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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My latest culinary achievment

I decided to go pro...last night I boiled the turkey carcass from Thanksgiving and made one giant pot of soup and 4-24 oz containers of stock. No more of that store bought stuff for us. When I told my mom I was doing this, she told me I was crazy and that she (an amazing cook) had never even done that. It turns out, it is really not that hard. I took the carcass and put it in the biggest pot that I had. Then I put the other bones that I had ripped off in two smaller pots. Turned them on to simmer for about 2 hours and done. For the soup, I just used the big pot of stock and added carrots, celery, onions, corn, turkey, salt, thyme, sage, and marjoram that I had sauteed. Cooked it a little more and it was great. I also made spaetzles (little dumplings) for the first time using my moms recipe and they turned out fantastic!!! The house smelled great and I felt good about that fact that I had gotten everything I could out of little Tom the Turkey. The stock is in the freezer and we have yummy soup for the week...hmmm, maybe I need my own cooking show since I am getting to be so faaaabulous in the kitchen!










Here's my Turkey Soup, not Campbell's but good enough to be.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I told you . . . if you decide to make your own homemade soup stock that it would be your own dirty, little secret. Now, don't make me tell you again!
Just kidding! I'm proud of you - I did the same thing, in fact, dragged the turkey carcass home from Papa Joe's house. Isn't there a law about transporting bones over the state line (actually just several counties), but that doesn't sound as rebellious, does it?
It makes me feel young to know that we both made turkey soup . . . or does it make you feel old? Hmmmm????!?
Love you,
Aunt z

Emmy said...

You need to post a disclaimer before using the word "carcass" in a post! but the soup does look yummy!

Sam said...

You make carcass look appetizing!

suburban prep said...

I have a soup cup just like those. I love mine.

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