With the 2017 Thanksgiving in the books. If your house is like mine, there are tons of leftovers. You may ask when should all this stuff be tossed?

Here's a timeline to help you out:

Turkey dinner

If you're still eating leftover turkey sandwiches, you're playing with fire.  Turkey only stays good in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.  After that, you run the risk of getting sick from a build-up of bacteria.  So either eat it now, or freeze it.

Here are six Thanksgiving foods, and how long you can keep them in the fridge before they might make you sick .

1.  Turkey, 3 to 4 days.  If it's cut up and stored in a shallow container, it might last a little longer, but it's risky.

2.  Homemade gravy.  Only a day or two.  So it's definitely time to throw it out.

3.  Stuffing, 3 to 4 days.

4.  Mashed potatoes, 3 to 5 days.  The same goes for green bean casserole.

5.  Pumpkin pie, 3 to 4 days.  Apple pie lasts a little longer.  You can leave it out for 2 days, then put it in the fridge for another two days.

6.  Cranberry sauce.  It's the one Thanksgiving food that DOES keep for a while.  The sugar acts as a preservative, so you can leave it in the fridge up to two weeks and should be able to eat it.


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