Purge The Fridge. Thanksgiving Leftovers Can Make You Really Sick.
Aaaah Thanksgiving. There's nothing as awesome as eating leftover turkey sandwiches on Thanksgiving night. And who can possibly turn down a slice of pumpkin pie, the next day. That is until you're hovering over the toilet with a case of botulism because you just had to have one more bowl of Nana's green bean casserole...a day after it should have been tossed in the trash.
But if you're like me, you rolled the dice last night, and had some Thanksgiving leftovers because you didn't feel like cooking. If so, I hope you enjoyed it, because it's time to purge the fridge.
Experts say the turkey only stays good in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. So that means after today, you run the risk of getting sick from a build-up of bacteria. Maybe you can extend it by a day...IF you picked it all off the bone and sealed it container with a tight lid. So go crazy tonight and eat it...or freeze it.
The mashed potatoes, and the stuffing, lasts about as long. And that delicious gravy is only good for a day or two. So if you haven't tossed it yet...you need to.
The good news is, pumpkin pie is probably ok...as is apple pie...for another day or so, if you stuck in the fridge right away.
Oh and cranberry sauce is the one Thanksgiving food that does keep for a while. That's because all the sugar acts as a preservative, so you can leave it in the fridge up to two weeks and still eat it. And we know how people in New Hampshire love their cranberry sauce.
Anyway, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Only four more weeks and we can all overindulge on ham and Christmas cookies!