RE: 'fresh' meat
Personally I don't take any chances even if you can refreeze beef.
I always cook it and then freeze it even if it has thawed.
I NEVER refreeze chicken and make sure to wash it thoroughly and salt it before cooking.
I've never had any food poisioning.
I like to cook all the meat for the week on Sunday if I'm going to be really busy.
Fajitas, tacos, burrritos, spaghetti and meat balls, stuff peppers, stir fry, stew, stroganoff, cabbage/bean soup (has meat in it)
Beauty is a habit of the mind.