Originally Posted by legend_018
I hope my broth is ok after cooling down on the counter for so long.
Does that hold true for homemade pasta sauce? I was wondering because my DH told me he grew up with his mother making sure it was cooled "even leaving it on the counter covered overnight if cooking late" before putting it into storage containors and refrigerating/freezing the homemade pasta sauce.
Your broth will probably be just find, but now you know how to handle it safely.
As for your MIL's pasta sauce being left out overnight, that was courting trouble. Fortunately, there probably weren't any ill effects. NOTHING should be left out overnight. Doing that is inviting trouble. There have been several ways mentioned in this thread for cooling foods quickly. Any of these methods can be used, depending on what needs to be cooled.