The holidays are over, and as we descend into a gray, dreary January, I’m taking a few minutes today to celebrate the recent season.
Our holidays began with Thanksgiving dinner at home. Stephanie, Katie, and my mom and dad enjoyed a fabulous turkey meal with all the trimmings. And the potato filling; never forget the potato filling.
While cleaning up, we decided to save the turkey carcass instead of discarding it. We planned to make turkey stock, so the remains of the bird went into two freezer bags we’ve been repositioning to get to the vodka or whatever else they’re on top of for the last five weeks.
Today that ends. Today the house smells like Thanksgiving all over again. We’re using this recipe to turn the frozen turkey bones into turkey soup with noodles.
The forecast begged for soup today, and the weather hasn’t disappointed. Gray since dawn, sleet began falling shortly before 9 a.m. followed by a dusting of snow before turning to rain by late morning.
Unfortunately Stephanie must leave for work before the soup is ready, but we’ll sure have plenty left because of the homemade bread.
Katie received a Cuisinart bread machine for Christmas, and is taking it for its first test drive today. Before aromas of turkey filled the house, yeasty dough rose to tantalize.
I cannot wait for dinner.