Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Bookmark This For Next Fall: Making Turkey Stock

What did you do with your leftover turkey bones?
I made stock. It couldn't have been easier, and it made some great stew afterwards.
In case you've never done it, here's what you need to know.
It's easy.

This is all you need. Oh and water, a turkey carcass, and some peppercorns.
I think you can do it. You'll feel so domestic, so 50s housewife, or Martha Stewart, so frugal and dollar stretching. You'll really feel good when you turn that stock into turkey stew and taste how good it is.
Here is the recipe I used for the stock.

Here is the recipe for the stew:
Dice 1 med onion, 3 carrots, 2 stalks celery and saute in butter until soft.
Peel and dice 2 potatoes and add to pot.
Add turkey stock to cover.
Bring to a boil and then simmer until potatoes are fork tender.
Add any leftover turkey meat you may have.
Add half a bag of frozen peas.
Cook until turkey and peas are warm through.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.

OK friends, this is the last post of autumn.
It's Christmas time.
It's winter.
It will be 70 degrees here tomorrow.
But we'll still be singing White Christmas and reveling in the Christmas cheer.
Happy Christmas everyone!

1 comment:

Shannon said...

We did this today, minus the peas. So easy and delicious! It was the perfect lunch for this cold, wet afternoon.