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How far in advance should I purchase a rib roast?

mrs.corgi | Dec 20, 2010 07:46 AM

I plan to make a standing rib roast for our Christmas dinner this Saturday. Costco had some nice looking ones and I'd like to pick one up from there. How long can a roast like that sit around in my refrigerator?

I'm going by Costco today and I would love to not have to go back again later in the week .However, five days seems like a long time to leave meat sitting around, but maybe it is different for a roast? Also, Costco had so many that I figure I'd be buying the same one whether I buy it today or a few days later (or maybe not, I'm not sure).

So should I pick up one today while I'm there, or am I better off waiting? Thanks!

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