Unless an unexpectedly huge crowd shows up at your home on Thanksgiving, you will be eating leftovers from the meal for at least a week. Â On the plus side, this means a break from cooking for a while. Â However, there are a few things to keep in mind before you set some food aside for later. Donâ€™t Wait to Store the LeftoversÂ
It is best to refrigerate or freeze perishable foods in two hours or less. Â Bacteria grows best in an environment between 40 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit, so be sure to get your food sealed and stored in a refrigerator
or freezer as promptly as possible. Â You made need to be creative and flexible if your guests are still grazing on the some of the food. Donâ€™t Thaw at Room TemperatureÂ
It is safest to thaw leftovers gradually in the refrigerator or in a pan of cold water. Â Defrosting in water should be done while the food is in sealed plastic bags. Â If time is short, food can be thawed in a microwave. Do Heat Your Food Up RightÂ
With the volume of leftovers you have, you will probably end up using any container you can find. Â However, when it comes to heating up your leftovers, be sure to use containers that are designed to stand up to the heat of a microwave oven
. Â It is best to stick with containers that are designated as â€œmicrowave safeâ€. Â Also, cover your food with plastic wrap when you reheat it. Â This will help keep in the moisture. Enjoy your holidays. Â Also, take the time to make sure you can enjoy all the leftovers as well. Â Contact K&N Sales
for assistance with picking appliances to store and reheat those leftovers.