I'm in a Stew: turkey stew, that is.
After almost 4 months, it was time to exhume the Christmas turkey carcass from the freezer and to make a stew.
Sue, on her very own, figured out how to do this years ago when there was no Google to provide assistance. She just did it.
The procedure begins by getting the very big pot and the turkey carcass from the basement. Much water is added, and the frozen carcass is dumped in. It is brought to a boil and, along with some onion, simmers for many hours: 5 hours in this case.
The bones are removed, and then the bits are sorted into good meat and grubbier bits. (We had saved some additional turkey meat that would also later go back into the pot.)
The remaining mixture still had to be strained: keep the liquid, strain the bits.
The strained liquid is is set aside to go back into the big pot later.
And the chopping begins. We add all sorts of veggies: carrots, potatoes, broccoli, carrots, turnips, beans, and mixed veggies. We'd add cauliflower too, but the price. Oy!
Back into the big pot it all goes for several more hours.
As we near the end of the process, Danica prepares Country Harvest biscuits.
The biscuits look delish, especially with a little cheese on top.
And ... we're ready to eat. It's a good way for AC to get his veggies. Otherwise, he has a problem with veggies. (You can see that we add some tri-colour pasta too.)
We served 5 people for this dinner, but there remain many meals to go into the freezer to be ready when called upon.
It is certainly a labour intensive meal, but it makes a lot of meals, and it's nutritious too.