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edited 12 October 2010 at 5:40PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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edited 12 October 2010 at 5:40PM in Old Style MoneySaving

did something stupid yesterday and left a bag of shopping on the rear seat of my car and didn't bring it in the house!!

it was in my car from about 1pm yesterday to 3.30 today so over 24 hours

I had stir fry chicken pieces and minced beef in it destined to be thrown away?

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  • McKneffMcKneff Forumite
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    I wouldnt be eating it Im afraid.

    Do you know any dog or cat owners who would have it. (so its at least not wasted)
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
  • yes...could do that cheers
  • If it's not ok for us, is it ok for dogs and cats? I don't give my cats anything I wouldn't eat myself. I'm talking human food, obviously!
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  • zyxd58zyxd58 Forumite
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    Just shove it in the freezer and microwave cook it(kills all bacteria), you can add it to a stir fry straight after, done this lots of times :eek:
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  • would be wary of the chicken, but just make sure you boil the mince
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  • themull1themull1 Forumite
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    Just cook the chicken and freeze in a jar of curry sauce, and do the mince as a bolognaise and freeze that.
  • sweetcheeks33sweetcheeks33 Forumite
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    out of fridge or freezer, unless you want head down toilet then throw away and certainly wouldnt be feeding off food to an animal either, neightbours wont be happy at the upset tummy results!!
    Each to there own tho!!
  • Chocmonster7Chocmonster7 Forumite
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    There are factors to take into account:-

    What were the conditons in the car like?
    Are you in one of the areas who are having a warm weekend or in the cold miserable north east of England like me?
    Were the meats in sealed packs from a supermarket or just pastic bags from a local butcher?

    In the days before fridges people kept their meat in larders (just cooler rooms in their houses) so I wouldn't panic, use your nose.
    Does the meat smell horrible? If yes then throw it away, if not then cook it in something that goes to a high temperature.
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  • Chicken, no that's too long. The beef might be okay (good beef is hung for much longer), depending on how old it was when they minced it (meat is sometimes recycled in supermarkets), and how warm it got.
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