That sounds soooo good. I never thought of adding in side-dish leftovers in my turkey soup. Don't know if I'll get the chance as my youngest daughter adores this recipe and would be heart-broken if I didn't make it.
Boil the carcass in biggest soup pot. When it has cooked for several hours to extract all of that great flavor, and the nutrition from the bone marrow, remove that carcass and strain to remove any tiny bones. Get all of the good meat from the carcass and add to the broth, along with two quatered onions, a couple stalks of sliced celery, an a cup of brown rice. Optionally, I will add a half-cup of pearl barley. Season all with salt and pepper.
On my own, I will heat a small pot-full and make some biscuit-style sage-seasoned dumplings in the boiling soup and eat it as a single searving. Yum.
This year, in the small pot, I'm going to add some of the left-over sides as inspired by you. Thanks for the idea.
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