There are so many interesting ways to use up leftover turkey but sometimes the traditional favourites are best. Homemade turkey soup is probably the most popular. Adding some noodles to slurp up just makes Turkey Noodle Soup that much more fun to eat . And what could be more comforting on a chilly day?
The growing season is coming to a close and the days are getting colder. We still have local potatoes and leeks so I decided to make some Potato Leek Soup with Bacon. Because everything is better with bacon! But there’s something else that makes soups and stews better and I’m adding that too.
We had a delicious bone-in ham at Thanksgiving and there was quite a bit of meat left so I tossed it in the freezer. I wrap leftover bones in foil and plastic for a later date when I have time to make soup. And today is that day.
People think it takes a long time to make soup but….well, it does. But not YOUR time. Just time. You need to simmer your bones for about 3 hours but you can do other stuff while that’s happening! And you need to be patient. Good stock takes time, and you want the meat to be falling off the bone. This Ham and Split Pea Soup is worth the wait.