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May 16, 2013 03:02 AM

I made artichoke crab dip for my sons girlfriend on Sunday night. Do you think it is still good?

This evening I'm going out for early cocktails and apps and then a few people are coming back to my house to watch hockey. If the dip is still ok I will reheat and serve. What do you all think?

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  1. All safety concerns aside, I wouldn't set out 4 day-old dip for guests, ever.

    If they dropped by unexpectedly and that's all I had on hand, maybe, but not for a planned get-together.

    1. LOL...the guests are my son, his girlfriend and a friend of theirs. The reason I ask is its the girlfriends favorite. And it is the safety concerns I am most concerned about.

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      1. re: MsBees

        You're absolutely fine, assuming you didn't leave it out longer than four hours originally and you stored it in the refrigerator ever since then.

        I'm with you. My "guests" aren't any more important than I am. What's good enough for me is good enough for them and vice versa.

          1. re: 1POINT21GW

            Even though it smelled fine I was unsure and threw it out. And since I no longer had it at home to serve them I added a rather expensive dinner to the cocktails and apps we already planned on having out. It was a beautiful day so we sat outside and had a great evening of great food and then came home and watched the teams we were rooting for win while we drank sparkling wine.

            Thanks for weighing in. Next time will know better then to throw it out.

            1. re: MsBees

              Don't feel bad for throwing it out. If you weren't 100% comfortable with it, you did the right thing. When in doubt, throw it out.

              The most important thing is that you had a wonderful time with your family and friends.

              1. re: 1POINT21GW

                totally agree - -the cost of that dip won't even pay the copay for the doctor visit if it's gone south...

            2. re: 1POINT21GW

              I agree. Although I once ate at a friend's parents home and at sometime through the meal was informed that most of what I was eating was 1-2 weeks old.

              I don't eat there anymore. Ever.

                1. re: youareabunny

                  My immediate family and closest friends *might* get leftovers, but even then it wouldn't be typical -- even my most inner circle would get pasta of some sort, or omelets or a quiche. Even leftovers would be likely to be recycled into something new (leftover rotisserie chicken added to a salad or make chicken salad or similar)

                  An exception would be a soup/stew/casserole that made enough to feed an army and is being re-served within a day or two of when I ate it.

                  I treasure my friends and find myself feeding people all the time -- and all are special enough to warrant fresh food...and I'd like to think they think the same of me.

              1. re: ohmyyum

                This is a tough one, because I don't have a real recipe. I Made it at the very last minute on Mother's Day to eat while watching Game of Thrones. Below are the basics.

                -8oz cream cheese (softened if you have time)
                -1/2 cup mayonnaise ( I probably used a bit less)
                -1/2 cup sour cream ( I probably used a bit more )
                -2 cups mozzarella cheese divided ( I used a mix of bits of cheese i had in the frig. 1 cp goes into the mix and the other 1 cp on top. I had a helper who threw the whole thing into the mix and it was fine ::: rolls eyes :) :::: )
                -2 T parm or Romano cheese ( I used parm )
                -1 T dry parsley ( my kids don't like the texture of fresh parsley in cooked foods)
                -1/2 to 1 t dry herb of your choice ( I used a pinch of oregano, thyme and rosemary )
                Juice of half a lemon or to taste
                -4 green onions, chopped
                S & P
                -1 can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
                -8 oz lump crab meat

                -Preheat oven to 375 ( I used convect ).
                -Combine well everything but 1cp of cheese, the artichoke heats and crab meat. Once combined gently fold in the artichoke hearts and crab meat.
                -spray a med size baking dish ( I used one about the size of a pie plate ) with cooking spray. Pour dip mixture into baking dish. Top with remaining cheese. LOL, in my case, because all the shredded cheese was added to the mix, I topped it with more parm. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes till cheese is melted and starting to brown. Or if you are like me you will bake for 15 minutes and then broil till it just starts to color.

                *notes: if you want you can add spinach, chopped peppers, mushrooms, pepperoni, different herbs and cheeses. The list goes on and on.

                And again all the quantities are just approximate measures. It was Mothers Day and I had already made eggs Benedict, roasted garlic and bacon Mac and cheese, strawberry and spinach salad, salted caramel ice cream Sundays and I thought I was through for the day.

              2. stuff it into mushroom caps and bake them on an oiled sheet for a few minutes at 350 or so. it's less 'leftover-ish' that way.

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                1. re: hill food

                  OMG...that would have been delicious.