One of the few casualities of the weekend power failure was the food we brought up to the cabin in coolers. We kept it all cool in the garage but I wasn't comfortable refreezing anything or keeping anything long term. It all needed to be used or thrown out and there was little chance of me throwing it out!
First on my list of things to use up was a four pound brick of extra firm tofu. I made tofu bacon and served it along with pumpkin pancakes made from the pumpkin puree that had begun to defrost. There made enough of this for two breakfasts for everyone.
There was a big container of frozen bananas that I had planned to use in smoothies. These I blended up and made 6 loaves of banana bread which has made mornings go very smoothly this week.
The veggies that were along for the ride were used in various soups and sauces.
BTW, I don't recommend using foods that have been without refrigeration and allowed to come to 40 degrees or more. Four hours at an unsafe temperature and you're on your way to some heavy duty food poisoning. When in doubt, always throw it out. I kept close track of the temperature in the garage (never above 30 degrees) and of the condition of the food. I knew most of the thawing occured on the ride to and from the cabin. Frugality is important but food safety definitely needs to come first.