Well heres my favorite Turkey Soup recipe
its really handy to use up all that juicy turkey meat
on the carcass and any other left overs from
the festive meal.
Right after the big family Christmas dinner, while everyone
is clambering around the kitchen cleaning up (yeah right)
youll find me getting a big pot ready to start the
soup right away.
After cutting all the excess meat off the carcass and packing
it up to make Turkey Ala King. (Check last years Advance
news) I pile all the bones into the pot especially
those huge honkin drumsticks that nobody wants, all
the left over veggies (yes even the brussel sprouts) a little
of the mashed potatoes, basically anything that youve
got that you dont really want to save. Then add some
spices - cayenne is nice perhaps a bay leaf or two
any leftover wine that Grandma couldnt finish,
garlic for sure, pepper, salt then cover with cold water
and boil for a while.
Then before we go to bed, Ill put the soup in the
fridge till the next day. Sometimes I can remember
not being able to fit it in the fridge and it was cold enough
that I could put it outside on the porch but that
was before El Nino so now youll have to find room
in the fridge!
The next day I pick all the meat from the bones its
a yucky job, so you need to be prepared to have lots of
paper towel in case you have to answer the phone. Then put
the meat back in the pot, add some celery, onions and lots
of carrots! Let it simmer for a while and then thicken by
using a potato masher to mush the carrots.
I love this soup but because its so healthy,
the kids tend to shy away from it so I portion it
out into those cool new plastic containers and freeze them
for another cold winters day ahead.