This past Labor Day, while my family and I were at the beach, Tropical Storm Lee blew through Alabama and dropped a crap-ton of water on my hometown. Que flooding, power outages, and downed trees. I think I lost my power sometime Monday and it was still off when we returned on Tuesday afternoon. It finally blinked back on around 5:30.
The very first thing I did when I got home was open the freezer and assure myself that all my meat was still frozen (it was) so I didn’t lose anything in my freezer, and while I had taken most of the stuff in the fridge that would have spoiled (milk, mayo, cheese), I still lost about a 1 cup of buttermilk and a cup or two of heavy cream. The refrigerator was basically room temperature when I checked it, so I played it safe and tossed the cream and buttermilk.
I also had some eggs in there. How long do eggs last without being refrigerated? I haven’t cracked one so I don’t know if they are still good. Should I throw them out? Or are they okay?
This post is linked to Food Waste Friday