Monday, November 23, 2015

After the Thanksgiving feast, there are always leftovers. And that’s one of the best parts of the holiday, enjoying the food for several days.

But, there is always a concern about how long those leftovers stay good. The obvious step in this is to make sure they are properly stored. Still Tasty has some tips for making your meal last longer whether you are storing it for a few days in the refrigerator or for longer in the freezer.

• Refrigerate leftover Thanksgiving turkey, stuffing, gravy and other cooked side dishes within two hours of serving. It’s okay to place warm food in the refrigerator.

• Carve leftover turkey meat off the bones before refrigerating. Place the leftover turkey and stuffing in separate containers.

• Divide leftover turkey and other cooked dishes into smaller portions and refrigerate or freeze in covered shallow containers for quicker cooling.

Once the food is prepared for storage, it’s important to know the shelf life so you can enjoy it without concern.

What are your tips on storing your leftovers? And have you ever heard of leftover wine? Please share your thoughts. 

H/T: Still Tasty

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