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PLEASE HELP! How long can cooked meat stay out for, and still be eaten?

So I made a small pot roast last night (late - around 10 or 11pm), and took it out of the oven to cool on the counter, and naturally, fell asleep. I put it in the fridge this morning around 8am. Is it safe to eat, having been out at room temp for about 9-10 hours?

Surely, I can be the first person to experience something like this...

Thanks!

Jun 10, 2010
violetglitter in General Topics

Lodge cast iron dutch oven question...

Hey guys...new to the boards, and I had a quick question. I recently got a Lodge cast iron dutch oven that came pre-seasoned, and I used it once, following the directions, and the food came out fine. However, I was wiping it out the other night (and even though it was dry, and I had cleaned it according to the directins it came with), and I noticed a brown residue on the paper towel I was using. Is this normal? Is it starting to rust? I have no idea what to make of this, so if any anyone has any input on this, it would be greatly appreciated...I already tried to email Lodge about it, have not yet received a response. I'm admittedly new to the realm of cast iron, so if this is normal, that would be great, but I just wanted to be sure. Thanks!

Mar 02, 2010
violetglitter in Cookware