So mouse spent the day cooking everything that had nearly defrosted! Oh and the reason, the fridge was unplugged?? Well it happened on accident. Two plugs were in that outlet, one led outside to the lights, the other to the fridge. Guess which one was supposed to be unplugged??
Really it's both our faults, we asked the kiddo to do it, and didn't double check.
Had the smoke alarm not gone off, mouse wouldn't have noticed it tho.
Have to say, there was a hint of cleverness to how mouse used up all the food. We had 5 frozen chickens, so three went to make stock. One was cut up and cooked cacciatore style, the last one was roasted. We had two roasts, which were both cooked. One will be used for sandwiches, lunch for the week, the other was a chuck roast, which was cut up and used to make Chili Colorado, then refrozen!
The hamburger was used up in a lasagna, meat balls, and other stuff that could be easily refrozen -- and let mouse just say that hates making lasagna!
The seafood was the hardest to deal with. Some of that had defrosted faster than the chicken, meats, so much of that was tossed out. Daddy wasn't thrilled about that either, but agreed that was the safest way.
Now our house freezer is filled and the extra frozen foods won't hurt..as long as mouse remembers to defrost/use them. Ha!
So with that in mind and after careful consideration mouse will roll out her resolutions for the New Year.
- To show more daily gratitude to everyone in her life, instead of waiting for an occasion, i.e., birthday or special holiday, to do so.
- To be more, ahem, organized.
- To learn that cooking daily is not a chore, but a chance to demonstrate love.
- To find peace in her submission and slavery to Daddy.
Ok, that last one was a bit of a throw-a-way, because mouse is kinda peaceful in her submission.
Now, that's not to suggest that her patience isn't tried, or that he's just always right. It means that she will hold her tongue more...or bite through the damn thing trying.
Like everything in life, there's always room for improvement.