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Old 06-28-2009, 11:14 PM
 
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Do any of you abstain from buying meat, poultry or fish products in the summertime in Phoenix due to the heat and fear of it spoiling? If it's 109 degrees outside, in a car with tinted windows it's a lot hotter and fresh meat or chicken can easily get to over 100 degrees very rapidly making it unsafe to eat. I stick to eating soup, salad and canned meats/chicken/fish in the summertime.

I purchased one of those fancy bags that resemble those that pizza delivery people carry which indicate they keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold for three hours . Well I tried it out today and purchased 1lb of boneless skinless chicken breasts and a box of ice cream and after 1 hour of running more errands, the chicken was hot and the ice cream was melted so I tossed them both out.

Do you all change what foods you buy in the summer?
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Tempe
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Well first don't go running errands with food in the car. I have never not bought meat just because it is summer. Just be smart about it and use common sense.
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Well first don't go running errands with food in the car. I have never not bought meat just because it is summer. Just be smart about it and use common sense.
Excellent suggestion / advice, AZNative.

I never have spoilage or melting problems, however, when I am running errands and I know perishables are on my list . . . the market is my final stop.
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:38 PM
 
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We only have a truck and when I'm done shopping I put all the groceries in the back (no A/C anyhow). How does it stay cool on the way home? I don't go any where else after wards, just straight home. Nothing is melted, and nothing is spoiled. The milk is cold, the meat is still fresh/frozen, and I don't worry about getting sick.

Your bag might work if you use dry ice, but that's kind of silly imo.
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Hard aground in the Sonoran Desert
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Do any of you abstain from buying meat, poultry or fish products in the summertime in Phoenix due to the heat and fear of it spoiling? If it's 109 degrees outside, in a car with tinted windows it's a lot hotter and fresh meat or chicken can easily get to over 100 degrees very rapidly making it unsafe to eat. I stick to eating soup, salad and canned meats/chicken/fish in the summertime.

I purchased one of those fancy bags that resemble those that pizza delivery people carry which indicate they keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold for three hours . Well I tried it out today and purchased 1lb of boneless skinless chicken breasts and a box of ice cream and after 1 hour of running more errands, the chicken was hot and the ice cream was melted so I tossed them both out.

Do you all change what foods you buy in the summer?
Run errands for an hour after grocery shopping? I buy meat all the time and drive the 4 miles home from the grocery store and the ice cream is still frozen, meat and milk still cold, etc. Silly to think you could run errands and leave groceries in the car during the summer heat. Even more silly that in 2009 you feel you have to eat canned food in the summer.
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:44 PM
 
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Are you kidding? This heat comes in handy for me, I buy thin strips of beef and tie them to a string and then hang it in the car which I park in the sun and crack a window open. After a full really hot day, I have fresh beef jerky good to go!
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Are you kidding? This heat comes in handy for me, I buy thin strips of beef and tie them to a string and then hang it in the car which I park in the sun and crack a window open. After a full really hot day, I have fresh beef jerky good to go!
LMBO, Turco . . . you've just earned a GO TO YOUR ROOM!

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Old 06-28-2009, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Phoenix,Arizona
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I always keep a cooler in the trunk

If by chance something comes up there is a walgreens
on most every corner or a circle K to grab some ice
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:32 AM
 
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Here is an idea...go grocery shopping at night when it's not 109 degrees
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:30 AM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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Do any of you abstain from buying meat, poultry or fish products in the summertime in Phoenix due to the heat and fear of it spoiling? If it's 109 degrees outside, in a car with tinted windows it's a lot hotter and fresh meat or chicken can easily get to over 100 degrees very rapidly making it unsafe to eat. I stick to eating soup, salad and canned meats/chicken/fish in the summertime.

I purchased one of those fancy bags that resemble those that pizza delivery people carry which indicate they keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold for three hours . Well I tried it out today and purchased 1lb of boneless skinless chicken breasts and a box of ice cream and after 1 hour of running more errands, the chicken was hot and the ice cream was melted so I tossed them both out.

Do you all change what foods you buy in the summer?
Do your other errands first, then get your groceries on the way home, maybe invest in a cooler and a bag of ice if need be before a baggie-cooler-type thing, or else enjoy your soup, salad (which would wilt if the chickie was hot and ice cream melted) ,canned meat diet...just a little common sense on trips to coordinate errands does wonders...
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