What do you do with the turkey leftovers? Re-heat it, make sandwiches, soup? This is my favorite soup.
Turkey Carcass Soup
1 turkey carcass
8 -10 cups water(enough to cover carcass)
3 chicken bouillon cubes or 1 tablespoon chicken or turkey base
1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning or sage
1/2 cup rice, or 1 cup uncooked egg noodles
3 medium carrots, sliced
2 stalks celery, sliced
2 medium onions, diced
2 tablespoons chopped parsley, optional
Combine first 6 ingredients in large stockpot. Simmer (covered) 1-1/2 hours.
Remove bones; cut off meat and return meat to broth. Add remaining ingredients, except parsley. Simmer ( covered ) 30 minutes or until vegetables and barley are tender. Garnish with the parsley.
Serves 6 to 8.
Notes: Other vegetables may be added or substituted, like corn, zucchini, tomatoes, potatoes, peas or mushrooms.