I thought exactly the same thing. For someone in convalescence, and having absolutely nothing to do during the day, this is incredibly convenient. I think I remember her using the exactly the same excuse in a previous diet? She is already cheating on a diet she just started. We have been on this rodeo before.Forgot to thaw meat for supper".... yeah & the dog ate my homework. There's a neat thing in the kitchen called a sink; typically located right below a hot water tap. Make sure meat is in a waterproof container, (ZipLoc works great), fill sink with hot water & toss in bag. Thawed meat in half an hour, which gives you time to cut & prep ingredients for the rest of the meal.