Thanksgiving

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.

images via instagram

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4 comments
  1. My French Heaven said:

    Is that your stuffing in the first picture? It looks great! I wish we had Thanksgiving in France. Can’t wait for Chistmas!!

    • raudette said:

      It is! We make enough for an army! One of these days I’ll get my mother and aunt to put the recipe down on paper. It’s the only stuffing I’ve ever loved. I hope your holidays are lovely!

      • My French Heaven said:

        :0)

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