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Okay. I can admit when I messed up

Discussion in 'Journals' started by Ashoka, Jan 15, 2022 at 5:25 AM.

  1. Ashoka

    Ashoka Om Namah Shivaya

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    I'm only human.

    And maybe I didn't realize that the settings on the freezer were at max, thus freezing the whole fridge. You know?

    Making it impossible to work.

    So now I need to defrost it.

    So if anyone needs me, I'll be the girl with the hair dryer defrosting my fridge.

    Also, yes, I know I can unplug it. I will.

    (But at least now I don't need to buy a new one or pay for repairs).
     
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  2. Secret Chief

    Secret Chief Meghalayan Ape

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    We'd make a great team. I take stuff out of it then forget to close the lid.
     
  3. Seeker of White Light

    Seeker of White Light Think before you speak....so stay silent.

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    Glad your freezer was not shot :)
     
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  4. exchemist

    exchemist Veteran Member

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    That's rather a result, then!

    I probably need to defrost my freezer too, but my kitchen is too cold in winter. It takes ages, as I'm too lazy to muck about with hair dryers: I just turn it off, empty everything into a cool bag with some cold blocks, and leave the freezer door open for a couple of hours. I'll do it in the spring.
     
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    RestlessSoul Well-Known Member

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    “I’ll do it in the spring” is an excellent motto to live by imo. Especially at this time of year.
     
  6. exchemist

    exchemist Veteran Member

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    Except for your tax return...........
     
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  7. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Its a winner...

    Trick i use when d frosting the freezer,
    Wrap the food up in plenty's of newspaper and place it in freezer bags, a fridge (or here, at the moment, outside), switch off, open the door about a foot, place cardboard over the top v gap and down leaving enough space at the bottom for ...

    ... A fan heater to blow warm air in.

    Just keep checking and mopping up the defrosted water, definitely don't let it run to the fan heater... around half hour later, job done
     
  8. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    Reminds me of once getting Mr Truck stuck in
    some mud. Eventually I realized that for the front
    wheels to work, I had to lock in the hubs (to get
    4 wheel drive). The universe wailed "Duh!".
     
  9. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    Unlike the rest of us error prone space aliens.

    D'oh.
     
  10. Audie

    Audie Veteran Member

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    We like to get fresh every day
     
  11. exchemist

    exchemist Veteran Member

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    So do I.

    But, being European, I often cook dishes that do not have to be eaten immediately. So I can save effort by cooking enough for 2 meals and freezing half. Also I have a number of prepared ingredients, such as stock, pesto, stewed fruit, breadcrumbs, etc., which can be made in advance, kept frozen and defrosted for use as needed, plus a few frozen fruits and vegetables that are seasonal and freeze well, such as broad beans and peas.

    Since my son went off to university I use the freezer even more, as I am usually cooking just for myself. So to justify the effort of preparation it makes sense to make enough for 2 or 4, and freeze the extra for labour-free meals later.
     
  12. Audie

    Audie Veteran Member

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    I cheat
     
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