I'll be making turkey soup today. My youngest daughter loves my turkey soup and is its biggest fan. I;m so missing her right now. This is the first year she hasn't been home for Thanksgiving. But it's all good. She's turning into quite the young adult and is standing on her own two feet, only in Washington State. And my eldest daughter is my turkey soups second biggest fan. She'll be over with her husband to help eat it.
Take one turkey carcas, boil the daylights out of it until the bones are tender (yes, bones do become soft). Strain the broth. Add diced turkey, onion, celery, salt to taste, pearl barley, and black pepper. Simmer until everything is jsut right. Oh, and rice goes into this soup as well. Sometimes, I will make biscuit style domplings to steam on top of the soup.
As for my favorite left-overs, I'm having a turkey and dressing sandwich, on whole wheat toast, with Miracle Whip. Heavy sigh here - I already ate all the leftover rutabeggas, one of my all time favorite veggies in the Thanksgiving meal. And the whole-berry cranberry sauce is gone too
. But I have the makings of a 9-inch cheesecake here, so I think I'll be firing the oven up.
Seeeeeeya; Goodweed of the North