Thanksgiving: The day after

Published On: Dec 24 2013 04:45:48 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 18 2013 04:01:00 PM EST

Read up: Thanksgiving: What to do the day of

Turkey, meat items: 3-4 days

Notes: On Thanksgiving Day: Remove meat from carcass and layer in shallow pan, no more than 2" deep. Cover and refrigerate within 2 hours after Thanksgiving meal. Leftovers can be frozen and stored 2-6 months.

Stuffing or dressing, Gravy: 1-2 days Freeze leftovers within 24 hours of the meal for later use.

Casseroles (green bean casserole, sweet potato, mashed potatoes): 4-5 days Leftovers can be frozen after 3 days and stored in the freezer 2-6 months.

Cooked Vegetables: 4-5 days

Cranberry sauce, relish: 6 days

Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie: 2 days for best quality, 5 days for food safety Store covered in the refrigerator.

Notes from USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service:

Storing Your Leftovers

Reheating Your Turkey

---In the Oven

In the Microwave Oven


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