Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Way You Do the Things You Do

My Christmas cactus has bloomed for Thanksgiving. I myself have felt all turned around now that I've had to work nights and weekends. So in keeping with my whacked out life instead of roasting the turkey and then making leftover turkey soup, I decided to do things in reverse.

I parted out the bird, and quite nicely I might add, for my Southern Smothered Turkey I'll make on Thanksgiving day. Froze all that. Then I took the carcass and made a very fragrant broth with onions, carrots, celery, bay leaves and peppercorns.

I deboned any left over meat off the carcass and put aside for use in the soup. Then strained the broth, let it cool in the fridge overnight so the fats would separate out. Mental note, get a freakin' fat separator cup already would cha?!

Then the most fun part, chopping up the carrots, celery and adding the noodles and simmering until everything bonds and blends and fuses. You know, whatever the word is that soup's do. Soup's with homemade broth and gorgeous hunks of turkey that is!

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