I am going to gush for just a moment about my husband. I like to poke fun of him a lot in my posts. He is a really good sport about it. I tease about him being a “Yes daddy”, which he is, but he is the best “Yes daddy” out there. The truth is my husband is amazing. I often don’t give him enough credit for all that he does for the family. Lord knows, I am not always a picnic to be around, but he is consistently loving & supportive and I adore him for it.
Let me let you in on a little secret, I am not the greatest home maker. After the birth of our daughter, my housekeeping skills have become virtually non-existent. Thankfully, my husband helps with the household duties. He does the laundry & I hate doing it. I clean the bathrooms and floors & he rarely picks up a broom. We have a great balance for keeping our happy, messy home.
We also share in cooking duties. This weekend daddy did all the cooking. He made two of his specialties. He made his family recipe for venison mostaccioli, which unfortunately I can’t share & he made his famous crock pot turkey soup.
I am not much of a soup fan. It has never been a meal that excited me or filled me up, but my hubby’s soup is hearty & delicious and I love it. It is also a healthy and low fat meal option for those watching their diets.
Slow Cooker Turkey Soup
Leftover turkey carcass (12-14 lbs starting weight)
3 whole celery stalks
3 whole & peeled carrots
2 whole medium onions (peeled)
2 bay leaves
1 tsp dried minced garlic
1/2 tsp coarse ground black pepper
1/4 tsp celery salt
1 tbsp chicken bouillon powder
1 tbsp salt
1 15 oz can of Veg-all (mixed vegetable blend)
1 14.5 oz can of chicken broth
1 2.25 oz pack of dry noodle soup mix (Lipton or store brand)
1/2 cup of pearled barley
Place all ingredients except last 4 to the bottom of a 6.5 quart slow cooker, with the carcass being added last. Fill the slow cooker with water. Cook on low for 6-7 hours. After 6-7 hours, strain the loose meat, whole vegetables & bones. Pick out the bones carefully, return the meat. Chop up the cooked carrots & celery stalks and add to slow cooker. Add the remainder of the ingredients & cook on low for 1 more hour.
The soup was delicious as always. Our picky girl even enjoyed two bowls. Thanks daddy.
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