This is my favorite part about left over turkey - making soup! I have been making this soup for over 25 years, and I hope to be making it for many more years to come! It is a delight to the eyes and to the taste buds. I served this soup to a large family gathering not to long ago, and everyone loved this meal. Serve it with crusty artisan bread, and it makes a hearty meal that will fill up anyone. If you have never made stock, I encourage you to give it a try. It is very easy to do; you just need some extra time for it to simmer on the stove top. The homemade turkey stock is a perfect base for the other ingredients in the soup, and everything together makes for a winning combination that you and your family will love!
After the meat is removed from the carcass, you may need to break the carcass for it to fit in your pot. The longer the stock ingredients simmer, the more flavor the liquid will have. Let it simmer for at least 2 hour...
For years I bought the canned cranberry sauce for our Thanksgiving meal. With a big meal to prepare, I didn't want to be bothered with something that people seemed to enjoy from a can. Then I read that cranberry sauce can be made a couple months in advance, and it keeps well in the refrigerator. With this enlightening information, I decided to try out a recipe. This simple recipe comes from the Serious Eats website. It is simple to prepare, and it is just as good, if not better than the canned stuff. My family gave this sauce a big thumbs up, and that vote of confidence is all the approval I need!
As noted in the introduction, you can make this cranberry sauce a couple of months ahead of time. Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator until ready to use.
When removing the peel from the orange, make sure to get the outer layer of the orange and not the white pith. The pith would make the cranberry sauce bitter.
In America, turkey is a must for Thanksgiving! It is a tradition to get together with family and friends and give thanks for what we have, while we eat a big meal. The turkey is often the center piece of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. It is also sometimes made for Christmas too, depending on preferences.
Preparing and roasting a turkey can be intimidating, especially when you are entertaining guests at the same time. This recipe however is simple and delicious. It is perfect starting point for those who have never done a turkey as well as a great turkey for those experienced cooks who want to make the most of their holiday cooking time. The basic preparation and instructions come from the book - barefoot contessa: how easy is that? by Ina Garten. It is a simple recipe that delivers spectacular results. This turkey is truly delicious. I'm sure that cooks old and new will enjoy it, so give it a try!