Monday, November 29, 2010

             Marvellous Monday

Well the Thanks giving holiday is over, and most travelers
are gone home, the house seems quiet after a fun filled weekend. Now it is on to thinking about Christmas, and what we will do for this holiday.
I know one thing I will do, that is worship the lord, this is the day set aside to honor the birth of our lord Jesus Christ, that  I will do, although I know it is not likely that he was born on this day, it is the time set to give honor and homage to our coming King.
We had a wonderful weekend, with several visitors coming to our church, it was good to be in the house of the lord. One young couple came, and let me tell you the circumstances of this.
I met them in Wal Mart about a month ago, I was waiting for a scooter to come available, the young man was walking with a cane and waiting on one too. He admired my cane, Chuck had made for me and engraved my name on it, we started talking, he wanted one too, so he give me his phone number and and I asked Chuck if he would make one for this young man. Well he called and told the young man he would, and when he finished the cane,  the man called and Chuck told him to come to church to pick up his cane, LOL well they did and they really seemed to enjoy it, she brought us a loaf of homemade carrot bread too. It sure blessed us, so if you think of this young couple pray for them, Derick and Melissa, that they will come back, and perhaps be our workers with the young folks.
Well are you ready for a good recipe? Hope so because here is one.

Homemade Turkey Soup Recipe


1 leftover turkey carcass (from a 10- to 12-pound turkey)
2 quarts water
1 medium onion, halved
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 bay leaves
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup uncooked long grain rice
1/3 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup, undiluted


Place the turkey carcass in a stockpot; add the water, onion, salt and bay leaves. Slowly bring to a boil over low heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours.

Remove carcass; cool. Strain broth and skim off fat. Discard onion and bay leaves. Return broth to the pan. Add the carrots, rice, celery and chopped onion; cover and simmer until rice and vegetables are tender.
Remove turkey from bones; discard bones and cut turkey into bite-size pieces. Add turkey and cream soup to broth; heat through. Yield: 8-10 servings (about 2 quarts).



Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Good Morning~
I will file this recipe away. I have about had enough turkey for awhile. Tonight~we are having something good and spicy~lol.
I am so glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Have a wonderful day!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Barbara, I love turkey left-overs almost more than the turkey dinner itself. That soup sounds terrific... Thanks!!!!

Glad your new church is doing so well... Love the story about the cane...

Have a wonderful Monday.

Barbara said...

I am turkey-ed out too, will fix this some time next week, I dug out my fave recipe from that Taste magazine and know I will try it, hugs my dears.

Ruth said...

glad to hear you had a wonderful thanksgiving...

have a beautiful week ahead...

Dee said...

I never get turkyed out...:) My Frank is making some soup today and he wanted to know if i wanted turkey or chicken and I said TURKEY.:) I am looking forward to the Christmas season and plan on reminding people what the real meaning of Christmas truly is about with Kindness and love.

Kelle said...

Making turkey noodle soup today. I asked Mike and Cortney if they were sick of turkey and they said no,and homemade soup with homemade noodles sounded GREAT!
My recipe is much the same as yours, except for the condenced soup added and the noodles verse rice :o)

What a blessing for that youngman and how nice of them to bring you some homemade bread!

Sounds as if your Thanksgiving was blessed, so was ours.
Blessings for your day,

Kateri said...

Love the story about the young man and the cane. No left over turkey here, though the recipe sounds delicious. We had Thanksgiving dinner at relatives and had ham. (I am just grateful I didn't have to cook. LOL.)

Grammy Blick said...

First Daughter cooked the turkey this year so we had no leftovers. I don't like that at all. We both like dark meat so we've looked for turkey thighs since there is just two of us. Maybe for Christmas we'll have the carcass to deal with and I can use this yummy recipe. Have a blessed week.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing how God works; using your cane to start up a conversation with the young couple! I love soup and will definitely file this recipe for the future. Wishing you a great day.