How long can one safely keep a meat dish in a crock-pot on the "keep warm" setting?
ETA BG: FH and I have a guest arriving Wednesday around dinner time, but I have a prior commitment which will prevent me from arriving home until about 8:15 pm. If I begin a recipe with 7-8 hour cook time at 9:00 am (as I am leaving for work) it will finish cooking around 5:00. Guest is set to arrive between 5:30 to 6:00, and FH will be home to greet him/have dinner. But as I said, I won't be home until later... and I wonder if I should tell FH to put my portion into the fridge until I come home, or just leave it in the crock-pot on "keep warm?"