Storing and Reheating Leftovers

Contributed By: LR

Storing The Food

The aftermath. Holiday meals usually mean lots of leftovers. Although you may not feel like doing much after a big meal, be sure to refrigerate or freeze leftovers within two hours of cooking the food. Separate leftovers into shallow containers.

Turkey should be removed from the bone and stored separately from the stuffing and gravy. Use leftovers within 4 days, except stuffing and gravy which should be used within 2 days. If that seems like an impossible feat, freeze the leftovers.

Revisiting the holidays.

To serve the feast again, reheat leftovers to 165 degrees and boil soups, sauces, and gravies.

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Created on ... November 25, 2006