Tuesday, December 2, 2008
It was foggy here today and it never did clear up. My back was finally doing well enough for me to expend a little energy, so I decided to make some turkey soup. This year Gary cooked the turkey and he is really proud of himself. Gary froze most of the turkey the other day, but I told him to save the bones so I could make soup when I was able.
I started with 8 cups of water in a large crock pot. I added in our leftover turkey carcass. I put in one small can of diced tomatoes, 5 stalks of chopped celery, 4 large carrots chopped, and lots of spices like salt, pepper, oregano, tarragon, bay leaves, rosemary, cilantro, celery seed and a bunch of other spices I found in the cabinet but can't remember. I set the crock pot on high for 4 hours, after about 3.5 hours I added in some medium shell noodles.
Gary said he is glad I am feeling better, that he was really worried about my back. (more about my back in another post). I think I might have to cook the soup for another 4 hours tomorrow to bring out all the flavors, but it is really looking good. The carcass provided a lot of flavor and more than I expected of leftover meat into the soup. I pulled out the carcass at 3.5 hours and pulled off as much meat as I could and then tossed the bones.
As I was cleaning the bones, I found the wishbone. Gary and I are basically kids at heart. Gary and I tried to make a wish on the wishbone, but it was too pliable. While we were pulling on the wishbone Gary said, "Is it a secret wish"? I said, "Of course!" I put the wishbone in the cabinet and hope we get to make a wish on it tomorrow. I'll let you know how the soup and the wishbone turn out on my next post.