The art of meat thawing

There’s no way you can wait for the juicy meat you bought a week ago. It’s sitting idle in the freezer and is waiting being grilled. So, you have planned up the barbeque tonight and the party is due. But, you would need defrost the meat first as you can’t leave it unsafe all day on the counter; it may cause illness.

Let’s check 3 ways for healthy thawing of meat.

  1. Refrigerator Thawing

This apparently is the most basic method for defrosting the meat – keep them down in the freezer and defrost. But using this method shall spoil your party as it may take an entire day to defrost even a little amount. Primary advantage however provides you an extra day to cook the defrosted meat right away – so, if the plan changes the last moment, the delay will still allow you to cook the extra meat next day. The grounded meat can be kept for extra 1 to 2 days in the refrigerator prior cooking. Another advantage allows you to not cook the defrosted food as they can be safely refreeze within same time line.

  1. Cold Water Thawing

This method is faster than first one but requires more attention too. To defrost the bag of your meat, submerge it in cold tap water. Using hot water may heat the outer layer of meatupto a temperature where unhealthy bacteria may grow. To ensure that the water remains cold, you need to change it every 30 minutes. Using this method, small chunks of frozen meat can defrost in an hour or lesser time. Defrosting per pound of larger items may however take 30 minutes of defrosting time. Cooking the meat needs to be done immediately and any last minute plan change shall allow refreeze the cooked food only.

  1. Microwave Thawing meat

This method is the speediest of all. Adjust your microwave to “50 percent power “or “defrost” while defrosting to ensure that outer edges don’t become cooked while the remainder is frozen. If the package is in pieces, separate those as meat thaws. Cooking the meat needs to be done immediately and any last minute plan change shall allow refreeze the cooked food only.

Corporate attires for women

There are a million decisions a working woman takes including what to wear from 9 to 6 (i.e. in business hours). Work wear inspirational designs are flocking in fashion streets with full force. Different designers have their own compiled list of clothing line on their personal fashion websites to meet every professional woman’s needs.


For transforming weekday’s wardrobe one needs to make smooth changes with their seasonal pieces and incorporate slowly along-with. Adding one or may be more fall trends in the wardrobe can be useful. Here are some simple tips for picking outfits for work:

  • The base: grey and black are two commonly used office wear attire. For the ones who do not wish to follow the mainstream can also opt for colors like grey, navy blue or pine green. A white colored blouse paired with black or grey skirt is usually the basic professional wear that is commonly followed.
  • Substitute to base: a dress featuring fall prints, color, palettes and texture can also be opted. Usually in such decisions people fail to pick the right color. Neon and excessive bright outfits are a big NO-NO. Warm colors with cool-tone tie-neck dress, shirts and dark botanical wool sheath can be preferred for the official look.
  • Accessories: pumps, stilettos, Barbie flats and slip-ons are a few options one can use to pair up with the professional outfit.
  • Outwear: seasonal cardigan, flowery scarf, zipped jackets, waistcoats (sleeves or sleeveless) trench coat, wool coat and tie are few optional available to make additional detailing to the outfit.
  • Starters: for the ones who have recently entered the corporate world, the first challenge every person faces is dress code especially for the one’s employed in companies without uniform. It gets necessary to follow company norms and look great as well. For the beginners, one can opt the basic dress code that is black pencil skirt and white shirt.