65% of people believe that Thanksgiving leftovers are more important than Thanksgiving Dinner.  I'm not sure that I can agree with that.  While I love the leftovers and nothing can beat a cold turkey sandwich (with turkey, dressing and jellied cranberry sauce from a can!), Thanksgiving is more about family and friends than the meal.  However, whether you're doing the cooking or you're heading to grandma's, those leftovers have an expiration date.

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Tips For Thanksgiving Leftovers according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Turkey - Lasts four days in the fridge; four months in the freezer. Best stored by cutting into small pieces and keeping in small containers

Gravy - Lasts four days in the fridge; four months in the freezer. Best reheated by bringing to a rolling boil. Cover to heat

Cranberry Sauce - Lasts seven to ten days in the fridge. Freezing not recommended

Potatoes and Yams - Lasts four days in the fridge; two months in the freezer

Stuffing - Lasts four days in the fridge; three months in the freezer

Pies - Best stored at room temperature for up to two days. Can be stored in the fridge loosely covered for two additional days

All Leftovers - Refrigerate within two hours at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or colder. Reheat to 165 degrees Farenheit