I really don't know where the time has gone, but way back in November, I cooked my first turkey for a Thanksgiving-themed potluck that I hosted for my friends. I was very nervous but I think it turned out fairly well, and overall it was actually pretty simple. Even though my friends made a good dent in the turkey, I still had quite a bit left over. I enjoyed adding it to salads for lunch and heating it up for dinner, but I got to the point where I really didn't want any more turkey, so I decided to put the rest into a soup.
|Woops, forgot to get a picture before the turkey was carved. Sorry for this blurry one!|
it turned out!
Turkey "Button" Soup
- 15 cups of water
- 5 vegetable bouillon cubes
- about 10 green onions, sliced
- about 4 carrots, sliced
- leftover turkey, torn into pieces
- about half a bag of frozen spinach
- 1 can of cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- a pinch of dried rosemary
- a hefty shake of dried basil
- 2 bay leaves
- about half a bag of whole wheat egg noodles
Simmer all of the ingredients, except for the egg noodles, in a big pot for about an hour or so, and then add the egg noodles and let it simmer for about another 30 minutes. Remove the bay leaves before eating.
|I'm not very good at photographing soup/ steamy things.|
|This is a much better picture of the soup, which I had as part of my dinner one night. I also had a salad with romaine lettuce, a crumbled carrot, beet & bean burger, sliced almonds, and homemade croutons, with half a grapefruit on the side.|
Normally when I make up recipes as I go (which is a very rare occurrence), the results don't turn out very well, but this was definitely an exception. I'm glad I learned that homemade soup is actually very simple and doesn't take much effort at all!
I hope the new year is off to a great start for everyone! I got a new phone for Christmas and I've been having fun playing around with the camera on it. I'm really excited that it can easily take panoramic pictures! I took this picture on a little family trip to Michigan.
Song of the day:
"Coyote" by The Lonely Forest. My friend Caitlin turned me on to this band and I'm kind of obsessed with this whole album, which is called Arrows.