Wednesday, October 13, 2010

That's just souper!

Today is a good soup day! Nice outside but slight chill in the wind.  Since I made tons of tasty turkey stock yesterday, making turkey noodle soup was a breeze.  Especially since I was outside watching my son's baseball practice until about 9:00 tonight!  Brrrr.

Souper Turkey Soup

First I sauted in a little bit of olive oil:
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 2 small potatoes, scrubbed and cubed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • poultry seasoning to taste
(Realistically, you can use any veggies you have on hand to create different tastes and textures in your soup.  This is the basic leftover turkey soup that my Mom used to make.  Don't be afraid to change the recipe to suit your need/tastes)
    Let the veggies cook for a few minutes.  The onions should be translucent.  Then add:
    • 6 to 7 cups of that tasty turkey stock
    Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to finish cooking the veggies.  Just before the veggies are fully cooked add:
    •  a handful or two of uncooked noodles (tonight I had soba noodles on hand so I used those.  You can use rice or which ever noodles you have)
    • leftover turkey, chopped
    Let the soup simmer until the noodles (or rice) are cooked and turkey is heated through.
    Taste the soup and adjust the seasonings to taste.

    Things to do with your souper creation:
    • Enjoy a bowl with a nice piece of crusty bread
    • Pack some for lunch tomorrow
    • Take some to a friend who isn't feeling well (or has just had their wisdom teeth pulled)
    • Enjoy another bowl with another piece of crusty bead
    I froze the rest of the turkey stock in 2 to 3 cup portions for future use.  I still have lots of leftover turkey to work through though....what to make next?
    Any suggestions?

    1 comment:

    1. D LOVED the soup (and so did I)...Thanks for taking care of my poor hubby while I was working the late shift in hell :)


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