Monday, 21 October 2013

Monday Ramblings, and Turkey Soup


It's Monday. It's cold and it's raining. I spent most of the weekend fighting a cold and the last place I wanted to be today was at work.


The colourful leaves that have buoyed my spirits these past few weeks are falling off the trees, and there are flurries in the forecast.  Thankfully, I spotted Pumpkin Spice Tea on the menu at Tim Horton's this weekend.  That stuff makes everything better.

Of course, being sick meant that comfort food was needed.  So last weekend's turkey stock became this weekend's turkey soup.  It was awesome.  I need to cook another turkey so I can make this soup again.  Maybe we'll have a turkey for Halloween.



I'm finding my happy wherever I can.  Like the beautiful collection of pumpkin recipes I've collected on Pinterest.  I'll be diving into my canned pumpkin stash when I get home, and baking my way to my autumn happy place.  Click the image to check them out for yourself.  You're welcome :)

The Great Pumpkin Pinterest Board
Links to the pictured recipes:

And as I searched for more happy and pretty, I was reminded why I love Tumblr.  There is some beautiful photography out there and this is where I like to keep a little part of it all for myself.  No words, just pictures.
Jenn's Random Scraps on Tumblr

Want to make your own Turkey Soup?  Do this.


Make stock by simmering your leftover turkey carcass, along with a chopped onion, some minced garlic cloves, and a few chopped celery ribs, in enough water to cover by a couple inches.  Let it simmer slowly for a couple of hours, then cool it enough that you can pour it through a mesh strainer without burning yourself. Salvage any meat from the carcass to use in your soup. If you wish to remove excess fat from the stock, chill in the fridge until the fat solidifies on the surface.


Return your turkey stock to your stove-top and bring to a boil.  Add whatever veggies you like to see in your soup.  I used chopped onion, celery and carrot.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  I also added a few shakes of Montreal Chicken Spice and a dash of Bovril Chicken Bouillon.  Simmer gently until the veggies are cooked and tender.  Add your leftover turkey meat and whatever noodles you prefer.  I used extra broad egg noodles.  When the noodles are cooked, your soup is ready!




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73 comments:

  1. Beautiful pics and the turkey soup looks delicious!

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  2. Looks delicious~ I guess winter is coming, weather we like it or not:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  3. That soup looks and sounds amazing. I'm glad the cold didn't catch up with you!

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  4. I hope you're feeling better! Colds are the worst, especially when you have to go to work! UGH!
    The soup sounds great. And thanks for the pumpkin inspirations! Yum!

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  5. Oh my!!! Such beauty here at your lovely blog!!! I hope that you feel better but boy does that soup look fantastic! Thank you so much for popping on by! I look forward to coming along with you on your journey!!! Nicole

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  6. Hope you are feeling better and that turkey soup sounds delicious. Also with you on trying some pumpkin recipes I found on Pinterest very soon, too. Thanks for linking up at the Mommy Blog Hoppers today with us!! :)

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  7. Your soup looks like just what I need on this cold day! I haven't turned the heat on yet, but it's coming. And those chocolate pumpkin pie cups also look to be what the doctor ordered. Your reference to Tim Horton's made me smile. I love Tim Horton's! We had one near us until recently which surprised me because I didn't know they were in the States. It used to be my Toronto thing!

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  8. Sorry to hear you have been sick, hope you are feeling better. your soup looks divine. I too make my own stock and I think turkey stock is my favorite. Your pictures are gorgeous and I am going to go pillage your pumpkin pinterest board. I just recently discovered how much I love pumpkin. Great post, thanks for sharing your happy.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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  9. Your soup looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love your fall pictures you have collected. I think Fall and Spring are the beautiful seasons.

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  10. Beautiful fall scenes and the food looks so yummy! Have a good Wednesday Jenn!

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  11. I enjoyed the shot of the fall leaves until I came to your soup! That looks amazing & exactly what I need to start doing as the days are getting colder. Have a great Wed.!

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  12. Well now! This was one enjoyable walk into comfort food, and fall beauty! Havent even finished my coffee yet and and am smiling from the inside out! Hope that soup healed you up nicely..gotta try those magic pumpkin bars!

