Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Dinner's Ready

When I was little, my dad would sometimes call me from work when I got home from school and ask me to take the meat for dinner out of the freezer and let it chill out in the fridge. Invariably I would forget until some point later in the afternoon, but this was ok as I could simply take it out, leave it on the bench in Darwin's lovely (read: stinking hot) weather, and it would be defrosted in time for dad to cook it for dinner.

It seems that my childhood left me illprepared for both following instructions and defrosting food in Adelaide's more chilly climate.


  1. Bwaaa haaaa haaaaa!

    Don't know how safe and hygienic it is, but I haven't killed anyone yet. Chuck the meat in a ziplock bag and put it in a sink full of warm water. Not hot. Defrosts fairly quickly.

    Shit. I am such a mother.

  2. Anonymous10:51 pm

    I wonder how a girl manages through life with such limitations. I suppose you eat a lot of crackers and pretend you have a hearing problem. This would be the only way to compensate.

  3. When we were first married I didn't have a microwave and if I forgot to defrost meat before going to work I'd end up running across town with a lump of hamburger to my sister's place to use her microwave :)

  4. haha yeah i'm pretty bad at defrosting in normal temperatures too. you're not alone with that one.


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