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Old 06-23-2005, 12:04 PM   #1
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Bottom of the freezer...

I dug way down in the deep freeze yesterday and found a sirloin steak labeled '04, and a big 1-1/2" thick t-bone labeled '01, both frozen in ziplocks, then wrapped in foil. I thawed them both, thinking to make swiss steak out of the sirloin and give the t-bone to the dog. But the t-bone looked and smelled fine, so I cut the meat off, saved the bone for the dog, and added it along with the sirloin. I S&P'd, sprinkled with flour, topped with thinly sliced onion rings, quartered russet potatoes and sliced carrots, S&Ping them too.
Then I discovered I was out of tomato sauce, so I used a can of tomato soup and a can of diced tomatoes, juice and all, covered with foil and stuck in a 350 degree oven for about an hour and a half.
It was delicious...you could cut the meat with a fork and it had no "funky" taste at all.

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Old 06-23-2005, 12:30 PM   #2
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That is great that the meat survived that long. Sounds like a wonderful meal.
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Old 06-23-2005, 12:40 PM   #3
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Way to go, Constance. I have a chunk of mystery meat that's been in my freezer so long I can't even tell what it is.
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Old 06-24-2005, 09:32 AM   #4
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LOL, Mudbug! I often freeze leftover soups, stews and casseroles for another meal. I always think I'll remember what it was, but I don't.
Sometimes when my husband comes home from work and wants to know what's for supper, I say, "Whatever's in that casserole dish."
Why not thaw that mystery meat and think about making some BBQ with it? Throw it in the crockpot with a bottle of Maul's and slap it on a bun. On the other hand, if it smells funky, throw it out.

By the way, the dog loved the bone!
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Old 06-24-2005, 09:46 AM   #5
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I have been burned more than once by taking something out of the freezer for dinner only to find that it wasn't what I thought! Most recently, I thought I was defrosting Hot and Sour soup and it turned out to be gumbo! It just doesn't go with egg rolls and spare ribs!

Now, I insist everything get labeled. I write on the tops of rubbermaid and gladware containers with a white board marker and always complete the labels on a ziplok. ...or almost always
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I would never do that. It might be because I am afraid of getting food poisoning. I have some bad experiences...well I don't, but I know someone who got e coli and now I am afraid to use week-old salad dressing.
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Old 06-24-2005, 02:39 PM   #7
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We defrosted the freezer yesterday and found lots of "what do you think this is???
The garbage can will be fed very well next Tuesday.
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Old 06-24-2005, 02:49 PM   #8
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i worked a double the other night, and got home about 1am, hungry and tired. i thought dw had left me a plate of crabcakes, but they were so good she finished them off. grrrrrrr.

since i was too tired to start cooking something, and wasn't interested in going out to get fast food, i dug in the freezer and found a quart of something strange looking, kinda orangey-brown. i put it in the nuker to get it out of the container, then reheated it on the stove. it was the last quart of daub provencal (lamb's neck stew) that i made a while ago. it was delicious (but then again a dog turd would have been at that time of the morning) with some italian bread and a glass of ice cold beer. i went to sleep in the recliner with a full belly...
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Old 06-24-2005, 03:46 PM   #9
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(but then again a dog turd would have been at that time of the morning) with some italian bread and a glass of ice cold beer. i went to sleep in the recliner with a full belly...
Oh you wordsmith you.
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Old 06-24-2005, 04:27 PM   #10
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Alix is right, BT - your evocative prose is .... well...... evocative!
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