It’s every stockpilers nightmare. The extra freezer went kaput.
Hubby broke the news to me over the phone on my way home from work. Meat was the majority of the contents in the extra freezer. I am always good at scouting out manager’s specials on meat or stockpiling at rock bottom price. I use a foodsaver to package the meat for the freezer. So my heart sank when I heard the news. The ribeye steaks were all I could think about!
Thankfully the items at the bottom of the chest freezer were still frozen or semi-frozen. We saved three ribeye steaks that were completely frozen. Two were partially thawed so we threw them on the grill. Hamburger meat was also partially defrosted so I will be making meatballs or meatloaf muffins this weekend. We were also able to salvage a turkey!
It wasn’t a complete loss, but it was still sickening on the amount of food that we did have to pitch. One ribeye, a lot of chicken, fish, sausage, frozen pancakes, turkey burgers and frozen meals were all thrown out.
Now the research begins on a new freezer! This time I would like an upright freezer so I can actually see what’s int he freezer. Do you have nay tips or recommendations for freezer shopping?