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Accidentally defrosted freezer ~ please help

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BenRoo Wed 12-Oct-11 17:17:11

When I went to my freezer today I discovered I'd left it open for a couple of days and everything (£50+ meat etc) has defrosted.
All of it was still cold and didn't smell.
I've washed the meat and made lots of casseroles,spag Bol etc ready to freeze but my question is: how long can I keep it frozen for???

PotteringAlong Wed 12-Oct-11 17:22:25

For as long as you want! Should keep frozen a d be fine for however long you need it

HerdOfTinyElephants Wed 12-Oct-11 17:26:19

Casseroles etc. can normally be frozen for up to three months. It doesn't make any difference that the meat was previously frozen when raw, it's still three months once you have cooked it.

HerdOfTinyElephants Wed 12-Oct-11 17:27:36

(I will add that three months is the official advice; personally I tend to just freeze things almost indefinitely or until I next defrost my freezer and not worry too much about it)

BenRoo Wed 12-Oct-11 19:39:03

Phew!
In the positive side I now have a fully defrosted freezer packed full of homemade ready meals wink

Thank you!

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