Dating back to my college days, the majority of my dinners consisted of putting together a couple ham and cheese sandwiches, a bowl of ramen noodles or a quick omelette using the aforementioned sandwich ingredients. When I was feeling motivated, however, I’d look to the grill and attempt to cook up some fish, steak or anything else that was on sale at the local Jewel. The problem with this was, very rarely did I remember to take the meat out of the freezer early enough to have it thawed in time. This resulted in running hot water over the ‘block of ice’ thawing it maybe halfway, giving up and putting the meat back in the fridge, having it inevitably go bad, waste it and, ultimately, making that sandwich for dinner. This problem has persisted and I’ll seemingly never learn to remember to put out the frozen food to thaw.