Monday, January 3, 2011

Making lemonade out of lemons

One of the things that I love the most about my hubby is that when things start to go wrong, and at some point they do, he and I always make the best team.

My daughter has been very sick and I have been taking care of her 24/7 the past few days. There is laundry, dishes, and Christmas exploding all over the house. Her fever finally started to come down yesterday so I decided to go grocery shopping.

When I came home, I brought some of the goods down to the basement to place in our pantry and found this site...

Water coming from my freezer. When I opened the door I found fruits and veggies thawing and dripping and making a mess. There was venison my husband had gotten and organic turkey that we had gotten more than 50% off. Somehow the freezer got unplugged!?!?! Unplugged! How does this happen. My hubby didn't have a answer. It just seems bizarre.

SO after I almost threw up at the site of our harvest and savings getting destroyed. I fought back the tears, looked at my hubby, and said, "This stuff isn't totally thawed out yet. I bet it would be safe to cook it up now and try to save it.

So now, after several nights of little to no sleep, I started cooking and baking up a storm trying to save our food. We were thinking we could turn it in to meals and re-freeze now that the freezer was plugged in again. I was exhausted and jittery. It was after 8 and I hadn't even eaten dinner yet. I didn't know how I was going to get it all down. And there is my hubby putting his boots on to go to the store and get needed supplies. When he got home, he started chopping up veggies and filling cupcake holders.

Here is a pick of just a fraction of what we made last night:

I had to stay up and do sub plans for school since I was going to be staying home with the sick babe. When I finally got up this morning, I found that he had cleaned up a ton of our cooking mess. I am just so thankful that we were able to work together and change this situation to an unplanned freezer cooking day that turned out to be quite successful. We have meals for all of this week already cooked and even some muffins now freezing that will make some great snacks.

1 comment:

  1. UGHHHH I am so sorry to hear this! I hope you were able to save most of it. :( I disappeared for a few weeks but I am back! :) oh and THEY WON STATE COMPETITION!! Thank you for asking!