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#1 Old 01-29-2007, 01:06 PM
 
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probably a stupid question, but i really have no idea.

i want to bring something healthier in my lunch

and i <3 hummus

so i was hoping to bring like a sandwhich or something

would that work or would it taste disgusting?
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#2 Old 01-29-2007, 01:14 PM
 
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I personally think a hummus sandwich would be a bit sketchy taste-wise, but that could just be me.



As to whether or not it should be refrigerated (which is an entirely different question) I'd say yes, it probably should be.
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#3 Old 01-29-2007, 01:16 PM
 
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I think it would taste fine,I bring hummus and veggie sandwiches with me and they never get yucky or mushy.I wouldn't leave the tub of hummus out though,that definitely needs refrigerated.
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I used a "cooler" style lunch box and an ice pack to keep my lunch cool. But I also have plenty of space on my desk at work. If you're in high school or something, that might be a bit much for you to fit in your locker.



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#5 Old 01-29-2007, 04:30 PM
 
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I think it would be fine for a few hours.

Am I the only one who remembers bringing bagged lunches to elementary school every day with meat and mayo and it would sit in a bin in the classroom, regardless of temperature, until lunch time when you'd eat it and survive?

NO ONE had insulated anythings when I went to school unless you brought soup in a thermos!

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#6 Old 01-29-2007, 04:32 PM
 
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Refrigerate if you can, but don't stress it - it's unlikely that anything bad would happen to it at room temp between morning and lunchtime.
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I think it would be fine for a few hours.

Am I the only one who remembers bringing bagged lunches to elementary school every day with meat and mayo and it would sit in a bin in the classroom, regardless of temperature, until lunch time when you'd eat it and survive?

NO ONE had insulated anythings when I went to school unless you brought soup in a thermos!







If I had a dollar for every time I SHOULD have gotten food poisoning - especially from the cow milk that had been steadily fermenting in the hot California sun (remember glass thermoses?)...
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Hummus can survive a half day without a problem.
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I personally think a hummus sandwich would be a bit sketchy taste-wise, but that could just be me.



I don't know about that... It sounds pretty good right now. Nice thick hummus in a sandwich.
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#10 Old 01-29-2007, 06:24 PM
 
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erm well i didnt mean hummus by itself...

but thank you for all the replies!
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#11 Old 01-29-2007, 07:30 PM
 
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My stomach lining must be made out of cast iron because I never refrigerate the food I bring to work. Sometimes if I don't eat something I bring it home and have it for dinner after it's been sitting out all day. Or I'll refrigerate it and bring it againt he next day. I know it's probably really bad to do that but so far so good.

As far as hummus goes, I've definitely left it at room temperature for a few hours and it's been fine.

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#12 Old 01-29-2007, 10:19 PM
 
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Hummus is fine sitting out for awhile. If you are going to do a hummus sandwich, I would recommend using a pita or tortilla wrap. It seems to get less soggy and taste better (at least to me) that way.

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If I had a dollar for every time I SHOULD have gotten food poisoning - especially from the cow milk that had been steadily fermenting in the hot California sun (remember glass thermoses?)...



Haha or tuna sandwiches on white bread and the bread would get all squishy??



Man I'm so glad my kids aren't going to have to eat like that in school!!

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