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Old 12-28-2010, 07:56 AM   #1
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Cooking disaster, grrrr...

Not really disasterous proportions but still a major bummer. I spent over two hours simmering turkey bones on the stove last night, only to go to bed and forget to strain and refrigerate the stock. I turned it off and was waiting for it to cool before finishing off and oops. I woke up this morning to find the pot still on the stove with the cold stock, lots of it, too. Had to pour it out. It had been there for over 10 hours and I didn't want to take the chance. It was smelling sooo good last night. I had a leek some celery and some bay leaves in it. I was looking forward to turkey rice soup. WAAAAAHHH!

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Old 12-28-2010, 08:28 AM   #2
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ohhh I feel your pain...turkey rice soup sure does sound good right about now. But you did the right thing I think.

If you have animals they would love for you to have mixed it in with their food...or possibly have donated it to the animal shelter...maybe next time
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:32 AM   #3
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If it was left out all night I wouldn't even take a chance on giving it to the dogs. Just as dangerous for them as for us humans.
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:47 AM   #4
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Its long gone. I got rid of the evidence quickly so it wouldn't remind me of how much of a dolt I am. Oh, well, I shouldn't be so hard on myself. I had some distractions. Like a game of Clue(The Office Version) with my wife and daughter, some Wii, my neighbor shooting off fireworks that sounded like a shotgun a few feet from my yard, a dog walk....I guess with all of the excitement, and a couple of cold beer, I mozied off to beddy bye, without giving it a second thought.

If it is any consolation, the bacteria will be good for my septic tank.
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:59 AM   #5
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Sorry you lost out on the turkey stock.
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:13 PM   #6
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I'm bad about forgetting things I have left to cool, so now I set a timer for an hour or so.

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Old 12-28-2010, 03:17 PM   #7
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If I have left any food out I leave a light on in the kitchen to force me back in there to turn it off. Then I see the food left out and react.
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Old 12-28-2010, 03:44 PM   #8
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Not really disasterous proportions but still a major bummer. I spent over two hours simmering turkey bones on the stove last night, only to go to bed and forget to strain and refrigerate the stock. I turned it off and was waiting for it to cool before finishing off and oops. I woke up this morning to find the pot still on the stove with the cold stock, lots of it, too. Had to pour it out. It had been there for over 10 hours and I didn't want to take the chance. It was smelling sooo good last night. I had a leek some celery and some bay leaves in it. I was looking forward to turkey rice soup. WAAAAAHHH!
I recently did this with stock too!!! But I woke up around 2am and put it away... phew. I feel for ya though.
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Old 12-28-2010, 04:21 PM   #9
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I'm bad about forgetting things I have left to cool, so now I set a timer for an hour or so.

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I set a timer for lots of cooking stuff that I would forget. I burnt a chicken stock.
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Old 12-28-2010, 05:10 PM   #10
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I set a timer for lots of cooking stuff that I would forget. I burnt a chicken stock.
I use a timer a lot more now that I went to take a dish back into the kitchen at bedtime and found my toaster oven still on after several hours.

I'm not comfortable standing for long periods of time, so whenever I'm reheating something I put the heat on low medium and go sit down after setting the timer.

Andy, I really like your idea of using the light too, although I really need something else for when I take a nap. I just need to find a trigger to make myself actually check to make sure all is off and put away.
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