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  13. There are so many great things about Fall and you've got a ton of them right here!

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  14. I cooked a turkey this weekend - and made homemade pumpkin ice cream - and colored eggs for autumn!!!!! My boys love chicken noodle soup - and I have a bunch of turkey left over - so along with a turkey hot brown, I think I will give your soup a try!!! It's cold here!!! Love your photos!!!

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  15. Hi Jenn. Thanks for linking up your Turkey Soup recipe to Sweet Wednesday Link Party, it looks delicious! Beautiful fall pics too!

    Have a Sweet Day.
    Heather
    MySweetMission.net

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  16. Great pics. Hope you feel better soon! That soup should help. ;)

    BTW, you have great taste in counter tops....I have the exact same color!

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  17. Thanks for linking-up! Are you better?

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  18. I love your autumn photo! The soup looks really good! I do hope you'r better soon.

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  19. Your turkey soup looks wonderful! I love your autumn photos!

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  20. We have been eating soups everyday! This turkey soup looks delicious!! Thanks for linking to Less Laundry, More Linking

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  21. Ok…now I'm hungry! Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing at the Twirl & Take a Bow Party!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  22. what a yummy looking soup yep its definitely fall soup weather

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  23. Those pictures are beautiful! Thanks for linking up with Time For Mom!

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  24. Thanks so much for linking up to Four Seasons Blog Hop~ I wish I had a bowl of your delicious soup...the "sick" bug has arrived in my house as well~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  25. The soup will be a great use of leftover turkey after Thanksgiving. Thanks for the link to the Pumpkin Pinterest thread. Now following and bookmarked for later reference. Have a sweet day!

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  26. Your pics are amazing and your soup looks yummy.

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  27. You fall pictures have also cheered me up, I love the colors and the food that goes along with it! Your soup looks delicious too! Thanks for posting on Four Seasons Blog Hop. Sandra from Scrumptilicious 4 You!

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  28. Hey there. Dropping in from Let's Get Real. I love homemade soup. My Dad usually makes turkey soup after Thanksgiving and it is so good. I need to try to make it sometime. It sure would taste good right now. We unexpectedly had snow today. The leaves are not even off the trees yet. I want more fall. It's pumpkin time. I want to enjoy that some more before I have to get my snow boots out.

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  29. Hi, I love homemade soup and this looks so good! Definitely pinning this so I can use it when we have turkey left over at Thanksgiving! Although I like your idea of a Halloween turkey...why wait?!? :-)

    I would love for you to come over and link up at Wine'd Down Wednesday if you get a chance. We party every week from Tuesday evening to late Friday night! Hope to see you there!
    http://www.dizzybusyandhungry.com/wined-down-wednesday-7/

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  30. What a beautiful shot of fall! We went to Kew Gardens yesterday which was beautifully sunny here in London and the trees were amazing.

    We had a turkey link up at Empty Your Archive last week and I will be doing a big turkey post next week so do link this up, Alice @ Mums Make Lists

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  31. There is nothing better than homemade soup! I made chicken veggie soup last week, and my family just loved it! Stopping by from LOBS!

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  32. Oh this looks delicious. I don't cook turkeys often but might have to just to make this soup. Thanks for linking up to the weekend re-Treat link party.

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  33. I love, absolutely love everything about this post!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop Hugs!

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  34. aww beautiful pictures, makes me want to go out and snap some wonderful Autumn pictures, yummy soup too :)

    Thanks for linking up :)

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  35. Looks great; always on the hunt for new soup recipes. Hope you feel better.

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  36. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  37. Here in the North East with the temps dropping your soup will warm us on those cold days. Thanks for sharing this with Foodie Friends Friday Halloween Party.

    Joanne/WineLady Cooks

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  38. the soup looks yummy, lovely photos #PoLoCo xx

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  39. It was a soup kind of day here last week too. I made soup last Sunday. I'll keep making my own stock in mind for this kind of soup. Looks delicious.

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  40. Thanks you for sharing you soup with us at Whimsy Wednesday! I wanted to let you know I featured you today! You can see the feature here... http://www.ohmy-creative.com/recipe/keep-warm-soup-recipes/

    Have a great day...Susan

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  41. The turkey soup looks amazing and so do those pumpkin recipes. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo :)

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  42. This looks yummy thanks for sharing #MagicMoments

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  43. Sounds delish! Thanks for linking up to The DIY'ers.

