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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Left ~over Turkey!!!

Goodness! seems every year we look for those 12 lb. turkeys @ the grocer
...and every year it seems they just get larger and larger!!! This year our turkey was a whopping 14 lbs.! So~o~o...what to do with all that left~over turkey??? Make Turkey Soup!

Turkey Soup:

1 to 1 1/2 cups roughly chopped, cooked turkey
1/3 cup uncooked minute rice
1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 bay leaf
1 small bunch parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon butter
3 cups water
1 cup chicken stock
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Saute the celery and onion in the tablespoon of butter.
Add water, chicken stock and chopped vegetables.
Bring to a boil over medium ~ high heat.
Cook until vegetables are tender 5 ~ 7 minutes.
Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add the rice and left ~ over turkey. Simmer about 5 minutes.
Remove the bay leaf.
Serves 4.

This is a hearty soup and only needs a slice of crusty bread or crackers!
Perfect with any left ~ over pecan or pumpkin pie!!!

On Crooked Creek is joining our gracious hostess, Yvonne @ StoneGable for On The Menu Monday! Be sure to visit and look for other delicious ideas to use those left ~overs in this week's menus!

Until next time. . .
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