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WHOOPS!! we left our joint of meat in the oven overnight...... Is it still safe to eat?

(20 Posts)
Wolfgirl Mon 14-Jul-08 12:26:24

We cooked it yesterday morning, then went out, decided to have something light for dinner, and forgot about the meat!

Any ideas if it is still safe to eat? It was in sealed cast iron thing-a-ma-jig, what ever you call it.

NomDePlume Mon 14-Jul-08 12:28:12

presumably you turned the oven off and are worried about possible food poisoning rather than eating food that has been in a hot oven for 24 hours and is now burnt to a cinder ?!

Wolfgirl Mon 14-Jul-08 12:29:00

Yes, oven ws turned after as soon as it was cooked.

maidamess Mon 14-Jul-08 12:29:06

I would eat it.

HuwEdwards Mon 14-Jul-08 12:29:07

If it looks and smells ok, then yes, I would eat it.

NomDePlume Mon 14-Jul-08 12:29:12

I'd eat it, but then I'm deffo not freaky about food hygiene

(bets that will bring out all the 'you must wash chicken' brigade)

HumphreyCushioni Mon 14-Jul-08 12:30:00

Yes, it'll be fine.
Are you going to eat it cold?

Wolfgirl Mon 14-Jul-08 12:30:36

Personally, I would eat it too. But blimmin Nora - what with all the do's and piggin don'ts in life.... you never quite know what is right or wrong.

Anyway, I did say to DH I thought it OK, so thanks ladies. We'll enjoy for tea tonight! LOL and wink

Kewcumber Mon 14-Jul-08 12:30:55

blimey I eat stuff all the time that hasn;t been refrigerated - never occured to me to worry blush

Except dairy and raw meat of course.

posieflump Mon 14-Jul-08 12:31:08

yes I would it too
my mum never put leftover meat in the fridge
It all just went in a cellar - but I guess that was cold - was it very warm where you are yesterday?

Wolfgirl Mon 14-Jul-08 12:31:10

Humphrey....warmed up in gravy I would imagine. Usually lazy cutting corners, sort of thing!

micci25 Mon 14-Jul-08 12:31:17

i do roast chicken on weds and serve half of it with a dinner the other half is left in the oven to make curry with on thursday as i cant fit into my fridge!!!111 no one has ever been ill from it but the chicken is reheated thouroughly when cooking in the curry

cadelaide Mon 14-Jul-08 12:32:22

I think it'll be fine Wolfie, but go easy on the roast spuds wink

Wolfgirl Mon 14-Jul-08 12:32:23

posieflump - yeah, pretty warm, but not heatwave <<like she thinks thats gonna happen sometime soon>>

Wolfgirl Mon 14-Jul-08 12:33:33

Right... settles. Roast beef it is (with only a smidging of roast spuds)

fryalot Mon 14-Jul-08 12:35:24

it's actually quite cool inside a turned off cooker, so I'm sure it will be almost as good as if you had fridged it.

Wolfgirl Mon 14-Jul-08 12:59:06

thanks squonk smile

cece Mon 14-Jul-08 13:00:35

My mum never refridgerates meat like that - so yes it should be fine! She keeps her in the microwave hmm so the cat doesn't eat it hmm

WeeBesom Mon 14-Jul-08 13:03:16

cece my MIL does that!

cece Mon 14-Jul-08 13:47:32

Must be the way they were brought up! Sometimes it is still being eaten 2 or 3 days later!

My MIL is the opposite and puts everythng in the fridge including jam, bread, ketchup etc!

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