Yesterday, I roasted 2 turkeys. One was wrapped in a bacon lattice, the other had a pineapple apricot glaze. Today, I decided to make turkey soup, and since I just wandered around and threw in little bits and pieces of whatever sounded good when I looked at it, I'm calling it Wandering Soup. Since it's currently simmering on the stovetop, no word as yet on if it actually tastes good or not. This adventure might have a horrible ending - or not. Let's find out together.
To whet your appetite/build a horror-movie like suspense (don't throw that in there, you idiot! Welp, you're dead!), here's what's in the pot.
- 2 leftover turkey thighs (originating turkey unknown)
- 1 leftover turkey back (again, I dunno which turkey it came from)
- 5 big carrots, cut in 1" pieces (because I didn't feel like doing a lot of knifework)
- 1 medium yellow onion, finely diced (because since giving birth, I've developed an aversion to hunks of onion for some reason)
- 5 cloves of garlic, smashed
- 1 14.5oz can diced tomatoes with garlic and basil, juice and all
- 1 packet alfredo sauce dry mix
- 1 cup pearl barley
All that's in my big soup pot, and then I added enough water to cover. I plan to let it simmer until the barley is done, adding water as necessary (since barley is like rice in that it's a thirsty ingredient). I may play with the final texture, since I tend to prefer slightly thicker, chowdery soups as opposed to brothy ones. We'll see. Also, seasoning adjustments, if necessary, to come.
I didn't change a thing, just served it in a bowl with some pan-toasted french bread (for sopping up juices, doncha know). It was SUPERB!