Originally Posted by gretah
Don't leave any food in the freezer, especially protein.
The power may go out and your freezer could be off for a good length of time. Then power and freezer comes back on. When you get home, you have no idea the food could be dangerous.
Leave a bowl or ziplock Baggie with ice cubes in it in your freezer.
If they aren't cubes when you get back, toss everything.