I have been trying to post a green up tip every other Saturday.
This week I would like to talk about some options for Thanksgiving.
If you are hosting this year, why not ask your guests to bring their own
leftover containers so less food gets wasted. We all know most people don't actually eat the leftovers.
We are not most people.If my peeps baulk at eating it again, I freeze and serve at a later date.
Don't forget to use that turkey carcass..I mean if you're going to kill it,
make good use of it! I hate seeing people just toss out those bones!My Mom used to have a soup pot
ready for that turkey carcass right after dinner. She just set it aside early in the morning.
As soon as the meat was picked off the bone, she tossed her veg scraps (end of the celery,carrots and onions) along with the bones into some water to
cook. She would strain all the liquid out and add any leftover
carrots etc to it for the finished soup or she would cut up more onions,celery,carrots etc and saute a bit before adding to soup.I make mine like she did using whatever is on hand for the soup.It may vary from year to year, but it's always good.We always had soup the next day with sandwiches for dinner after spending the day while decorating the house for Christmas and baking cookies.It was one of those rare days off for my Mom, and we enjoyed it a lot.We never raced to the mall that weekend, it was about being together and listening to holiday music and baking and generally having fun.Must have been all those feel good chems from the turkey! ;-)
I still love the smell of turkey soup simmering. If you are really organized and can have it cooking up while
your company is still there, they can all take some home for the next day, and you won't get stuck with a billion gallons of it in your freezer! ;-) I like having some in the freezer to use all during the winter, but not everyone likes turkey soup as much as I do. OK, I'll step off my soapbox (or is that soup box ?) now.
You probably need to run to the food store.....