I bought some oxtail for a casserole on 22 October, popped them in my (*) ice box and meant to put them in the main freezer later that day. They're still in my ice box.
The meat is frozen but I can dig my nail into the fat; it all smells fine (I haven't defrosted it yet). Wikipedia says a 1* freezer can store pre-frozen food for up to a week, the oxtail wasn't pre-frozen.
Would you cook with it (assuming once it's defrosted it still smells OK)?