In this episode of Cooking 101, host Toni Martinez explores new and creative ways of using Thanksgiving leftovers. She explains how to properly store leftovers and when to throw them out.
See below for recipes.
Turkey melt (serves 1):
â€¢ 2 slices whole grain bread
â€¢ 3 slices (3-5 ounces) roasted turkey breast
â€¢ 1-2 slices Swiss cheese
â€¢ Â¼ cup raw, fresh baby spinach
â€¢ 1 tsp. light butter
Pumpkin Pie Parfait (serves 2-4):
â€¢ 2 cups pumpkin pie filling, scooped from cooked pie
â€¢ 2 cups light vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt, softened
â€¢ Â¼ cup graham cracker crumbs
â€¢ 8 Tbs. light whipped cream
â€¢ 4 Tbs. candied walnuts or pecans
Leftover Safety Tips
â€¢ Keep food out of the temperature danger zone (41-135Â°F) to keep bacteria from growing.
â€¢ Put food in a cooler or ice box if traveling with it for more than an hour.
â€¢ Leftovers can be kept at 41Â°F or lower for 7 days, and at 45Â°F for 4 days.
â€¢ When using your leftovers, take out only the food that you are going to use.
â€¢ Do not let food sit out at room temperature for long periods of time.