Homemade Roasted Thanksgiving Day Turkey on the holiday table. (Photo by: Anjelika Gretskaia/REDA&CO/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
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What You Must Do Before Stashing Leftover Turkey In The Freezer
For some of us, Thanksgiving leftovers are even more enjoyable than the main meal, and you might even freeze some of your leftovers to keep the Thanksgiving spirit going all winter long. However, freezing leftover turkey can be tricky, and there are a few steps you should follow to get the most out of your bird.
First of all, it’s best to separate the meat from the bones and then slice the meat up, so that it will defrost evenly when you're ready to eat it. Don't be too hasty and throw the turkey bones away; you can freeze them separately and use them to make a homemade turkey stock, and they'll keep for up to two months.
You can also add gravy to the turkey meat before freezing, which keeps it moist, and if you have an entire uncooked turkey on your hands, you can freeze that as well, so long as the turkey is unopened and not past its listed "use-by" date. Follow these tips, and you can enjoy turkey sandwiches and soups for months.