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Storing Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Storing Thanksgiving leftovers

  1. Don’t Try To Stick an Entire Leftover Turkey in Your Fridge or FreezerI don’t cook turkey myself,  but my Mom would have me divide the bird into turkey bones for Bone Broth and put the turkey slices in Ziploc (store enough to serve 4)
  2. Store Leftover Cranberry Sauce in Glass or Plasticif you store it in a glass container instead of pouring over the turkey before storing it will stay fresher longer.
  3. Remove Stuffing From Turkey Before Refrigeratingto avoid cross-contamination it should be removed from the bird before storing it.
  4. Don’t Bother Freezing Those Cooked Potatoes!Mash potatoes freeze well, baked and roasted don’t!
  5. Contrary to Popular Belief, Pumpkin Pie Freezes Just FineYou can store a baked pumpkin pie in the freezer and, although the texture might be slightly affected, it should taste exactly the same.
  6. Apple Pie Can Be Left Out For a Couple of Days, Not Pumpkin! Leftover pumpkin pie needs to be refrigerated almost immediately, but this isn’t the case with apple pie. 
  7. There’s Nothing Wrong with Freezing Leftover WineI’m not crazy . . . it may not maintain the same body or bouquet, but refrigerated or frozen wine is still a perfect cooking ingredient, especially over the colder months in soups, stews, and sauces. (I learned this years ago from Julia Childs – that chick knew wine!)
  8. Don’t Keep Bread in the FridgeIt’s perfectly fine to leave bread out, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with freezing it, but the bread shouldn’t be refrigerated because doing that will make it dry out and become stale. (I learned this from my “Bread Baker” husband!)

Peace Harmony & Bon Appetite’

XO Cheryl

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