unrefrigerated baked meat loaf. Do I dare?

dedtiredAugust 6, 2012

I left some baked meat loaf unrefrigerated for about 19 hours. My mother gave it to me and I stuck it in my purse, where it remained until about five minutes ago. The pocketbook has been in my AC'd kitchen.

Can I still eat it? I don't have anything else for dinner and I don't feel like going to the store. I mean, if Johnliu ate his beef sub with mayo after it had been in the heat for two days and lived to tell about it, can I risk this?

The inside of my bag smells like meat loaf, but not bad meat loaf.

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centralcacyclist

No. In case you missed it. NO!!!!!!!

In mid December if you left your purse in the car, perhaps.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 3:21PM
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lindac

Sure you can eat it.....sure it most likely won't make you sick.....but the probability that it WILL make you sick is too large for me....
toss it....eat cereal.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 3:26PM
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cloudy_christine

No. No.
Johnliu is not an ordinary mortal. YOU will get sick.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 3:31PM
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jessyf

Give it to your neighbor darfc

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 3:34PM
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dedtired

Ooo yeah, Jessy, good idea, or maybe one of those dogs on the street that barks all the time. Heh, heh.

I am headed out to take a walk on the nature trail of a local college. There's a yogurt place nearby, so maybe I'll have frozen yogurt for dinner. Thanks for talking me out of the meat loaf. Don't tell my mom I let her meat loaf go bad or i will be in trouble.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 3:42PM
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colleenoz

Good plan. I'm not as fussy as most, but I would toss that meat loaf so fast your head would spin :-)

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 9:36PM
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dedtired

Yeah, I did. I had Cheerios with banana for dinner, as suggested by Linda. I am def an ordinary mortal. Sigh.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 9:53PM
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teresa_nc7

Once again the Cooking Forum saves another member from a very bad decision - "to eat it....or not too eat it?" Tune in tomorrow when we hear dcarch say "I can't remember if I used a beet sauce or red paint to decorate my plate! Would it hurt me if I took a little taste to find out?"

Tomorrow on "As the Forum Turns."

;o)

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 10:21PM
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dedtired

Ha ha. Saved by the CF. Fortunately I didn't end up in General Hospital being cared for by The Doctors. I will live to Search for Tomorrow, along with All My Children. You are my Guiding Light.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 11:05PM
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lindac

LOL!!....this is why I love you guys!!!
Pam....Cheerios are a good thing....sometimes!!

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 11:41PM
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riverrat1

Pahahahaha! Great thread! I would've eaten it. Just saying...

    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 12:11AM
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compumom

LOL, glad you tossed it and are around to share the news!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 2:54AM
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johnliu_gw

Yummm, day-old zombie loaf, my favorite!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 10:22AM
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dedtired

John, you live in the Dark Shadows.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 12:14PM
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Bizzo

I would've cried, but I would've thrown it out... good job!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 12:17PM
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lbpod

Maybe this meatloaf was truely 'To Die For'.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 3:25PM
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lindac

I would have run away from that Meatloaf like a Bat Out of Hell.....

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 5:53PM
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Olychick

Lindac- Hahaha!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 7:14PM
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lindac

Just had to prove I got the joke.....

    Bookmark   August 9, 2012 at 10:34AM
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dedtired

You guys are too funny.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2012 at 2:20PM
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centralcacyclist

She lives! Proof Pam didn't eat the poisoned meat loaf.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 1:05AM
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dedtired

Today was trash day. the meatloaf got a ride in the trash truck.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 1:48PM
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teresa_nc7

Cue Andrea Bocelli....."time toooo....say goodbye....."

    Bookmark   August 10, 2012 at 10:21PM
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