For the last 5 days PG&E has shut off power to nearly 1 million homes and businesses in Northern/Central California to "keep us safe". This means my fridge has been:
on for 4 hours,
off for one hour,
on for 5 hours,
off for 14 hours,
each of the 5 days.
I normally keep the freezer at 0°F, and the fridge at 38°F, but in the morning the fridge was more like mid to high 40's, and the freezer middle 30's (fruit definitely got a little soft, but ice was not melted but did have that moist outer layer). So my question is what should I throw out?
Freezer Contents: berries, pineapple, bananas, breads, hash browns, butter (salted and unsalted).
Fridge Contents: eggs, milk, sour cream, cream cheese, butter, luncheon meat, mayo, salad dressings, mustards, jarred marinara & salsa, and some bottled sauces (chipoltle, worcestershire, soy, etc).
I am usually pretty conservative with expiration dates so my thought was to chuck it all, but I'm pretty sure the butter is alright, and there is a lot of frozen fruit. Not sure about the cream cheese (it is still factory sealed), luncheon meat, mayo, eggs, milk, etc.
What say you all?
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