But a fridge is supposed to keep your food cold!
July 26, 2014 11:44 AM Subscribe
We just returned from a trip, and the fridge is more or less warm. We've been gone since Monday morning. Do I need to throw everything out, or is some of this stuff okay to eat? I'm thinking about how there have been times in other people's homes where I was surprised to find something in the cupboard that I've always refrigerated. I'm hoping that some of my stuff could be able to cross over. List of what's in my fridge below the fold.
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Opened, I have red salsa, green salsa, tahini, fish sauce, tandoori paste, dry yeast, jam, mustard, sriracha, maple syrup, hoisin sauce, italian salad dressing, molasses and a jar of chipotle in adobo.
Unopened, there is white miso paste, cream cheese, and a small log of goat cheese. I know the dairy should be parted with, but part of me wonders if the preservatives in cream cheese might give it amazing survival powers - it's Philly if that makes a difference. Also, how about eggs?
Luckily the freezer is okay, still frosty cold, and I mean frosty --- the back of it is a big icy mass. I googled this condition and I think I know what the problem is; it's either the defrost timer or the defrost drainage. I have a cooler with ice for the inevitable wait until my landlord gets around to helping out.
Any suggestions for what can be salvaged?