Step 8

Your turkey CAN look like this on Thanksgiving...just follow the steps
Step 8: Eat!

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Plastic Storage bags (Gallon Size Freezer Bags are best)
Plastic Wrap
Aluminum Foil

No need to tell you how to eat (I hope!), do want to make sure the leftovers are  packaged properly.  Within two hours after the meal has ended, remove  all of the meat from the bones. Place the meat in a plastic storage bag or an air tight container and refrigerate. To keep the surface of the turkey breast from drying out, press a piece of plastic wrap against the meat,if you're storing it in a container, or wrap the meat in plastic before storing in a plastic storage bag. Don't put aluminum foil against the surface of the meat - it'll smear onto the meat and affect the taste.

Leftover turkey can be refrigerated safely  for 3 to 4 days.  Turkey meat combined with gravy should be used within 1 to 2 days.  Freeze any leftovers you won't eat within 3 days. Frozen cooked turkey meat should be used within 2 to 3 months.  When reheating leftovers, bring foods to a temperature of 165° (you should see wisps of steam rising from the food).  Happy Thanksgiving!