You may be putting yourself at risk.

So, just how long can you eat the Thanksgiving leftovers safely? The answer varies, but it's something you should be aware of.

How long is it safe to eat Turkey?  According to an article in The Daily Mail, it's just a couple of days before things start getting sketchy. If you get the roasted turkey into the fridge within 2 hours, you'll be safe to eat it for 3 days. After that, you're taking chances.

How about the gravy?  MMMmmmm, gravy... It ties everything together. So, how long will this be good in the fridge?

If you get it into the fridge, it'll be safe to eat for ONE TO TWO DAYS. Be sure it boils when you reheat it. If you go beyond that time limit, pitch it.

Homemade cranberry sauce will last for a couple of weeks, IF you get it into the fridge quickly.

The real winners of the "How long will this be safe to eat" leftovers are the desserts. Perhaps because they are so tasty and sweet, the bacteria don't really like them. Some cake may last 2 weeks in the fridge, not that I'd want to eat two-week-old cake.

Frosted cakes don't last as long as ones that aren't frosted. But who makes a cake and doesn't frost it?

How long does Thanksgiving food last in your house?



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