December 16th, 2007


Turkey Soup

This was the first free (as in no other plans) Sunday I've had since Thanksgiving, so it was turkey stock day - I took the carcass from the freezer and submerged it in water with the usual suspects (onion, carrots, celery, pepper, bay leaves) for about three hours, until the bones were soft and strained the resulting liquid. It's cooling now.

I then chopped up fresh suspects and cooked them in oil and margarine (I ran out of oil) until soft. To this I added a can of kidney beans (store was out of white beans) and a can of whole tomatoes in juice because, well. No dice. Sorry.

And some garlic. And then I poured in some of the fresh turkey broth and added about two cups of chopped turkey meat (thawed, mostly). I will eventually add some digalitini (tube pasta). I'm calling this turkey minestrone, and it will be dinner tomorrow night. Tonight, we go out. Maybe.

Or we'll have soup. It's undecided.