Turkey redux

It was bound to happen, you know I would feel the need to add some kind of post Thanksgiving turkey dish

tradition in our family has been that we get together at our house for Thanksgiving, then everyone who wants to, comes back over that night and eats again……..I know, what were we thinking

well this year we added another get together to the tradition……….almost everyone came back over again the next night to our house

I know, we love each other so much its gross

I knew I couldn’t serve them warmed up turkey again, so I whipped up a big pot of cream of mushroom and turkey soup, it must have been a hit because there wasn’t a drop left………..either that or they were just so glad to have something else to eat

this is not a firm…you must do it this way recipe

I used what I had, you do the same

first I sautéed an 8 oz container of fresh Portobello mushrooms until brown……sorry I forgot to take a picture

chop 1 medium onion and about 1/3 of a pound of bacon

brown the bacon

put the bacon and the previously un-photograped mushrooms aside

cook the onion over medium heat until they become translucent

then add 2 finely chopped cloves of garlic – only cook the garlic for a couple of minutes otherwise it will burn and become bitter, and there’s nothing worse than bitter garlic…….well there is, but you know what I mean

put the mushrooms and bacon back in

then I added 2 –  32 oz  boxes of chicken broth

next add 1/4 teaspoon of thyme

and a small can of sliced water chestnuts

now it’s time to make a roux

equal parts butter and all-purpose flour

I wanted the finished product to be more soup like so the roux I made was 1/2 stick of butter and 1/2 cup of flour

cook for a few minutes over medium heat so all the raw flour taste is cooked out

add all of it to the soup

next I added 2 cups of milk

then 1 cup of heavy cream, give or take a few drops………I eyeballed it, I’m wild like that

next add as much turkey as you like

I used about 3 cups of chopped turkey, but once again was remiss and didn’t take a picture of it

I plead triptafan poisoning

let the whole concoction simmer for 30 minutes or so

throw in what you like, potatoes, carrots, celery……….I was thinking wild rice would be good next time……….the sky’s the limit – go crazy

but I have to admit, it was really good just like it was


the wanna be country girl – Caroline

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6 Responses to Turkey redux

  1. Carolyn says:

    Just made the soup with the leftover turkey from Thanksgiving, it received raves from all of my family. Thanks for the recipe!

    The Wanna Be Country Girl Reply:

    Carolyn I’m so glad it was a hit. Now if you could send you little ones over here to tell Little Bit that it’s OK to try new things I’d really love it!
    see ya soon,
    the wanna be country girl – Caroline

  2. JP says:

    Now that looks wonderful! I can almost smell the bacon and onions cooking!…:)JP

    The Wanna Be Country Girl Reply:

    JP it was really good! I think the bacon made all the difference in the world.
    see ya later,
    the wanna be country girl – Caroline

  3. Debbie Rambo says:

    I’m loving your Blog, Caroline. I’m not a cook at all and already feel like I can master some of these dishes. It’s the pictures that help.

    The Wanna Be Country Girl Reply:

    Debbie I’m so glad you are enjoying it. Come back often!
    see ya,
    the wanna be country girl – Caroline

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