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Reimagining Thanksgiving Leftovers

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala.—It’s the day after Thanksgiving and you have a refrigerator full of leftovers. Don’t worry—reimagine Thanksgiving leftovers with a little creativity and by using practical food safety tips.

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A Safe Turkey Is Critical This Holiday Season

… turkey.
Storing Leftovers  
Within two hours of carving, store leftover turkey in shallow containers and put in the refrigerator or freezer.

“If storing in the refrigerator, use cooked leftover turkey and stuffing within three-four…

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Safely Thawing Your Holiday Turkey


“Upon thawing a turkey in the microwave, it should be cooked immediately,” said Brannon.
Thawing in the Refrigerator
According to Brannon, the safest way to thaw a turkey is in the Refrigerator.

A turkey being thawed in …

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Pickling Produce

…pounds of sliced tomatoes for 3 days in 1 cup slaked lime to 1 gallon water, and store in a cool place, preferably in a refrigerator. Drain and soak for 3 days in 1 gallon water to which 2 tablespoons of powdered alum have been added, and s…

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Steer Clear of Foodborne Illnesses This Fall

…o keep the food inside at 140°F or above.

When packing a lunch the night before, it is important to leave it in the refrigerator overnight. The meal will stay cold longer because it will be refrigerator temperature when it is later pack…

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From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Pasta and Kale Salad

…lemon juice. Massage kale well with hands for about 2 minutes. It’s OK to squeeze! Allow kale to sit for an hour in the refrigerator. Toss other ingredients with kale and serve.
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Live Well Alabama is a Supplemental Nutrit…

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Hummingbirds in Alabama

…the feeder or let the feeder solution become cloudy. Discard old feeding solution and store extra fresh solution in the refrigerator.

Never use honey as a substitute for sugar in the solution. Hummingbirds cannot digest honey. They will …

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Saving Seeds: This Year’s Seeds, Next Year’s Plants

… the envelope in a tightly closed glass jar and keep in a cool, dry place. For extended quality, store the seeds in the refrigerator. Most seeds remain viable for three to five years.
More Information
For more information on saving seeds …

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Acidify Tomatoes to Prevent Botulism, Bacterial Concerns

…ess option,” she said.
Storing Fresh Tomatoes
Treadaway said it is important to avoid storing fresh tomatoes in the refrigerator.

“Cold temperatures make the flesh of a tomato pulpy and destroy the flavor,” she said.

To ripen,…

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Live Well Recipe: Overnight Oats


1/2 cup skim milk
Mix oats, cinnamon, and raisins together in bowl.

Add milk and stir.

Leave in refrigerator overnight.

Serve the next day.

Download the recipe here: Printable Overnight Oats



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Harvesting Your Own Groceries

…to avoid cutting, breaking, or bruising them. After harvesting, store them in plastic bags or covered containers in the refrigerator or a cool place to prevent water loss and wilting.

If you plan to freeze or can your garden produce, har…

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Collecting and Storing Seeds

…ds in an airtight container and store at temperatures between 32oF and 50oF. Around 41oF may be best for many plants. A refrigerator seems to work well. Many people store seeds in the freezer, which should be set at 0oF for food storage. Th…

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Vegetable Information

…ads can be left on the plant in the garden for about 2 weeks in early summer. Cabbage can be stored successfully in the refrigerator for a month or two.
Cantaloupes are a warm-season crop, requiring a relatively long growing …

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Herd Health Management – Dairy Goats and Sheep

Some drugs, and most vaccines, need to be refrigerated but not frozen. Keep an accurate thermometer in your refrigerator to monitor the temperature.
Use disposable syringes. Use clean needles to draw contents from multi-dose …

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