Happy Thanksgiving!


Turkey soup

Happy Thanksgiving!  We are thankful for all your business, advice and friendship.  Hoping your day tomorrow is full of fun and food.  Cooking is something I very much enjoy, so you know where I’ll be.  One of my favorite dishes to make with the leftover turkey is soup.  I’d like to share my recipe with you.

 Turkey Vegetable Soup


One turkey picked clean of meat

One large onion, cut in half

3 stalks of celery, chopped in ½ inch pieces.  Save the tips for the stock

6 carrots, peeled and cut into ½ inch pieces

3 potatoes, peeled and cubed

large handful of trimmed fresh green beans

One tomato

Salt and pepper to taste

Small bunch of chopped fresh parsley

 Add about 2 quarts of water and gently simmer turkey carcass in a large covered stock pot for an hour.  Add celery tips, and one sliced onion to the pot while simmering.  Remove the turkey and strain the stock into another stock pot.  Taste the stock, then add salt and pepper to taste. 

 Remove the skin from the tomato (boil 1-2 minutes), then remove the seeds and chop the tomato into small pieces.

 To the stock, add chopped carrots, celery, beans, potatoes, and the diced tomato.  Gently simmer for 15 minutes then add chopped fresh parsley to taste.  Add as much of the leftover turkey meat as you like. Simmer for about 10 more minutes then sample a carrot and potato to test for doneness.  Serve with rice or egg noodles. Enjoy!


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