It’s January 5, 2011. You have December food in the fridge. Why throw away the holiday food? If you’ve ever wondered how long is too long to archive those brussel sprouts, here’s a guide, courtesy of The Sac Chef.

A list of common leftovers and recommended refrigerator storage times:

  • soups and stews: 3 to 4 days
  • gravy and meat broth: 1 to 2 days
  • cooked turkey, meat and meat dishes: 3 to 4 days
  • cooked poultry dishes: 3 to 4 days
  • casseroles:3 to 4 days
  • luncheon meats: opened package 3 to 5 days; unopened package 2 weeks
  • pasta & potato salads: 3 to 5 days

Some attractive ways to store leftovers:

Here’s to your good health in 2011!

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