Leftovers aren’t forever!

November 21, 2012 | By andrea | Filed in: Christmas, Entertaining Tip, Fun Food Facts, Handy Hints, Holidays, Morsels & Musings, Thanksgiving, Turkey.

Here’s some great advice on how to safely store your holiday leftovers (or any meal for that matter):

Leftovers Aren’t Forever
-from Thanksgiving 101 by Rick Rodgers

On Thanksgiving, store your leftovers safely. Get any leftover turkey and stuffing into the refrigerator within two hours of serving. Never leave leftovers out overnight.

Slice all of the turkey meat from the carcass and place in shallow plastic containers or self-sealing plastic bags, or wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Scrape all of the stuffing from the carcass, and refrigerate it separately from the turkey meat. (If you plan to use the carcass for soup, chop or break it into manageable pieces and store in plastic bags.) Refrigerate at 40°F or below, and serve within two or three days, or freeze and use within three months. 

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