感恩节剩食不同于普通剩食。不同于吃了一半的干玉米饼盘或是盛满糊状面食的容杯,火鸡日的多余食物才是您真正所期待的内容。事实上,您可能会说第二天它们甚至更美味—因此如何充分利用至关重要。从将其包装以保持清洁和新鲜,到重新利用其最美味的方法,以下是您应该知道的内容。

How to Store Thanksgiving Leftovers

好消息是,根据美国农业部 (USDA) 的数据,如正确存放,火鸡、肉汁和所有美味面点可以在冰箱中保存三到四天。因此,您可以在整个周末真正享受感恩节最喜爱的食物。以下是 USDA 建议的四个简单步骤:

  1. 包装妥善。

    用箔纸盖住或包裹食物(比塑料更环保),或将其存储在密封的容杯中。这样可以防止食物变干或变硬。

  2. Keep it cold.

    为防止细菌滋生,请在两小时内冷藏剩食。

  3. 重新加热时请注意安全。

    You can warm your food in the microwave, in the oven, or on the stovetop. Just make sure leftovers reach an internal temperature of 165°F before you eat them.

  4. 将其用完。

    剩食在冰箱中的保鲜时间可长达四天。要是放在冰柜中,则可以无限期保存,但如果想要得到最佳的口感,请四个月内吃完。

可让剩食美味的主意

好,用来储存已足够了。吃一点如何?某些经典美食—如早餐派或蔓越莓酱火鸡三明治—-永远不会过时。但是,如果您想尝试一些不同的东西,那么有很多想法可以解决。以下是可以充分利用剩食,以使之色香味俱全的五个方法:

  • 将剩食用作早餐。

    Grab your trusty cast-iron skillet and make turkey-and-veggie hash with fried eggs. Or spoon warm cranberry sauce over whole-grain pancakes or oatmeal instead of the usual syrup or honey.

  • 制作新奇的点心。

    Fold finely diced turkey and leftover veggies into store-bought wonton wrappers to make pot stickers. Or make crispy mashed potato or stuffing croquettes in a skillet, and top them with dollops of creamy yogurt.

  • 祝您有个愉快的夜晚。

    Let everyone load up wheat or corn tortillas with turkey and whatever sides they want. Instead of the usual salsa, use leftover gravy or cranberry sauce.

  • Make leftover pizzas.

    用肉汁或蔓越莓酱代替番茄酱来改变你通常的自制披萨之夜。不要吃日常的奶酪,而是剩下的蔬菜撒在上面。这种混合餐食虽然看起来怪异,但吃起来美味。

  • Try a pie milkshake.

    将剩下的馅饼切片与牛奶和香草冰淇淋一同料理,直到变浓稠和奶脂状为止。是的,已完全撒在顶部。但如果要用作一年一度的款待呢?这完全值得!

Don't let those leftovers go to waste. Use these tips to make the most of them, and if you know you won't be able to finish them within a couple of days and don't feel like sticking them in the freezer, consider bringing the extras to a local soup kitchen (either after Thanksgiving dinner or the next day). Sharing a home-cooked meal might seem like a small gesture to you, but it could brighten someone else's holiday in a big way.