This year we set up for a party of 50. Only 30 showed up. We have a "ton" of food left over. And it is not the good stuff. It will last until we toss it out. Even though I know we will not eat most of it, I can not toss it until it goes bad. How sad... I give it a week and a half before I have room in my fridge again.
3 days...bacteria/mold starts to form after day 3. Pies can be frozen if packaged well...tons of new recipe ideas online...Rachel Ray, Emeril and Paula Deen have wonderful ideas. I'm going to try the stuffing balls today...simply roll a ball, dip in egg, roll in flour and fry until golden brown...hope everyones Thanksgiving was filled with love, good laughs and yummy eats.
I like that stuffing ball recipe! But here stuffing gets all eaten at the meal - leftovers right now include some ham, some turkey soup(technically a leftover cuz made from those) and gravy - and I'm sick of all of it.
We send a bunch of stuff home with the kids, and we have one "eating-leftovers" meal the day after. A thing or two may be eaten the day after that. Goodies hang around until they're either eaten or stale. Little, covered, bowls of nuts tend to hang around for ages.