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Storing Thanksgiving Leftovers


Thanksgiving has come and gone in my house and now I have to find ways to use up leftovers. Thankfully Leslie Beck, Registered Dietitian for Globe and Mail, wrote a great article about storing leftovers safely just the other day. For the full article you can click here but I will also summarize it below.

As long as food has been stored properly you can use your Thanksgiving leftovers to repurpose meals all week long. The key is to not keeping food in the “danger zone” (4C to 60C) any longer than 2 hours. Once you’ve finished your meal pack all leftovers into air tight containers to prevent bacteria growth and store foods in the refrigerator. Continue reading