Our freezer stopped working on Saturday. Our deep freezer. You know, the one chocked full of meats bought in bulk, extra spaghetti sauce, the casseroles I doubled for a “rainy day”, a handful of Kashi and Healthy Choice frozen meals for when my Hubs is gone, giant bags of fruit for smoothies, veggies, and more. Yeah….that freezer. The one that was packed to the gills. It seems to have died, or decided to take a break from cooling for awhile in this sticky, South Carolina, summer heat.
All of the meat thawed. It was amply cool, but completely thawed.
So, after a few moments of panic over the thought of losing a few hundred dollars worth of food, we decided to make lemonade out of lemons.
We sent an email to a boatload of friends this morning, and tonight… we had an emergency feast.
And a feast it was too. I roasted pheasants, grilled pork tenderloin and chicken breasts, made fruit cobblers, and yellow rice. Our friends brought more amazing sides and desserts…Tomato Panzanella salad, fresh fruit, green salads, pasta salad, banana cream pie, and more. We probably had 30 people over…on a whim…an emergency whim. And it was fun!
And as we cleaned out the freezer, I got to thinking how this process today reminds me of life so often.
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