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    Dave Smith Guest

    Default I failed shoppinf :-(

    I screwed up with the shopping this weekend. We often roast a chicken on
    Sundays, either a small one for a good feed for two or a large one to
    have a good feed and leftovers. This week I bough a small one. I was
    quite happy to hear my wife offer to look after dinner tonight, but was
    puzzled when she said she could not find the chicken. I went to look in
    the fridge, in the fridge freezer and in the chest freezer. No chicken.

    I was sure that I had bought one. I usually put the groceries in the
    back seat, but I remembered that this week I had put them in the trunk.
    So I went out to the car and checked the trunk. That's where my chicken
    was. If this had happened a week ago it would not have been a problem,
    but Spring arrived this weekend, and the chicken had been in the trunk
    of the car for two warm days. The bird had cost me $6.15, and it didn't
    take much to convince me that it was not worth risking.

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    Cindi - HappyMamatoThree Guest

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    "Dave Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:47f952e7$0$7960$[email protected] ...
    >I screwed up with the shopping this weekend. We often roast a chicken on
    >Sundays, either a small one for a good feed for two or a large one to have
    >a good feed and leftovers. This week I bough a small one. I was quite
    >happy to hear my wife offer to look after dinner tonight, but was puzzled
    >when she said she could not find the chicken. I went to look in the
    >fridge, in the fridge freezer and in the chest freezer. No chicken.
    >
    > I was sure that I had bought one. I usually put the groceries in the back
    > seat, but I remembered that this week I had put them in the trunk. So I
    > went out to the car and checked the trunk. That's where my chicken was. If
    > this had happened a week ago it would not have been a problem, but Spring
    > arrived this weekend, and the chicken had been in the trunk of the car for
    > two warm days. The bird had cost me $6.15, and it didn't take much to
    > convince me that it was not worth risking.


    Yeeoch!!!

    I think a call out for pizza might have been necessary as well as an air out
    of the car.

    Cindi



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    sf Guest

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    On Sun, 06 Apr 2008 18:51:47 -0400, Dave Smith
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I screwed up with the shopping this weekend. We often roast a chicken on
    >Sundays, either a small one for a good feed for two or a large one to
    >have a good feed and leftovers. This week I bough a small one. I was
    >quite happy to hear my wife offer to look after dinner tonight, but was
    >puzzled when she said she could not find the chicken. I went to look in
    >the fridge, in the fridge freezer and in the chest freezer. No chicken.
    >
    >I was sure that I had bought one. I usually put the groceries in the
    >back seat, but I remembered that this week I had put them in the trunk.
    >So I went out to the car and checked the trunk. That's where my chicken
    >was. If this had happened a week ago it would not have been a problem,
    >but Spring arrived this weekend, and the chicken had been in the trunk
    >of the car for two warm days. The bird had cost me $6.15, and it didn't
    >take much to convince me that it was not worth risking.


    Oh, I'm sorry Dave! Hope you can rid your trunk of the stench. If it
    makes you feel any better, many people here have done something
    similar. Hopefully either you have a plan B or your grocery store is
    open on Sundays! LOL

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    Sky Guest

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    Dave Smith wrote:
    >
    > I screwed up with the shopping this weekend. We often roast a chicken on
    > Sundays, either a small one for a good feed for two or a large one to
    > have a good feed and leftovers. This week I bough a small one. I was
    > quite happy to hear my wife offer to look after dinner tonight, but was
    > puzzled when she said she could not find the chicken. I went to look in
    > the fridge, in the fridge freezer and in the chest freezer. No chicken.
    >
    > I was sure that I had bought one. I usually put the groceries in the
    > back seat, but I remembered that this week I had put them in the trunk.
    > So I went out to the car and checked the trunk. That's where my chicken
    > was. If this had happened a week ago it would not have been a problem,
    > but Spring arrived this weekend, and the chicken had been in the trunk
    > of the car for two warm days. The bird had cost me $6.15, and it didn't
    > take much to convince me that it was not worth risking.


    Same sort of thing happened to me although with a couple of thick
    center-cut pork chops. Somehow, the package in a plastic grocery sack
    by itself was inadvertantly left in the trunk for a few days during warm
    weather and even the flies had started colonizations for a generation or
    few! Yuck-factor to the n-th degree! It took awhile for the flies to
    finally clear out. Thankfully, we no longer have that car.

