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Mom has in the 2nd fridge a 4 year old frozen salmon. Is there a chance it is still good or not?
 

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Well we have 2 cats. Do I just let it thaw then? Its large as in 2-3 pounds. I think I would have to do a little at a time.
 

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I'd eat it. Then again, I ate the June "going away" cake that got left in the school refrigerator when we got back in September.
 

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My mom thought it was "frugal" to buy a small chest sized freezer,and fill it with enough food to feed a family of 12 for a few weeks....that was about 1999..

Last year,I opened the freezer,which is in the celler in the furnace room (stupid place I know!)--and I found dozens of frozen pizzas,steaks,ham,and a bunch of other things that were almost TEN years old!...it smelled like death inside!..:eck16:

I had to haul the entire freezer outside,empty it,and then wash it with bleach and the garden hose...at the bottom of the pile I found a 22 lb turkey,frozen so solid it sounded like a bowling ball when I dropped it..I left it in the woods out back,it took 3 days to thaw out,and it took about 3 weeks before it finally got dragged off by some scavenger..
The rest of the food I stuffed in a large trash bag--the guy at the dump saod "no FOOD allowed in the dumpsters!"...after a long argument,I told him I was tossing it in anyway,and if he wanted to call the cops,to go ahead--he relented and said "well--I'll let you leave it THIS time!"..(he added that only one dump in another town can accept "food products"--he suggested I take it there,or to a local pig farm,or bury it all in my garden! :mad:)...

The freezer is still empty,unplugged,and wont be used again most likely...bet we could have saved a lot more money by NOT having it,leaving it running for 10 years,not to mention all the cash wasted it took to FILL the darn thing!...

What disturbs me,is I probably was FED some of that "food" without me knowing it came from that freezer!....:eck16:...
 

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TH, count how many times and days you have been without power for the last 10 years and then you will know how many times that food was thawed and then refrozen. Yuck!:drunkie:
 

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My mom thought it was "frugal" to buy a small chest sized freezer,and fill it with enough food to feed a family of 12 for a few weeks....that was about 1999..

Last year,I opened the freezer,which is in the celler in the furnace room (stupid place I know!)--and I found dozens of frozen pizzas,steaks,ham,and a bunch of other things that were almost TEN years old!...it smelled like death inside!..:eck16:

I had to haul the entire freezer outside,empty it,and then wash it with bleach and the garden hose...at the bottom of the pile I found a 22 lb turkey,frozen so solid it sounded like a bowling ball when I dropped it..I left it in the woods out back,it took 3 days to thaw out,and it took about 3 weeks before it finally got dragged off by some scavenger..
The rest of the food I stuffed in a large trash bag--the guy at the dump saod "no FOOD allowed in the dumpsters!"...after a long argument,I told him I was tossing it in anyway,and if he wanted to call the cops,to go ahead--he relented and said "well--I'll let you leave it THIS time!"..(he added that only one dump in another town can accept "food products"--he suggested I take it there,or to a local pig farm,or bury it all in my garden! :mad:)...

The freezer is still empty,unplugged,and wont be used again most likely...bet we could have saved a lot more money by NOT having it,leaving it running for 10 years,not to mention all the cash wasted it took to FILL the darn thing!...

What disturbs me,is I probably was FED some of that "food" without me knowing it came from that freezer!....:eck16:...
About half of the food mom puts in the 2 fridges/freezers rots before she gets to it. She will take an afternoon to clean out her fridge in the kitchen and a few days later look at it and say, look at all of the room in there and splurges buying a lot more food. And the cycle begins all over again.
 
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