I was SO looking forward to my lunch today....
I had people over for brunch yesterday and I got a bunch of food from Russ & Daughters appetizing store here in NYC. I specifically bought extra whitefish salad so that I would have some for lunch during the week. So last night before I went to bed, I packed up a container and left it on the top shelf of my refrigerator (along with sliced tomato in a separate tupperware).
This morning, when I went to get my daughter's milk out of the refrigerator at 6:15, the containers were sitting on the counter. I was wracking my brain thinking "I didn't leave this out, did I?". Then I realized that my husband (who goes to sleep much later than I do) must have gotten some soda out of the refrigerator some time between midnight and 2:00am and he forgot to put my lunch back in.
I stuck the containers back in the refrigerator where they stayed until 8:30 when I left for work. I wasn't sure what to do so I brought the food with me and figured I'd turn to Chowhounds for advice.
I've never been afraid of food poisoning (and thankfully never gotten it before), but now I'm a little concerned. Mostly because I'm 5 months pregnant and the last thing I feel like having is food poisoning.
The whitefish salad was on the counter for between 4 and 6 hours...what do you think? Should I eat it or toss it? (I'm sure I know what the answer will be but I want it so badly!)