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If I cook a product can I store the leftovers in the refrigerator?
Cook once, eat twice! After entertaining, leftovers provide a bonus meal or two after the party.
Here are a few tips for safely storing leftovers:
Keep bacteria out and protect the flavor of leftovers by storing them in airtight storage containers or aluminum foil. Slice roasts, turkeys and ham into smaller pieces and divide into containers; cool foods rapidly by refrigerating or freezing within 2 hours. Leftovers should be eaten within 3 to 4 days or can be frozen for 3 to 4 months. After thawing frozen leftovers in the refrigerator or microwave, they should be eaten within 3 to 4 days.