It was quite a process (apparently all the soups I choose to make are time intensive) as the stock takes a few hours to cook and then you make the actual soup after that. I tell ya, spending that much time on soup you don't even eat yourself is quite ironic! I really enjoy cooking though so it didn't bother me. I think my family quite enjoyed it and I think my Opa would have been very proud as he was quite the soup cooker. He was a great cook all around, but his soups were to die for. He used to make a different kind every Sunday: minestrone, cream of leek, chicken noodle, cream of broccoli...you name it and he used to make it! They were always so good and so full of flavor. I hope he's still cookin' away up in heaven like he liked to!
This is the recipe I used to make the soup, but soup in general is fairly easy to guesstimate with measurements etc. so I didn't follow it exactly. I used potatoes instead of noodles for the starch, and I didn't add any tomatoes since we didn't have any.
Did anyone else make anything exciting with their turkey leftovers?! I talked to someone who made turkey pot pies with theirs!
|Parsley from my garden in the backyard!|
|Sorry - is this too gross for my blog?! The bones didn't even fit in the pot so I just kept rotating it - creative soup making at its finest!|
|The final product (soup is hard to get a good photo of...)|
|Last but not least, my new runners from Santa that I love (you need sunglasses to look at them in person!) Thanks Santa!|