Just because the weather is looking great this week, doesn't mean old man winter is done with us just yet!  This "life hack" was originally intended for when you leave town to escape a storm, but it can be helpful year round!

If you plan on leaving your house for an extended period of time take a cup of water and freeze it solid then place a quarter on top of the ice and put the cup back in the freezer. When you return home check the cup. If the quarter is mysteriously frozen inside the ice, that means your power was out for an extended period of time and your food could have potentially gone bad! The general rule of thumb with this is if the quarter is at the bottom of the cup, your food is probably spoiled and if the quarter is halfway, it could potentially be ok to eat, just use caution.

Make sure to freeze a cup of water before you head up to the cabin next weekend!!