How long are those leftovers good for?

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I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  My Thanksgiving was wonderful and delicious.   Now that Thanksgiving is over the battle for storage space in the fridge begins. The time has come for me to go grocery shopping, however, I don’t have any space in my fridge due to Thanksgiving leftovers.   I want to throw away these leftovers to make room for fresh food, but how do I justify throwing away food?   Fortunately, the answer to my dilemma was only a google search away.    According to the Food and Drug Administrations’s food storage chart, leftovers should be thrown away after three or four days.  Also, according to FDA’s  FoodSafety page,  you won’t be able to taste or smell any difference in food when it starts to go bad.  Unless you want to spend more time in the bathroom and less time in the kitchen, keep track of how long your food has been in the fridge.  I recommend writing the date  on freezer tape and putting it on the container of food.  For further reading on food storage  check out  www.StillTasty.com.  Arm yourself with knowledge and you too will have the power to free up space in your fridge. Happy cleaning!

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