Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving Leftovers-Crockpot Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

I love leftovers...especially at Thanksgiving!

I can serve leftover turkey for days on end.

I did actually try to do that once.  After about day 6, my family began to revolt!  So if you plan on serving leftover turkey, mix it up and serve it in unique ways.

This is a good one, especially on a cold day.  Even better...whip this up to serve after hitting all those Black Friday sales.  Not much better after a day of shopping!

I am talking Crockpot Turkey and Wild Rice Soup!!!!

Turkey and Wild Rice Soup
8 cups of chicken stock
8 oz uncooked wild rice
1 cup of frozen, chopped onion
1 cup of frozen, diced carrots
2 Tbsp chicken bouillon
4 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup flour
2 cups half and half
2 cups diced turkey
salt and pepper to taste

Add the chicken stock and the uncooked wild rice to your crock pot.  Set your crock pot on high.  Add your frozen onion and carrots, pepper and chicken bouillon.  Cook on high for 3-4 hours.
After 3-4 hours, melt the butter in a skillet and add the flour.  Cook for 1-2 minutes before adding the half and half.  Once smooth and thickened, add to the crock pot.  Stir until combined.
Finally add the turkey and cook on high for an additional 20 minutes.  Add salt and pepper to taste just before serving.

Don't you just love the crock pot?  What a great way to serve those turkey leftovers!

Celebrate the little things that make life sweet!


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