Our chest freezer is dying. We’ve known this day would come, as it’s only . . . ummmm . . . at least 40 years old. Yes, that thing is older than I am.
But it was free! And we’ve had it for almost 7 years.
Last night, I opened it up to put a few things in, and noticed that the fish my husband had put in the day before were only partially frozen. It had been over 24 hours and they should have been frozen solid.
So, today we went on the adventure of finding a new freezer, and I wasn’t terribly upset since I’ve been wanting a new one, an upright, for a very long time.
It’s being delivered tomorrow, so we took the rest of the stuff that we “can’t lose” (that didn’t get moved into the fridge-freezer last night) over to a friend’s house. Then we looked down in the depths to see what was there.
One large package of crawfish, special ordered for my husband’s 40th birthday party . . . but no one ate much of it, because it is an acquired taste not yet acquired by most of our friends. Very expensive stuff. He will be 44 this fall.
One package of imitation crab meat, purchased at a grocery store unique to the town where we used to live . . . five years ago.
A package of pork something-or-others, also purchased at aforementioned grocery store from five years ago. We don’t eat much pork, so I’m thinking it was “too good of a deal” to pass up.
2 bags of ice, different kinds. Evidently, we bought a bag of ice for a party, not knowing that we already had a bag from a previous party, and didn’t need either.
Huge package of giant freezer pops purchased as a “moneymaker” at CVS at the end of summer two years ago. Since I bought 4 boxes, I’m now very thankful that I had the wisdom to give the other three away. Not the wisdom to remember to eat the ones I kept . . .
A turkey purchased for really cheap last Thanksgiving, with the noble intention of donating it. Obviously, I’m not that noble.
I’m sure that my new upright freezer will solve all of my “what’s in there?” problems and I’ll never again lose or waste a thing.