Treat Your Leftovers Well, and They Will Treat You Well

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Treat Your Leftovers Well, and They Will Treat You Well

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November 26, 2014 l Topics:Blogs l By kn
Screen Shot 2014-11-26 at 8.25.18 AMUnless an unexpectedly huge crowd shows up at your home on Thanksgiving, you will be eating leftovers from the meal for at least a week.  On the plus side, this means a break from cooking for a while.  However, there are a few things to keep in mind before you set some food aside for later. Don’t Wait to Store the Leftovers It is best to refrigerate or freeze perishable foods in two hours or less.  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.  You made need to be creative and flexible if your guests are still grazing on the some of the food. Don’t Thaw at Room Temperature It is safest to thaw leftovers gradually in the refrigerator or in a pan of cold water.  Defrosting in water should be done while the food is in sealed plastic bags.  If time is short, food can be thawed in a microwave. Do Heat Your Food Up Right With the volume of leftovers you have, you will probably end up using any container you can find.  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.  It is best to stick with containers that are designated as “microwave safe”.  Also, cover your food with plastic wrap when you reheat it.  This will help keep in the moisture. Enjoy your holidays.  Also, take the time to make sure you can enjoy all the leftovers as well.  Contact K&N Sales for assistance with picking appliances to store and reheat those leftovers.