My Mother grew up in the depression and had a knack for making the most out of everything. Every year, she would make a large pot of Turkey Vegetable Soup after the big day. The aroma of the soup allowed us to relive Thanksgiving Day all over again. I love to add caraway seed (if you are Czech…it’s a true passion). Yum!
TURKEY VEGETABLE SOUP
1 Turkey Carcass (leftover from holiday meal)
Diced Red or Green Peppers
Bits of leftover dressing
(Whatever you feel like throwing in the pot!)
Pinch of oregano, parley, thyme, dill, caraway seed
Salt & pepper to taste
- Remove carcass/meat/skin from broth. Strain broth. Return bits of turkey to the broth. Chill overnight.
- Skim fat from broth. Bring broth to slight boil.
- Add vegetables, herbs, and seasoning. Simmer until vegetables are tender.
The soup freezes so well and provides you with a taste of Thanksgiving long into the winter.
Do you have a favorite turkey soup that is tradition in your family?