With a baby in one arm, I grabbed some meat from the freezer last night. I set it on the counter, thinking that I'd put it in the fridge once I could set the fussy baby down. Somehow, I didn't make it back into the kitchen last night, and my husband never noticed it.
So, sitting on the counter was a 4 pound chicken, 2 sirloin steaks (1" thick) and a pound of ground pork. They sat there between 6:30pm and 7am at around 68 degrees. The chicken was still frozen inside, but the steaks and pork were completely thawed. I put them all in the fridge this morning, but I'm not sure if any of it will be safe to eat. I hate to waste food, particularly meat (particularly local, organic meat!), but health is our top priority.