- The Plate
Want to Cut Food Waste? Start In Your Own Kitchen
In the last few days, you probably ate a leftover turkey sandwich or two. And why wouldn’t you? If done right, that turkey-stuffing-cranberry concoction rivals anything James Beard-blessed and can even top the Thanksgiving meal itself. Hint: bread is key, and challah is never a bad choice.
You might have transitioned turkey into another main dish. And maybe you even used a turkey carcass to make soup—you and former 1988 Presidential Nominee Michael Dukakis. (Dukakis’ willingness to accept others’ turkey carcasses netted him 20 such donations this yearand a great hashtag: #Dukarcass!)
If you did any of the above—great! If you didn’t, there’s probably still time. Most food safety experts say you can use cooked meats for four days,