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Old 10-16-2005, 02:00 PM   #1
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How to transport Italian Sausages?

Aack!!!! Got a question. We are in the process of moving and on Tuesday will be driving from here to there -- a 10 hour trip. I have 2 lbs of Italian Sausage in my freezer. I was gonna fix Sausage and Peppers tomorrow night, but I think we'll do one final BBQ instead (pork chops).

Soooo ... my question is ... Do you think the sausage would survive approx 10 hours in the cooler in the car? The cooler would be packed with ice, sausage, nuts that have been in the freezer and possibly some other items from the freezer/refrigerator.

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Old 10-16-2005, 02:04 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure they'll be fine. Just be sure to stick them in the freezer as soon as you
get to your new home.

Wrap them well ( in plastic and then newspapers) you may need to get more ice on the way.

Good luck!
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Old 10-16-2005, 02:05 PM   #3
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A cooler full of ice and frozen or refrigerated foods can last for a weekend. A ten-hour trip should not be a problem at all.

Good luck with your move.
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Old 10-16-2005, 02:14 PM   #4
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Wow! Thanks for the very fast responses. Extra wrap and extra ice it shall be.

Thanks for the well wishes on the move. I'm crossing my fingers that everything fits in the trailer.
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Old 10-18-2005, 07:56 AM   #5
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It's gonna be okay. Italian sausages... yummy
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Old 10-18-2005, 08:09 AM   #6
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but if thawed, cookem when ya get there.
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Old 10-18-2005, 11:20 AM   #7
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but if thawed, cookem when ya get there.
That's what I was going to say too - if, however, there are still ice crystals in the packaging and you can tell the insides are still frozen you can re-freeze. Otherwise, that would be my first meal I'd cook
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Old 10-21-2005, 12:59 PM   #8
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To keep from having to replenish ice constantly and winding up with a cooler full of water, fill plastic soda pop (water,whatever) bottles about 80% full (leave room for expansion) and freeze with loosened lids. Tighten when frozen, then pop into your cooler. You'll have bottles of ice water to drink along the way, they thaw slower that bag ice or ice cubes, and your food doesn't get soggy.
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Old 10-22-2005, 08:56 PM   #9
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Some of our grocery stores around here have dry ice. Freeze the stuff and put the dry ice on top. Ten hours should be no problem if it is all packed well.
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Old 11-30-2005, 01:16 PM   #10
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Sorry, It'll be ruined... drop it off at my house and I'll dispose of it for you...
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