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Wayne Boatwright
 
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Default Trying to Salvage Frozen Food

On Thu 29 Dec 2005 02:49:16p, jmcquown wrote in rec.food.cooking:

> Wayne Boatwright wrote:
>> On Thu 29 Dec 2005 11:58:29a, jmcquown wrote in rec.food.cooking:
>>
>>> Some time during the night my almost 20 year old refrigerator
>>> decided to die. It stopped cooling 2-3 years ago but if I hit it in
>>> the right spot the compressor would kick in again. Then after that
>>> it just started working all by itself again. No such luck this time.
>>>
>>> I brought my own refrigerator to this apartment but they are going to
>>> have maintenance bring me a replacement. Sadly, the replacement
>>> refrigerator is tiny (14 cu. ft); not that mine was huge but you'd be
>>> surprised what a difference 4 cu. ft. makes.
>>>
>>> Meanwhile, all my frozen stuff is almost completely thawed out. I
>>> have it in a cooler with ice and will try to salvage as much of it
>>> as I can. What a pain in the a** this is! At least it answers the
>>> question about what to do with my leftover dressing... throw it away
>>> LOL
>>>
>>> OB Food: not sure I'll have any

>>
>> How awful, Jill! Bet you wish you had bought that freezer a couple of
>> years ago. :-(
>>

> You bet I do!
>
>> Is all of your frozen stuff thawed or can it be put into the freezer?

>
> Some of the stuff still had some ice crystals on it but the tilapia and
> bay scallops will have to be dinner tonight (what a shame LOL).
>
>> If not completely thawed, you could buy some dry ice to put in the
>> cooler instead of regular ice. That would preserve it until you get
>> the new unit in place.

>
> Hmmm. Wonder where I'd have to go for that? I'll check for the next
> time.


I don't know about Memphis, but all of our supermarkets here in the
Phoenix area carry it.

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Wayne Boatwright **
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