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  44. Love your fall photos :) #MagicMoments

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  45. loving the pumpkin ideas!! and your tumblr pics are fab :-)

    Thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x

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  46. Beautiful collection of autumn photos. My linky Celebrate Autumn is live tomorrow morning and I would love it if you would like to link up with any Autumn posts. Lydia x

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  47. Hi Jenn, your soup caught my eye this morning...so I will be featuring it this Sunday @ our "Inspiration Monday Party" at 2pm EST. So nice to meet you, and thanks for joining us!

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  48. This looks amazing! Totally making this after Thanksgiving! Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday!

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  49. Oh yum! This soup looks so good. I love you fall pictures. Thanks SO much for sharing at the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!
    Katie

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  50. My allergies are KILLING me and I made soup today. It really does fix everything. Hope you are feeling better and thanks so much for sharing this at Saturday Night Fever! It looks cozy delicious!

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  51. Love all the fall pictures and the soup is perfect timing...it's Turkey Season here!

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  52. Your soup looks delish. I might have to try those broad noodles. I'll bet they make it quite hearty ~ perfect as the colder weather set in! Stopping by from the Soup and Sandwich link party at Inspiration Cafe ~ Amy

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  53. That sucks you were sick. It certainly has been going around. It's that time of the year now. Your turkey soup looks comforting, though. :) Thanks for linking up at Photog Show and Tell!

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  54. Amazingly delicious it seems. I guess that is a great recipe for any type of soup.

    I love the small mini pumpkins, they are so decorative and perfect for pictures too. This is such a warm (to the heart) season.

    Thanks for sharing this post in #whyfakeitjustmakeit

    Nadia @ mamaandthecity

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  55. Yum - i love everything about this soup Jenn - I'm poorly at the moment and I so could do with some of this. xx Nat

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  56. Your fall pictures are amazing and so is that Pinterest board. I can't wait to try the soup. Thanks for sharing with Mixing Bowl Party!

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  57. Yummy I am eating a bowl as I look at your site. One thing I did was make "stuffing balls" using left over stuffing or you could use stove top. Yummy Pictures are so pretty andi

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  58. G'day! Your soup looks delicious!
    Thanks for sharing at this week's Foodie Friends Friday Foods We Loved from Childhood Party
    Cheers! Joanne

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  59. Soup definitely reminds me of fall! Thanks for linking up to the Fall Fantabulous Linky Party! I've pinned your post to the Pintabulous Mom's Fall Favorites Board.

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  60. This looks so tasty Jenn -Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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  61. I will have to keep this on hand in a month or so! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  62. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving yesterday. I love making my own stock and the first thing I do when I am done carving the turkey is throw the bones in the pot to start cooking. Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids' Tasty Tuesdays link up. Hope to see you back next week.

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  63. Your turkey soup looks and sounds so perfect for fall and winter.

    Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

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  64. I absolutely love making my own stock too. I always feel lost when my freezer doesn't have any!

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  65. The soup looks very delicious! I love that you made it with homemade stock.

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  66. Yummy soup and beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

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  67. Turkey soup sounds great for this time of year!

    Thanks for sharing with us at the Tips & Tricks party. That's how I found this post =] Hope to see you again on Monday!

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  68. Turkey soup sounds divine - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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  69. Nothing better than homemade stock. Pinned! Thanks for sharing with us at #Throwback Thursday link party. Hope to see you again this week.

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  70. Yum! Perfect time for soup its getting cold outside and that always makes me want homemade soup :) Thanks for linking up to the Home Matters Party with you! #HomeMattersParty Hope to see you next week. http://lauraslittlehousetips.com/home-matters-linky-party-59/

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  71. This post has really put me in the autumn mood - your soup looks gorgeous! So do your lovely autumn photos. Thanks so much for sharing with #foodpornthursdays x

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  72. Mmmm.... pumpkin.
    I've never made homemade soup before....I know. But I bet my hubby would love it if I did. Thanks!

    Thanks for linking up with the FrugalMommas team!

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