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Turkey Soup

Saturday, December 14, 2019

After the Christmas meal, I plan to make turkey soup. I've never made it before, but it's easy enough to just add water, veggies, and cook. I have to find out how long it'll keep in the fridge.

Yesterday, while walking in my santa hat (and of course, clothing as well - smiling), a driver stopped and told me I was the most beautiful Mrs. Santa he's ever seen. Turns out he was either drunk or high, and had a prison tattoo necklace. I said a quick thanks and walked faster, planning what to do if he returned. Maybe I should ditch the hat.

Hope you have a fun weekend.

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    The turkey soup is a great idea. Great way to get in more veggies. Lot of good suggestions posted here.
    40 days ago
    I love turkey soup. Much better than chicken soup. So rich.

    Mrs. Santa, please be careful but have fun. Always lots of loonies around but we can't hole up in our homes. Hugs.
    41 days ago
    Love that yu are coming tomorrow--- and love the Bday wishes-- so much-Lynda
    41 days ago
    I always make turkey soup. Portion it and out into ziplock serving per bag,
    ..... put bags on cookie sheet in your freezer. When frozen you can stack the soup to take up less room. Happy soup making!
    41 days ago
    I love turkey noodle soup! Maybe you should get some walking poles. They add to your workout, and are great for self defense.
    42 days ago
    My cousin always makes turkey soup. I think it'll last a couple of days but it's good to freeze in containers so you can have some next spring.
    42 days ago
    you wear that hat with pride and add a little sashay to you walk , dont let that idiot spoil your fun, and enjoy making your soup I am making chicken tomorrow and cant wait Hugs
    42 days ago
    Oh dear--sorry you had that nerve-wracking encounter. There are indeed some crazies out there, so I wouldn't wear the hat, which might seem like an invitation for questionable strangers to engage with you. Isn't it too bad that we now have to be careful this way? It wasn't like this in my hometown, population 3000 in the late fifties and early sixties.

    My mother used to make turkey soup after Christmas. It was delicious. She always used celery, which I think adds a nice flavor.

    42 days ago
  • LSIG14
    Turkey soup is easy and healthy! Just cover the carcass with water, toss in an onion, a couple of carrots, and some celery tops! Simmer until meat comes off the bones easily! Strain out bones, etc., then add any vegies you happen to have on hand and left over turkey - spice it up to taste and enjoy!
    42 days ago
    Glad you were able to walk away quickly.
    42 days ago
    Sorry you ran into a jerk, don't think that is the norm for your area so hopefully that is the first and last of it. Keep on being unique as fitting in with the crowd is boring.
    42 days ago
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  • READY201811
    Love it! Great pick up outfit if you ever feel the want to. Today we dressed like elves for the jingle bell 5k. Too bad we didn’t live closer and just think of the fun we could get into.
    42 days ago
    I use stock in a box (either turkey, if you can find it, or chicken) vs. water. More flavor. I let the bones boil overnight. So good! Any veggie is fair game to add. I have even been known to add a bit of stuffing. Delish. Don’t be afraid to add either powdered garlic or frech, and onion or onion powder. And poultry seasoning to taste. A little taste of the holidays! OH, and I make sure I have enough turkey (always is!) left over to add a good portion to the soup.

    I let the soup cool and divide it into meal-sized portion for the freezer. I will keep out enough for 1-2 meals in the fridge.

    Ohhhhhhhh my. That driver woulda had me running!

    HUGS and have a good weekend.

    42 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/14/2019 12:18:57 PM
    (Cont.) When bones are cool enough to handle, I take bones, skin, & fat out and put meat in the soup. Season to taste. Cook until veggies are done.
    42 days ago
    I do know that Barb or 1Crazydog mentioned making turkey soup after their Thanksgiving dinner so you could ask her if you like. And I am sure you can free some too. As for your hat, and having fun wearing, it is unlikely you will have the same experience twice. I would likely keep wearing.
    You have a fun weekend too!
    42 days ago
    Keep the hat! For turkey or chicken soup, I like to put the carcass in and cook until meat comes easily off the bones. Then I fish all the meat and bones with a large slotted spoon. While the meat is cooling , I add veggies yo broth.
    42 days ago
  • NANCY-
    Don't let one guy ruin your spirit ... so don't ditch the hat. 🤶
    42 days ago
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