Turkey Breast, Turkey Noodle/Rice Soup and Turkey Waldorf Salad

This is actually a terrific way to use 1 whole turkey breast in 3 different ways. Purchase a 5-6 lb. uncooked frozen turkey breast (should be in the freezer section of your grocery store, near the whole turkeys). Place frozen turkey breast in an oval crock pot on low for 8-10 hrs. Do not add water. (If it won't fit under the lid, cover tightly with foil and cover with lid). You may also thaw the turkey ahead of time in the fridge, but it isn't necessary). When it falls off the bone, it is done. Strain the leftover broth for #2meal below.

1. TURKEY BREAST - MAIN MEAT DISH

You may then serve this for a meal along with potatoes, dressing, etc. After the meal, carefully debone the turkey and cube the rest of the meat. Yield will depend on how much was served for above meal.

2. TURKEY NOODLE OR RICE SOUP

9 c. of turkey or chicken broth (use broth from cooking turkey and add to it)
4 med. carrots, shredded
3 celery ribs, diced
1 med. onion chopped
2-3 c. cooked turkey, cubed
1 c. uncooked macaroni OR instant rice (if using regular rice, you will need to cook it longer before serving)
1 t. sage, optional
1 t. parsley

In large kettle, bring first 4 ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat;cover and simmer for 1 hr. Add turkey, macaroni or rice and parsley; cover and simmer for 10-15 min. til done.

3. TURKEY WALDORF SALAD

2-3 c. cooked turkey, cubed
1 red delicious apple, diced and dunked in salt water to keep from browning
1 c. red grapes, halved
1 c. mayo
1/4 c. walnuts, broken, optional

Combine all and chill. Serve over a bed of lettuce, in a croissant or as a sandwich.

Submitted by Susan Cogan
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