Friday, December 23, 2005

'Dem Bones, 'Dem Bones

Here's a suggestion for your Turkey bones:

Turkey Soup

Turkey carcass, broken up
4 tsp. salt
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 cup carrots, grated
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup onion, chopped
1-20 oz. can tomatoes
4 tbsp. barley
1/4 cup lentils
2 tbsp. rice
1/4 cup turkey, chopped
1 cup macaroni or other noodles

In a large kettle, place turkey carcass, and bones in 18 cups of water and salt. Simmer 5 hours (while you enjoy playing games with the kids, or reading in a corner). Strain and discard bones. Place broth in fridge overnight to settle fat. Skim off fat in the morning. Heat the broth and add remaining ingredients. Simmer for 2-3 hours. Serve with bread and salad.

Just made this last week with the leftover turkey carcasses from our youth banquet. It's a really delicious recipe that I got from a great friend and great cook. Now it is just a part of my turkey cooking ritual. Hope you enjoy!

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