Holiday Turkey Leftovers: Turkey Frame Soup

Thank you, Sally, for sharing this leftover turkey recipe with us! We hope more of our families will share a holiday leftover recipe too, we don't want one bit of food to go to waste! :o)

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Turkey Frame Soup

Recipe for those leftover turkey bones and the tons of meat you didn't know still
clung to them!

1 meaty turkey frame  (I usually throw mine in the freezer and cook several at a time)
3 quarts. water (12 cups)
1 onion, quartered
2 tsp. salt
1 16-oz. can tomatoes, cut up
1 T. instant chicken bouillon granules
1 ½  tsp. dried oregano, crushed
1 tsp. dried thyme, crushed
1/8 tsp. pepper
4 c. fresh veggies (any combination of uncooked sliced celery, sliced carrot, chopped onion, chopped rutabaga, sliced mushrooms, chopped broccoli, and cauliflower flowerets)
1 ½ c. uncooked medium noodles

Break turkey frame or cut in half with kitchen shears; place in a large Dutch oven with water, onion and salt.  Bring to boiling; reduce heat.  Cover; simmer for 1 ½ hours.  Remove turkey frame; when cool enough to handle, pull off remaining meat from bones and discard bones.  Strain broth.

Return broth to Dutch oven.  Stir in cut-up turkey meat from bones, undrained tomatoes, bouillon, oregano, thyme and pepper.  Stir in fresh vegetables.  Bring to boiling; reduce heat.  Cover; simmer for 45 minutes.  Stir in uncooked noodles; simmer uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes or until noodles are done.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Makes 10 servings.

Submitted by: Sally Ferguson
Source: Better Homes & Gardens New Cookbook