Tips For Storing Your Holiday Leftovers


1. Tips for Storing Holiday Leftovers

Is there anything better than a gigantic feast? Well, actually there is in my opinion — sneakily picking at the leftovers for the next couple of days. Sure, it’s easy to incorporate all of the leftovers into other meals in the days following a holiday feast, but it’s also kind of satisfying to slyly pick off a piece of turkey every now and then.

Problems can arise, however, if you do not store said leftovers correctly. First and foremost, you don’t want to make yourself sick. If not stored properly, all cooked food can become a breeding ground for bacteria over time. Also, mixing raw and cooked ingredients can promote cross-contamination, which is a recipe for disaster.

Another factor is storing your food to best maintain quality so that all of your time an effort isn’t wasted. In many cases, there is absolutely no reason why those dishes shouldn’t taste just as good a few days later, sometimes even better, but you’ve got to save everything the right way.

Here is a complete guide for storing your holiday leftovers, answering the hows, the wheres and the whys so you can draw out that perfect holiday dinner even longer.