My favorite weekend, all my favorite people, my favorite comfort foods. We have a big family and thanksgiving is always quite the event. Three turkeys, 2 enormous trays of stuffing, giants vats of mashed potatoes and gravy, and an army of sides from all sides of the family. And a few favorite friends too! Plus night two – Friendsgiving! A few old friends, more food and hilarious games. And all the leftovers my heart could desire. While I like to eat the leftover stuffing straight with a little gravy on top, my favorite post-holiday meal is whipping up a batch of turkey noodle soup with my aunt’s amazing stock.
Turkey Noodle Soup
measurements are approximations!
8 cups homemade turkey stock
1 1/2 cups shredded leftover turkey
3 celery sticks, diced
1 large white onion, diced
3 medium carrots, diced
2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
1 1/2 cups noodles (I prefer wide egg noodles)
1 tsp ground thyme
In a large pot, heat the oil or butter over medium-high heat. Add celery, carrots, onion and thyme and cook until onion softens, about 5 minutes. Add stock and bring to a simmer. Add noodles and cook until noodles are just tender, about 10 minutes. Add the turkey, then salt and pepper to taste. Turn the heat to medium-low and cook until the turkey is heated through. Serve hot.
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