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Old 12-07-2008, 11:57 AM
 
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I am curious about stuffing from Thanksgiving (1 week and 3 days ago) that has been in the frig, was not in the bird, is it still o.k. to warm up and eat?
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:18 PM
 
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I would not eat leftovers of prepared food that is more than a week old. It would have been better to freeze immediately, and then defrost and re-heat at a later date. Bread, a component of most stuffings, is fairly perishable and prone to growing mold you may or may not visibly detect.
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Old 12-08-2008, 03:04 PM
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I am curious about stuffing from Thanksgiving (1 week and 3 days ago) that has been in the frig, was not in the bird, is it still o.k. to warm up and eat?
Cooked food has a recommended shelf life (under refrigeration) of up to 7 days (not exceeding).
It would have been better to freeze it instead.
At this point, it's time to play it safe....and toss it out!
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Old 12-08-2008, 03:57 PM
 
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Rule of thumb here with turkey and stuffing/dressing is 3 days.
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Old 12-08-2008, 04:28 PM
 
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Yogurt, I know from my experience and my parents' experience, lasts FAR beyond the expiration date. So does buttermilk.

I don't buy much bottled dressing, but when it comes to ranch I made from the hidden valley packet and buttermilk/mayo, I throw it out when you see bubbles on the top of the dressing. (straight from the fridge, you haven't shaken it or anything) I picked that up when I worked in the cafeteria in college. We made ranch in huge containers. At my house, it doesn't have time to go bad very often.

I'll eat meat 2 days past the sell-by date, NOT the "expiration" date.
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Old 12-08-2008, 04:54 PM
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Default Big Surprise In The Pantry

I usually pay heed to expiration dates on all things. You won't believe the following. There was a situation two weeks ago where I bought some wheat bread. It had such-and-such date for the expiration. When I reached one day for the bread to make a sandwich for that day's lunch, it was two days before it was supposed to expire when I discovered that there was mold on the bread. So, I ended up throwing the loaf away. Can you believe that? Two days before expiring! That experience has never happened to me before.
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:36 AM
 
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You want me to admit I just used an opened container of sour cream with a date of July on it?
And decided not to buy any more yogurt until this from August is either eaten or thrown out.
Looks good, smells fine, no mold or watery top and we'll eat it.

I do draw the line on anything containing any meat/dairy accidently left out overnight
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Old 12-09-2008, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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I just opened a bottle of lemon juice I had in the pantry. Bought it within the last year and it was brown and yucky - was surprised at that.

I throw out leftovers within a week. My FIL once told me that if you could put your nose up to food and it smelled fine - it was OK to eat. So I kinda stick to that rule on most foods.
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Old 12-09-2008, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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One more thing - if you are going to make hard boiled eggs (for deviled eggs etc) always use old eggs - not fresh from the store eggs. They peel much easier!
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I have an elderly neighbor whose daughter comes over to her house once a week, not for a social visit, but to throw away everything in her house that is past its best-by date. That seems a little bit extreme.

My wife used to watch for exotic imported foods, and couldn't resist buying them all. They would get shoved to the back of the pantry, and occasinally remembered and opened. I have eaten things that were five years past their best-by date.

Best-by dates are at best an extremely conservative suggestion desighed by the legal affairs department. But milk, it seems, is like car batteries. They really do go bad the day after thay say thei will.

By the way, when my milk goes bad, I pour it into a separate jug that I save for baking, pancakes, etc.
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