Watermelon: Enjoy It All Year Long - 30 Easy Watermelon Recipes from Mr. Food Free eCookbook
Leftover Storage Tips
We are adding the recipe to your Recipe Box.
This was added to your Recipe Box.
The Mr. Food Test Kitchen shares their own food safety and refrigerator leftover storage tips! This easy-to-read chart ensures your own holiday leftovers will be wrapped and put away to be safely enjoyed a second time.
What to Do
- No food should be allowed to sit out at room temperature for more than two hours (see Note).
- Place food into shallow containers, divvying leftovers into smaller or personal-sized portions, and immediately put in the refrigerator or freezer for rapid cooling.
- Foods must be kept covered in a refrigerator at the proper safe temperature zone of 38 to 40 degrees F.
|PRODUCT||REFRIGERATOR STORAGE TIMES|
|Ham, fully cooked||3 to 4 days|
|Turkey, fully cooked||2 days|
|Cooked meat & meat casseroles||3 to 4 days|
|Gravy & meat broth||1 to 2 days|
|Cooked poultry casseroles||3 to 4 days|
|Poultry pieces, plain||3 to 4 days|
|Poultry pieces in broth or gravy||1 to 2 days|
|Pizza, cooked||3 to 4 days|
|Stuffing, cooked, outside a bird||1 to 2 days|
|Cold-cut trays||3 days|
|Mashed potatoes||1 to 2 days|
|Cranberry sauce||7 days|
|Sweet potatoes, cooked||7 days|
|Pumpkin Pie||2 to 3 days|
|Eggnog||4 to 5 days after “Sell by” date|
This guide refers to a total of two hours during a food’s lifetime, and doesn’t mean two hours every time you take it out of the refrigerator. And, of course, if you have any doubt about whether or not a food is still fresh and safe to eat: Be safe and throw it out.
For a great way to use leftovers, try our Ham Frittata. It's so yummy, nobody'll know it was made with leftovers!
LATEST TV RECIPE & VIDEO
This hearty, all-in-one, beefed-up dinner will definitely knock your lederhosen socks off! Our Slow Cooker Short Ribs and Cabbage is a German-inspired dish that features meaty ribs in a sweet and tangy sauce with lots of cabbage. It's a slow cooker dinner that'll have everyone saying, "Ach Das Schmeckt!" (That's "OOH IT'S SO GOOD!!" in German!)
- Types of Onions and How to Choose the Right Onion
- How to Make Candy: 12 Easy Chocolate Candy Recipes
- How to Freeze a Casserole
- Table Setting 101
- Make Ahead Casserole Tips
- Easy Recipes for College Students
- Types of Corn and How to Choose Corn
- 20 Tips for Baking Perfect Cookies
- How to Doctor Up Store-Bought Stuffing
- How to Make a Gingerbread House