leftovers, part 2

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), πŸ™‚ (this face is for the soup!)

Turkey Vegetable Soup
recipe from delish.com

You Need:

leftover turkey, white and dark, or just white or just dark, whatever, man
onion, chopped
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
parsley, chopped
butter

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.

cooking music: Bob Dylan, Modern Times

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6 responses to “leftovers, part 2

  1. Joy

    Yum! This would be so great for tonight…I do believe we still have some turkey left πŸ™‚

  2. rebekah

    it’s pretty healthy, too. all those veggies – so great.

  3. Joy

    Morgan’s mom beat me to the punch LOL I called when I was on my way home and was told she was making turkey soup. Either way I got the soup and it was good! She had made broth with the turkey after Thanksgiving so that was an added bonus.
    P.S. It might snow in Houston today. Not like in WY, but snow in Houston is always fun πŸ™‚

  4. rebekah

    sweet! i’m glad you got some soup out of it.

    i heard from someone in dallas that it was flurrying in that area. they were all excited. we haven’t had our usual dumping of feet and feet of snow yet, but it’s already been 10 below zero in temperature all week. it’s supposed to storm/snow everyday next week … send a pic when it comes down on you guys!

  5. Joy

    It’s been coming down pretty much all morning but since I’m in the office it’s kinda hard to take a pic. If it’s still snowing when I get home I’ll take some pics πŸ™‚

  6. rebekah

    okay, dude πŸ™‚

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