For a Thanksgiving dinner appetizer, holiday leftovers or any day, turkey soup is a wonderful way to start a meal.
Classic ingredients for traditional turkey soup usually include carrots, onions and celery. But how adding lots of other veggies and serving it in a big bowl with some fresh crusty bread? That's a hearty meal all by itself.
Some lucky people have their grandma's turkey soup recipe to use as a basic starter - just put the neck and giblets in a pot of water, season and boil. Or wait until the turkey's been eaten and add the bones to the soup pot!
The key to the best soups is the seasoning. The secret grandma shared was that the vegetables and spices...what you choose to add to the pot...gives your turkey soup the special taste that makes it uniquely yours.
Use the recipes you'll find just up ahead, but don't be afraid to experiment when you season. (Tasters be warned: testing hot turkey soup is a good way to burn your mouth. Make sure to let that spoonful cool before you sip.)
Eventually you'll find a combination that becomes the star of Thanksgiving and you can be the one passing on the secrets!
Speaking of secrets - if you want a low fat soup, just chill the soup and remove the fat that rises to the top and turns solid when the soup gets cold. Reheat the skimmed soup and serve...delicious low fat turkey soup!
More turkey soup recipes around the Web:
Turkey Soups - There's enough variety here to have you serving turkey soup even after the leftovers run out. Caribbean, dilled, Chinese, chowder or the familiar comfort of day after Thanksgiving leftover soup and plenty of other yummy turkey soup recipes...
Turkey Leftovers - Soup - This one has Grandpa's recipe for turkey soup as well as a tangy Dijon versions and other soup recipes plus pages of ideas for other ways to turn that leftover turkey into something besides a sandwich...