I know that I am not alone when I say that I LOVE a good Thanksgiving feast … hands down my favorite meal of the year. However, I am also a big fan of all of the delicious creations that come to be from the wonderful Thanksgiving leftovers. My mother makes a mean Turkey Barley Soup, it’s something that I look forward to every year. It’s easy and so yummy!
Instructions: Simmer the leftover turkey carcass in a large pot with water nearly covering the bones. Season the water with two heaping tablespoons of chicken bouillon, one-half tablespoon poultry seasoning, and one teaspoon of salt. More can be added later if necessary. Simmer for 1-1/2 hours. Place a strainer in a large bowl and remove carcass and any stray bones from the broth to the strainer–let cool to the point the meat can easily be removed. Return the meat to the broth along with any broth in the bowl. Chop one onion, five carrots, and three celery stalks–add to the broth as well. Add one cup of pearl barley (more for thicker soup). Bring mixture back to a boil and then simmer for another hour. Check seasoning and adjust to taste!
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