My chest freezer got unplugged!! Do I need to have a BBQ tonight?

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  1. rjswayne

    rjswayne Out Of The Brooder

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    So the kids were fooling around under the desk yesterday trying to get the cat. I gave them the 'that's not the place to play' talk. And today when I went to get out meat for dinner I realized the freezer got unplugged during this adventure.

    The frozen veggies are all defrosted - can I refreeze, or is this now chicken food?

    The freezer jam is cool, but defrosted - trash, eat or refreeze?

    The meat is slightly defrosted, not as bad as everything else because it was at the bottom, but I'm not sure if it is safe to refreeze.

    Anyone know what I should do?

    HELP!
     
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    If thawed, use them or put them in refigerator until you use them.

    If they feel warm, toss them.

    If the meat feels hard, they are still in semi frozen and it can be frozen again. If thawed or half way thawed, use them, cook them up.

    If anything, you can cook all the meats and refreeze them in portions. Works well for me.
     
  3. sdshoars

    sdshoars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think veggies and jam would be fine. if the meat is still mostly frozen, go ahead and refreeze. if its nearly unfrozen, bbq it up! (although i must say, i have completely thawed meat before, and frozen it again, and eaten it, and i am not dead, its really up to what you are comfortable with!)
     
  4. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my son did this to me a couple months ago. You can refreeze the meat if its still frosty, I refroze the veggies they just stick together quite a bit. I cant answer about the jam.

    Someone else may disagree but this is my experience.
     
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Quote:When you refreeze the meat again, it affects the flavor and texture and sometimes they do end up with freezer burns. I did that a few times and I do notice the flavor and texture of the meats and had to use them for stews and soups.
     
  6. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2008
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    Beef can be refrozen. Veggies and jam too.

    Pork and Chicken if nearly thawed should NOT be refrozen.

    Depends on how much they thawed.

    Hope this helps.
     
  7. rjswayne

    rjswayne Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the help!

    What do you guys think about frozen foods?

    I have some tater tots, a TV dinner, and bagel bites. They are all defrosted, cool, but defrosted.

    This is such bad timing!! [​IMG]

    But at least the meat for dinner is defrosted!! [​IMG]

    And the stash of girl scout cookies, I'm ok with eating them up tonight![​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2008

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