So yesterday morning around 8:00 I took some roast chicken out of the fridge to take to work for my lunch. It was in a rubbermaid type container. In my rush to get out the door, I left it on the counter. My daughter got home from school around 3:30. She called me and asked if it was safe to eat.
Now, I asked her if it was cool still. She said no but, not hot, but about room temp. I told her not to eat it. Now, those that know me well, know that i was not going to let it got to waste. So, i went ahead and ate it for lunch today. I felt pretty confident that it was ok, but on the slim chance (in my opinion) that it was bad, I didn't want my daughter to suffer the consequences.
Now, i know, i can just wait this out and find out in a day or two at most if it was ok, but i'm interested in what my fellow hounds would have done.
Oh, and the high temp in the house was no more than 78.