was when I was to provide baked beans for a military unit picnic. Husband was already there, we were sponsoring it. It was one of those huge aluminum foil baking dishes. I thought I had it secured, but somehow when I made a turn, the beans sloshed over. Now you have to understand that on military installations, the speed limit is very low (I think it was 35) and I never sped, so obviously I didn't get the beans secured enough.

Husband came out to help me remove the beans. There was carpet on the floor that the beans spilled on to. We used spoons and scraped up as much as we could. We didn't know about Julia Child's beliefs then (in other words, what happens in the kitchen stays in the kitchen, never apologize), but we served it up. No one got sick, it really didn't occur to us that someone might.

However, the smell of beans in the car (an old Mustang hatch-back) kept on for ages. I finally read somewhere that coffee beans could absorb a lot, and spread them on the carpet and left them there for a month, then vacuumed them up.

The car forever after smelled like coffee, but most people consider that a pleasant smell, as opposed to rancid sauce of beans!
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:10 PM   #5
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never have spilled anything of much size. the occasional cookie or so, slides off the rack. i just blow it off and keep going. since i eat them most of the time, no harm no foul as far as i am concerned.
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Old 12-11-2010, 10:33 PM   #6
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Oh yeah, washed lots of things off and ate them.
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Old 12-12-2010, 08:05 PM   #7
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My misshap happend when my hubbie had been smokeing a pork shoulder all day.When it was finnaly done and he was bringing it in the house he got caught on the door and dropped it.
Almost the same thing happened to me a few years ago. I had just finished smoking a beef brisket and was trying to juggle too many things with too few hands, and the brisket flopped out of the pan it was in onto our dining room carpet. I carried it into the kitchen and lightly rinsed it off, picking out any foreign particles I coulld see by hand. I then put it back on the grill for a while to sterilize any creepy crawlies that might have gotten onto it. And then I had to go clean the stain out of the carpet. Unfun. But the brisket was good!
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:15 AM   #8
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never have spilled anything of much size. the occasional cookie or so, slides off the rack. i just blow it off and keep going. since i eat them most of the time, no harm no foul as far as i am concerned.

You do make me smile at times...

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Old 12-13-2010, 01:24 AM   #9
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lol, babe. you just reminded me of my dad's old nickname for moustaches. he calls them cookie dusters.
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:27 AM   #10
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Once when my mom made a chocolate meringue pie, she was getting ready to carry the pie into the dining room. As she turned toward the sink, the whole pie slipped out of the pie pan, into the dish water in the sink. Quick as a wink, she grabbed the pie out of the dish water, rinsed the meringue off, and scraped the pudding filling into dessert bowls. We didn't have pie that night, but the homemade pudding was great!

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