Sometimes it can be tricky deciding if your leftovers are actually good and safe to eat. If you are questionable on your refrigerated leftovers, it is advised to just go ahead and throw it out.
- Within 2 hours of cooking your food, it must be refrigerated, otherwise throw it out.
- Cover leftovers in airtight packaging or tightly sealed storage containers. Glass storage containers tend to be the best option.
- If your food has a foul or questionable odor, just throw it out.
Keep 1 to 2 days:
- Gravy and Broth
- Ground and Stewed Meats
- Poultry and Fish
- Shrimp, Scallops, and Crawfish
- Shucked Clams, Mussels, and Oysters
Keep 3 to 4 days:
- Fish and Shellfish
- Ham Slices
- Meat and Chicken (including casseroles)
- Pasta, Soups, Stews
Keep up to 5 days:
- Beef and Pork Steaks, Chops, and Roasts
- Full Hams
Keep up to 7 days:
- Hard-Boiled Eggs