|Freezer open - courtesy photobucket.com|
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Frozen food aDefrosting
By now you know that last week, Ann Kroeker had some technical problems with her computer last week, and it has now been repaired ! This story was last fridays post, and I thought you might enjoy it on her Food on Friday site.
This a brief story about frozen food that is defrosting. The reason is because the freezer in the garage did not have the door properly closed on the last entry.
Robert allows me to sleep in most days, and as I woke to the smell of roast beef and chicken breasts baking in the oven, I wondered if we were expecting company.
Robert wasn’t talking and I did not dare ask. I observed other meats and frozen food packages sitting on the counter. He was busy trimming the fat off some beef flank and he finally decided to let me know what was going on.
Earlier that morning he had gone into the garage to get the blower to blow off the leaves on our driveway. There he discovered the freezer door wide open and a huge amount of meat and other items defrosting.
NO blame here, because that can happen to anyone, but he was the last person to place something in that freezer. So, I knew he was beating himself up over that, and I was wise enough to keep quiet.
The freezer door shuts good, but it does need coaxing to be really closed and stay there.
Thankfully we were able to find room in our refrigerator freezer for things that were still pretty frozen, and we baked and refroze the rest. The good news is the outside freezer still works so we can use it again.
Our granddaughter just turned 18 and is having a Birthday party and sleep over for 10 girls. She and our Son-in-law brought their big Irish Setter over for us to dog-sit for a day or two as the dog would not be welcome at the party. As they left, we offered them a defrosting Stokers Lasagna that might go well for a snack for the girls.
What happened to the “Food on Friday” site?
For some reason, Ann did not open her "Food on Friday" site, and I can only use my wildest imaginations to wonder why. Instead I will believe she is very tired and is just taking a much needed break from blogging. My other thought is the electricity went out, or her computer crashed. Both have happened to me.