How long they last and recipes

How long they last and recipes

Thanksgiving Day leftovers don’t have to be boring repetitions of the same meal.

Here are some tips, ideas, and inspirations on how to use up the rest of your turkey day feast.

How long does it take?

No one wants food poisoning, so there are two important rules to follow when handling Thanksgiving leftovers.

Everything you’ve made should be refrigerated within a maximum of two hours, he says the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The time frame is reduced by a full hour if the food is piping hot or above 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

The second rule is that food, unless frozen, can be kept refrigerated for four days.

What can I do with it?

If you want to go the uncomplicated route, it helps to know how to heat things up properly instead of putting them in a microwave.

When it comes to reheating turkey, a number of cooks recommend putting it in the oven slowly and slowly (300 degrees for 30 minutes) with just a spoonful of stock or stock on top of the meat to keep it moist.