    Sky

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    jmcquown Guest

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    Dave Smith wrote:
    > to look in the fridge, in the fridge freezer and in the chest
    > freezer. No chicken.
    > I was sure that I had bought one. I usually put the groceries in the
    > back seat, but I remembered that this week I had put them in the
    > trunk. So I went out to the car and checked the trunk. That's where
    > my chicken was.
    >

    Oh dear I had this happen with a package of *cod* fillets last year!
    I'd bought more than one package so I didn't notice one had fallen out of
    the bag. It was already over 80 degrees in the shade in W. TN so you can
    imagine how hot the trunk of the car was... and it was in there for two
    days. Ugh! Febreeze on the liner of the trunk, a spray of some inexpensive
    no-name "air freshener" and an airing out and all was well.

    Jill


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    Dave Smith Guest

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    jmcquown wrote:

    > Oh dear I had this happen with a package of *cod* fillets last year!
    > I'd bought more than one package so I didn't notice one had fallen out of
    > the bag. It was already over 80 degrees in the shade in W. TN so you can
    > imagine how hot the trunk of the car was... and it was in there for two
    > days. Ugh! Febreeze on the liner of the trunk, a spray of some inexpensive
    > no-name "air freshener" and an airing out and all was well.


    Then you failed worse than I did :-)
    The chicken was well sealed . My wife had the honour of transferring it to a bag
    suitable for the green garbage collection. She said it was pretty ripe
    smelling. If it had happened last weekend I I would have had no hesitation
    eating it because temperatures never rose above 40 F, but the last 2 days have
    been in the 50's -60s, and who knows how much warmer it gets in the trunk of the
    car.

    OK.... this was one of those occasions where we had to run out to the grocery
    store on Sunday. Had it not been open we would have gone to a restaurant.






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    Karen AKA Kajikit Guest

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    On Sun, 06 Apr 2008 18:51:47 -0400, Dave Smith
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I screwed up with the shopping this weekend. We often roast a chicken on
    >Sundays, either a small one for a good feed for two or a large one to
    >have a good feed and leftovers. This week I bough a small one. I was
    >quite happy to hear my wife offer to look after dinner tonight, but was
    >puzzled when she said she could not find the chicken. I went to look in
    >the fridge, in the fridge freezer and in the chest freezer. No chicken.
    >
    >I was sure that I had bought one. I usually put the groceries in the
    >back seat, but I remembered that this week I had put them in the trunk.
    >So I went out to the car and checked the trunk. That's where my chicken
    >was. If this had happened a week ago it would not have been a problem,
    >but Spring arrived this weekend, and the chicken had been in the trunk
    >of the car for two warm days. The bird had cost me $6.15, and it didn't
    >take much to convince me that it was not worth risking.


    Can we say 'ewwww'?! I 'lost' the orange juice last time I shopped...
    I unloaded the groceries and put everything away in the fridge and
    then realised I hadn't seen it - I checked the docket and yep, I HAD
    bought it... so I went down to the car and rummaged around and found
    the bag fallen under the seat. Good thing that I retrieved it too,
    because it had my carton of milk in it too - I'd hate to think what a
    mess THAT might have made if it had stayed in the warm car a few days!
    (not to mention the enormous cost of fresh orange juice and
    lacataid-brand milk nowadays... we couldn't afford to waste them!)

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    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

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    Dave Smith <[email protected]> dropped this news:47f952e7$0$7960
    $[email protected]: in rec.food.cooking

    > I screwed up with the shopping this weekend. We often roast a chicken

    on
    > Sundays, either a small one for a good feed for two or a large one to
    > have a good feed and leftovers. This week I bough a small one. I was
    > quite happy to hear my wife offer to look after dinner tonight, but was
    > puzzled when she said she could not find the chicken. I went to look

    in
    > the fridge, in the fridge freezer and in the chest freezer. No chicken.
    >
    > I was sure that I had bought one. I usually put the groceries in the
    > back seat, but I remembered that this week I had put them in the trunk.
    > So I went out to the car and checked the trunk. That's where my chicken
    > was. If this had happened a week ago it would not have been a problem,
    > but Spring arrived this weekend, and the chicken had been in the trunk
    > of the car for two warm days. The bird had cost me $6.15, and it

    didn't
    > take much to convince me that it was not worth risking.


    Be glad it wasn't August and 100 degrees or whatever you hottest month of
    the year is. When I was in my 20s I put groceries in the trunk. I backed
    into a light pole and couldn't open the trunk. The next day when the
    trunk was opened... well, it wasn't pretty.

    Michael



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