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Old 03-13-2013, 09:30 AM   #9381
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Have you tried thawing meat on a stainless steel or aluminum pan?

Just unwrap the meat, set it on a non-stick pan. The metal pan acts as a heat exchanger absorbing heat from the air to thaw the meat.

They used to sell an amazing thawing tray on late night TV for only $19.95 but, it was just an aluminum tray with an attitude!
And it only worked for a couple of times. Then it was junk. I just love those "As Seen On TV" ads. They promise you everything, and then give you nothing. I have never been even tempted to purchase one of those products. I prefer to read the reviews of those folks who were silly enough to buy them.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:56 AM   #9382
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I have one of those black, grooved, as seen on TV trays. It works great... but it was in teh dishwasher getting washed when I decided I wanted pork chops. As soon as the cycle ended the chops went right on it.
And I know there are other methods for thawing, but this is the one I like.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:19 AM   #9383
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I have one of those black, grooved, as seen on TV trays. It works great... but it was in teh dishwasher getting washed when I decided I wanted pork chops. As soon as the cycle ended the chops went right on it.
And I know there are other methods for thawing, but this is the one I like.

Are they thawed yet?
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:33 AM   #9384
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Are they thawed yet?
Thawed, cooked and et
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:30 PM   #9385
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Good morning everyone

This morning I am out to do the grocery and then this afternoon some R&R
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:36 PM   #9386
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Well I'm about ready to sit and have another coffee. I'm pooped! I ran around doing all those little errands I ignored yesterday and a few more that cropped up. I now have a pot of soup on the stove, some salmon in the smoker and the groceries are put away. I still have to repackage the meat (I buy big lots and package them into meal sized portions) but that can wait a bit.

I am also pondering a decision about work. Nothing earth shattering, but important to me nonetheless.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:41 PM   #9387
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Well I'm about ready to sit and have another coffee. I'm pooped! I ran around doing all those little errands I ignored yesterday and a few more that cropped up. I now have a pot of soup on the stove, some salmon in the smoker and the groceries are put away. I still have to repackage the meat (I buy big lots and package them into meal sized portions) but that can wait a bit.

I am also pondering a decision about work. Nothing earth shattering, but important to me nonetheless.
Any sign of it getting warm enough to sit outside?
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Old 03-13-2013, 04:07 PM   #9388
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Not this week. Last week we sat out on the deck and threw snowballs for the dog. LOL! It cooled off considerably this week though. Supposed to be warm again by the weekend though. I like to push the season, so I sit outside when others are still wearing their winter coats.
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I like to walk around outside without a coat or sweater while everyone else is freezing. It was beautiful out today.
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Sorry you weren't feeling well Get better soon!

Good luck with the contest!
Thanks for both. I am feeling better - still pain of course but that is my forever normal. As long as it doesn't get worse I am okay.

As for the contest, I decided not to put unnecessary pressure on myself and am not entering it. I am still making a cake (a small one for my BIL's birthday which is tomorrow but we will have it on Friday), and I will do the cake I wanted to design but on my own time. Since these contests are online and are done by photo, if it fits for a future one great, if not I have learned some new techniques without stressing myself out unnecessarily!

I am doing a happy dance today! TB had shift-pick (they do it every 6 months) and he got his first choice, which is a Monday to Friday 3 - 11:30 pm (hour lunch) shift instead of the Monday to Thursday 3-11 pm and Sunday 9am-5pm (1/2 hour lunch for all) he has done for a year.
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