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When Life Kills Your Freezer- Have a Party! No, TWO!

Monday, May 06, 2013

Yesterday we celebrated our oldest child's birthday by inviting his in-laws for lunch. We had 12 for lunch.

Almost simultaneously I discovered that my freezer had died and was in the process of defrosting/thawing... what to do? What to do?

Remembering the old maxim "When life gives you lemons- Make lemonade!" I quickly phoned a few couples to come eat up what we could from the freezer after church today, and started combining what was thawing into some creative dishes... The crockpot chicken (chicken, tomatoes, onions, oregano, and fajita seasoning) was a great success, and the shrimp/sausage gumbo (Okra, onions, celery, green pepper, roux) got good reviews though I think it still needs something to make it truly cajun.

The thing is : we had a wonderful time! There were 15 of us for this one ...

And for dessert, I tossed some leftover crumbled brownies with a couple broken sponge cake cupcakes with leftover thawed ice cream (triple chocolate)... I topped it with a dab of Cool Whip and called it "Emergency Trifle".

A good time was had by all...

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CLPURNELL 5/6/2013 10:41PM

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IMPROVINGME 5/6/2013 1:16PM

    Good for you! Glad it all turned out and hope that you can either get your freezer repaired or start shopping for a new one!
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WALLAHALLA 5/6/2013 11:58AM

    rejoice in all things...what a way to bless your friends emoticon

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SNOWYOGA 5/6/2013 11:17AM

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GWTRIKER 5/6/2013 9:23AM

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DFROMTX 5/6/2013 8:02AM

    Great ideas...glad you caught it before it all thawed & was ruined.

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JSALERNO 5/6/2013 6:14AM

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JANTWO 5/6/2013 2:03AM

    What a good idea!!!! You are amazing!!!! emoticon

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4EVERNESS 5/6/2013 1:06AM

    It's amazing, people getting joy out of the trifles of life! Sounds wonderful!

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JAMER123 5/6/2013 12:58AM

    OH my goodness!! Such resourcefulness!! It sounds like a wonderful meals with fantastic people!! Great going and thanks for sharing what could have ended up in a lot of tossed out foods.
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LATTELEE 5/6/2013 12:56AM

  Yes!

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