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  •  Wonderful diary and great idea! (1+ / 0-)
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    mahakali overdrive

    Question, I would think on the rice and beans recipe that one could fairly safely include smoked ham hocks or turkey wings, what do you think?

    "Take it back, take it back. Oh no you can't say that. All of my friends are not dead or in jail." John Prine

    by high uintas on Thu Oct 22, 2009 at 12:43:44 PM PDT

    •  My honest opinion? (2+ / 0-)
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      Debby, high uintas

      I wouldn't use meat. You'll ruffle the feathers of the Health Department, potentially. Of course, check with them on the specifics. If they say, "Sure," then just make sure you cook it and serve it as you would at a picnic...

      My philosophy is poor folks are the ones who can least afford a case of food poisoning, and so I try to keep it low risk there.

      But if you've got good refrigeration, it's your call and the Health Department.

      "Heidegger? But I didn't even know her!"

      by mahakali overdrive on Thu Oct 22, 2009 at 12:55:11 PM PDT

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      •  Just a thought (2+ / 0-)
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        geomoo, mahakali overdrive

        Smoked meat is probably just as safe as vegies. Ever see sausages and hams just hanging at a shop? But, you're probably right about the health dept. Thanks for the reply and the diary.

        "Take it back, take it back. Oh no you can't say that. All of my friends are not dead or in jail." John Prine

        by high uintas on Thu Oct 22, 2009 at 07:52:20 PM PDT

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      •  Keep hots hot and colds cold. (1+ / 0-)
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        mahakali overdrive

        You can get food poisoning from any food, meat is not necessarily more of a problem. Your enemy is temperature. At room temperature, you get bacteria growth. You need to be HOT or COLD, not in between.

        You can buy insulated food transport bags and coolers at most supermarkets; they are a worthwhile investment.

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