Corned beef from 2016, unearthed from freezer
Crockpots are so useful.
I unearthed a slab of cryofrozen corned beef from our freezer. According to the label, it was packed back in late summer of 2016. It was packed and processed with a heavily seasoned marinade, spice packet in case you didn't think there was enough mustard and other such stuff, all sealed in a heavy, thick plastic bag.
It was bought and paid for a long time ago so I wasn't throwing it out.
I rinsed off much of the marinade (which I would have done even if I'd bought it yesterday), cut up the slab, and put it into the crockpot with plenty of onions and carrots. To add liquid, I added a can of Progresso mushroom soup dating back to 2015. It had been lurking at the back of the pantry.
Everything came out great! The meat and gravy tasted fine, served over plain rice. The remains got converted into soup which we ate last night.
The crockpot makes it much easier to use potentially freezer-burned meat. If you don't have one, I highly recommend getting one. They're not expensive and if you've got a family, they're very useful.
If you're a small household, they're less useful because they work best if they're full. That's nearly a gallon of soup, stew, or pot-roasted meat which means you'll be eating that meal for days. But for a larger household? They're gold.