Okay, so I'm freaking out! I was preparing chili for tonight's dinner and dumped the ground beef into the saute pan to brown. Well, I checked back in a couple of minutes to start to break it up and the piece of plastic from the meat container was melted to the bottom of the saute pan! (With all the beef and onions!) I immediately turned off the stove and pulled the plastic off, then took the bits and pieces of melted plastic out of the beef. I moved everything to a different saute pan, and started over. Problem is, I could still smell a bit of melting plastic when I started my "do over" sauteing.
It's raining outside and I didn't want to make the trek to the store again with DD, so I told myself that it's okay, and it's not going to hurt us once. Problem is, I can't stop thinking about it and wondering if the toxic chemicals have already leached out and into our food. Do you think we should still eat it? It feels like such a shame to waste all that food (since by this time I've already mixed the meat in with the rest of the chili ingredients in the crock pot. WWYD?
Mama to DD 4/07 and DS 1/11. Missing my Zejah Grace (Born sleeping at 39 weeks 6 days) 2/3/10