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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. . .


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

we had turkey tetrazzini last night and tonight will be my MIL turkey frame soup!

Martha said...

The end of the bird always ends up in soup -- it wouldn't be the week after Thanksgiving without turkey soup! We were gone for Thansgiving but I cooked a turkey breast today -- I had to have my turkey leftovers!

Mary said...

Your turkey soup looks delicious~ I like the addition of rice instead of noodles!

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Oh, those turkeys! We found one less than ten pounds this year! As the years go by, I seem to like turkey less and less. I really enjoy ham. I told my husband next year it was going to be ham and dressing! ;)
Your soup does look good.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Designs By Pinky said...

I love any kind of soup but haven't had time to breathe let alone make soup:):) There is a "decorating marathon" going on around here:):) XO, Pinky

bj said...

We had a large turkey this year but with 16 people sharing, not a lot was left over. :)) We are blessed.!!
We, too, had homemade soup...along with cornbread and onions.
The left over pies and cakes went into the freezer, to make their appearance again on Christmas Eve. :)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your soup looks delicious Pat. I could have homemade soup every day and be happy.:-)

Bella Vista said...

Hi Pat, oh my, this looks so delicious! I am a true soup lover and I have leftover turkey.

I do hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday.

So good to hear from you again!

Barb ♥