My favorite part of Thanksgiving leftovers is Turkey Bone Soup. This year we are going to eat with friends so, unless I beg for the turkey carcass, which I have done before, we won’t have leftover bones to make turkey bone soup.
When Vince and I first got married, I was about to throw out the turkey carcass and Vince said “NO! We have to make turkey bone soup!” Chad was appalled and swore he would not eat it but now, I think turkey bone soup is the best part of the leftovers for them too!
Yesterday while Vince and I were out, he said “Why don’t we buy a turkey and we can cook it on Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and then we can make turkey bone soup.” OK. Good idea. I am not crazy about leftover turkey. I will use it for enchiladas or for a couple of soups but leftover turkey meat is not my favorite, so I told hi to get a small one. He came home with a 22 pound turkey.
I usually use ground turkey when I make Rita’s dog food. I may take part of that roasted turkey, put it through the food processor and use that instead of buying ground turkey. I’ll definitely have plenty .. whatever I decide to do with it.
We did buy a chicken yesterday because gumbo is on the menu for next week. Just thinking about turkey bone soup makes me want to make it with chicken bones but I won’t . . I’ll let that be our “after Thanksgiving special treat”.