Sunday, November 30, 2008

Ask Mary: Thanksgiving Leftovers!

Dear Mary,
First of all, what do I do with all of this leftover turkey? Second of all, how long will it keep? Because I do not feel like eating it the very next day…

Good question. Turkey in between white bread could be my staple for a month. I could eat it rain or shine, in a box or with a fox… I love turkey – oh my! Actually, you can keep turkey fresh for up to four days in the frig, and you can freeze it for up to a month.

Here’s a good plan for using your leftovers. Take a break from the bird on Friday. On Saturday, make turkey sandwiches. On Sunday, cook up some turkey chili, and if you still have leftovers, make turkey curry. The chili and the curry can also be frozen if you just can’t eat another bite. Save it for when you don’t feel like cooking!