Tonight, I got off work around 5 and headed to the gym to work out while Bryan finished up what he had to do at work. I actually like that we get to carpool and that our schedules work out that I still get to use the gym at work most days. Tonight, I knew I was going walking with Jan again, so I decided to do some strength and flexibility training while I had the opportunity. Truth is, I knew if I waited till after the walk, it wouldn’t get done.
So, I did my weights and some yoga and walked a mile on the treadmill while watching Food Network (my favorite pastime in the gym). Then we came home. I mixed up a seasoning rub and pulled out the salmon to thaw (we cooked this after our walk and it was delicious!). Then Jan came and we headed on our walk. We did 3 miles together! It started out being a bit warm, but it slowly cooled down as we kept going. Meanwhile, Bryan took the opportunity to mow the lawn.
Well, when we got back to the house, the first thing Bryan told me was that the freezer breaker had tripped and everything in our big freezer in the shed was almost thawed. So, Jan and I quickly moved everything inside to the refrigerator/freezer, sadly tossing some things that weren’t as cool as others. Thanks for your help, Jan! Fortunately, we didn’t have to throw too much away. A lot of the stuff was still slightly frozen, so we caught it in time. While I was putting everything away inside, Bryan cleaned up the freezer (and a small portion of the floor in front of the freezer) for me. What a sweetheart!
One thing that doesn’t really thaw too well is blueberries. And I had two big bags of them out there. They were still chilled, so I decided to make lemons into lemonade…or shall we say, blueberries into blueberry cobbler! I used about 6 cups for the cobbler and patted dry the rest and placed them in the dehydrator. I’ve never dehydrated blueberries before, but they’re selling them in grocery stores next to the raisins and cranberries, so I figured it was worth a shot.
Life happens, and it’s better to throw out a $10 bag of chicken than to get some form of foodborne illness and incur lost wages and possible medical bills! I know it hurts, but when stuff like this happens, use my grandmother’s saying: “When in doubt, throw it out!” And when life gives you a bag of thawed blueberries, make blueberry cobbler!