Sunday, January 20, 2013

It Smells Like Thanksgiving

Today was a day in which we found ourselves, unexpectedly, with nothing to do.  Of course, for me that means do stuff I've been putting off.  Like the laundry.  And making turkey stock from the leftover Thanksgiving turkey.  It's been hiding in the freezer since then so I brought it out and made 10 pints of stock.  I boiled the bones with vegetable scraps, 2 bay leaves, some peppercorns and kosher salt and the pints were in the pressure canner for 20 minutes at 10 pounds of pressure.  There are 4 or 5 pints left with which I will make soup for dinner tonight, right now it's just stock and the meat I separated from the bones and put back into the pot.  Later I'll fry up some parsnips, celery, carrots, and onion and make the soup.  Ideally with barley or rice or something.  I'm hoping that the turnips I saved from the farm share are still OK to add; they had frozen in the drawer in the fridge and then I let them thaw on a higher shelf.  I'll cut one up and see how it is.

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