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  1. #1
    Kalmia Guest

    Default Leftover Rules

    These are out of the latest Nutrition Action.

    2 Hours -- 2 Inches -- 4 Days

    2 hours from oven to fridge -
    Refrigerate or freeze leftovers within 2 hours of cooking.

    2 inches thickto cool it quick.
    Store food at a shallow depth - about 2 inches - to speed chilling.

    4 days in the fridge - otherwise, freeze it.
    Use leftovers from fridge within 4 days. Exception: stuffing and
    gravy 2 days.
    Reheat solid leftovers to 165 F. and liquid leftovers to a rolling
    boil. Toss what you don't finish.

  2. #2
    Mort Guest

    Default Re: Leftover Rules

    Kalmia wrote:

    > These are out of the latest Nutrition Action.
    >
    > 2 Hours -- 2 Inches -- 4 Days
    >
    > 2 hours from oven to fridge -
    > Refrigerate or freeze leftovers within 2 hours of cooking.
    >


    This is a bit overstated. In fact, it's limited to two hours
    within a certain temperature zone - 40 F - 140 F

    The clock doesn't start when the food comes out of the
    oven. It starts when the temp goes below 140 F.

    > 2 inches thickto cool it quick.
    > Store food at a shallow depth - about 2 inches - to speed chilling.
    >


    This is an important point which many people don't
    take into account. The food should have a small cross sectional
    area so it chills quickly.

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    Mort

  3. #3
    I am Tosk Guest

    Default Re: Leftover Rules

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    >
    > These are out of the latest Nutrition Action.
    >
    > 2 Hours -- 2 Inches -- 4 Days
    >
    > 2 hours from oven to fridge -
    > Refrigerate or freeze leftovers within 2 hours of cooking.
    >
    > 2 inches thickto cool it quick.
    > Store food at a shallow depth - about 2 inches - to speed chilling.
    >
    > 4 days in the fridge - otherwise, freeze it.
    > Use leftovers from fridge within 4 days. Exception: stuffing and
    > gravy 2 days.
    > Reheat solid leftovers to 165 F. and liquid leftovers to a rolling
    > boil. Toss what you don't finish.


    Holy Crap... I should be long dead by now for not following any of those rules,
    ever...

    Scotty

    --
    Can I haz Cheezeburger?

  4. #4
    Ranee at Arabian Knits Guest

    Default Re: Leftover Rules

    In article <[email protected]>,
    I am Tosk <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Holy Crap... I should be long dead by now for not following any of those
    > rules,
    > ever...


    Us, too, just from Thanksgiving meals alone.

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

  5. #5
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Leftover Rules

    Growing up there was no such thing as leftover rules.

    We had a second serving rule at the dinner table.

    Sis always got right of first refusal. "The Timid One." She never cared to
    take part in fighting over seconds.

    For her it was like living with a pair of uncaged wild gorillas. We'd
    always join forces in Sis' defense.

    Andy

  6. #6
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Leftover Rules

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Ranee at Arabian Knits <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > I am Tosk <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Holy Crap... I should be long dead by now for not following any of those
    > > rules,
    > > ever...

    >
    > Us, too, just from Thanksgiving meals alone.
    >
    > Regards,
    > Ranee


    <lol> That's too funny, just because it's so true!
    I totally understand what you mean. :-)

    One good example is that I frequently end up thawing my turkeys at room
    temp until they are just cold and slightly "crispy" with ice. That
    generally takes about 36 hours...

    Been doing that for years.
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  7. #7
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Leftover Rules

    On Feb 26, 3:27*pm, Omelet <ompome...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > In article <arabianknits-00EF66.08332826022...@nothing.attdns.com>,
    > *Ranee at Arabian Knits <arabiankn...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > In article <MPG.25f19c7274296566989...@eternal-september.org>,
    > > *I am Tosk <justwaitafrekinminu...@gmail.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > Holy Crap... I should be long dead by now for not following any of those
    > > > rules,
    > > > ever...

    >
    > > * *Us, too, just from Thanksgiving meals alone.

    >
    > > Regards,
    > > Ranee

    >
    > <lol> *That's too funny, just because it's so true!
    > I totally understand what you mean. :-)
    >
    > One good example is that I frequently end up thawing my turkeys at room
    > temp until they are just cold and slightly "crispy" with ice. That
    > generally takes about 36 hours...
    >
    > Been doing that for years.
    > --
    > Peace! Om
    >
    > "Human nature seems to be to control other people until they put their foot down." *
    > --Steve Rothstein
    >
    > Web Albums: <http://picasaweb.google.com/OMPOmelet>
    > recfoodreci...@yahoogroups.com
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    The human body is designed to accommodate and conquer a lot. Modern
    day health department rules were written because
    of lawsuits more than actual safety.

    Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with following health
    department guidlines. You are safer if you do. Just don't get
    paranoid about it. If you are a healthy human being you'd be
    surprised what your body can handle.

    But then agan, everyone is different ....what would not even phase one
    might make another quite sick. You just have to
    find out for yourself.

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