After two days of turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, dressing and gravy, I always look for something lighter to make with turkey leftovers. And since our temps have plummeted from 65F down to the 30s in the two days since Thanksgiving, soup seems to fit the bill. I often make this one with chicken but those little pieces of turkey pulled off the bones work equally as well. The addition of lemon and dill reminds you of a Greek party in a bowl! —inpatskitchen
3 to 4 quarts
large onion, diced
medium carrots, diced
stalks celery, diced
cloves minced garlic
3 to 4 cups
diced cooked turkey (or chicken), both white and dark meat
chopped fresh parsley
Juice of one large lemon (or even more if you like)
I think I get my love for food and cooking from my mom, who was an amazing cook. She would start baking and freezing a month before Christmas in order to host our huge open house on Christmas afternoon. I watched and I learned...to this day I try not to procrastinate when it comes to entertaining.
My cooking style is pretty much all over the place, although I'm definitely partial to Greek and Italian cuisine. Oh yes, throw a little Cajun in there too!