Rules for Leftovers: 2 Hours 2 Inches 4 Days
|2 Hours from oven to refrigerator.|
Refrigerate or freeze leftovers within 2 hours of cooking the food. Otherwise throw it away.
|2 Inches thick to cool it quick.|
Store food at a shallow depth - about 2 inches - to speed chilling.
|4 Days in the refrigerator - otherwise freeze it.|
Use leftovers from the refrigerator within 4 days, except stuffing and gravy, which should be used within 2 days.