Monday, November 10, 2008
Wow, has it really been three months?
Long time, no blog. Where does the time go? My daughter started kindergarten this year, so things were quite crazy for a while. Tuition, bus schedules, school supplies, uniforms, etc. Getting used to getting up early, packing lunches, doing homework, it's all new! It seems like just yesterday she was a baby, and now she's such a big girl. *sniff* Of course the biggest challenge is not going back to bed after she gets on the bus. I don't always manage to resist the temptation.
I've got lots of things I want to blog about, but for now I'm just going to give you what is quite possibly the best turkey soup recipe I've ever made. You'll need a crock pot, set on high.
6 cups of water
4 turkey wings
4 large carrots, peeled
1/2 of a large onion, peeled
5 celery stalks
1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
1/2 tsp dill leaves
1/4 tsp celery seed
1 Tbs parsley flakes
powdered chicken soup mix to taste (I like mine really salty)
Cook the whole thing overnight.
In the morning, lift out the turkey wings to a platter and separate the meat from the skin and bones. Discard skin and bones.
Lift out the celery, carrots and onion and puree in a blender or food processor until smooth.
Combine shredded turkey meat, vegetable puree and stock and warm through. Adjust seasonings if you like.
This is a great way to get veggies into kids, and you don't lose any of the nutrients. The soup will have a wonderful velvety texture and rich flavor. It freezes really well, but I don't think we're going to have much left over!