November 26, 2010

My Favorite Thing About Thanksgiving

They can put a man on the moon, why can't they create an aroma app? You have to smell it in here. It's the seductive deliciousness of turkey soup cooking, made from the carcass of the Thanksgiving super-star.
No recipe, but here's basically how I make it:
Cut up the turkey carcass. You'll probably have enough for two batches so wrap 1/2 in a plastic bag and put it in the freezer for another time.
Meanwhile, throw the other half in a pot with a couple celery stalks, a couple carrots, an onion (cut it in 1/2 but throw it in, skin and all), bay leaf and any other fresh herbs you have on hand. Let it simmer for 3 hours or so.
Let it cool, then pull out all the bones and stuff. Strain. Save any turkey meat. Refrigerate overnight, skim off fat. Bring back to simmer, correct seasoning. Then throw in the turkey meat with whatever else you want. Yum. It smells heavenly in here.
I'm going to work on that aroma app. Do you think Bill Gates would be interested?

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