part one was the obligatory turkey sandwich. i like them simple – thick, fresh white bread, a few slices of leftover turkey (white meat for me), miracle whip slathered on one side of the bread. freaking yum. tonight, i dug into delish.com for a soup that was hearty, warming, full of bright vegetables, rich homemade turkey stock, rice … it uses up aromatic veggies you bought to cook your turkey with, turkey itself, and homemade turkey stock (if you made it for gravy, that is). there’s no better way to warm yourself head to toes, especially when the weather has been below zero today. 😡 (that face is for the weather), 🙂 (this face is for the soup!)
Turkey Vegetable Soup
recipe from delish.com
leftover turkey, white and dark, or just white or just dark, whatever, man
a leek, sliced and rinsed of its grit (i had one leftover so i added it)
celery, rough chopped
carrot, rough chopped
handful of frozen peas
turkey stock (i used about 4 cups or so)
salt and pepper
cooked white rice
melt the butter in a soup pot. stir in your onions and leeks. cook until softened. add in the celery, carrots, stock, and salt and pepper. bring to a boil and cook for a few minutes. add in the rice, peas and turkey. cook until everything is heated through. adjust your salt and pepper. stir in the parsley. serve hot.
i really urge you to use homemade stock for this, for anything really. the difference between a soup with a thin, canned taste and one with a really rich, decadent taste is profound when you use homemade stock. it doesn’t take long on a weekend to make some, and it freezes well.