Does this dispensation only include personal left-overs, or can we cook steaks tonight too?
I have been told from multiple reliable sources that the dispensation is not specific to Thanksgiving leftovers. I did read the official English text of the dispensation years ago, but I don't have access to it anymore.
Though the dispensation would allow you to cook steaks tonight, I believe that the spirit of the dispensation was to allow Americans to celebrate the secular holiday as Americans and not leave those foodstuffs to sit too long and possibly spoil. Even with refrigerators, meat will spoil. My family has always restricted the meat dispensation to Thanksgiving leftovers and will continue to do so though this is not required under the dispensation.