On the way to Feline Friday, I noticed this picture taken last Sunday.
It started as leftovers.
We had dinner on Saturday in Kaneohe at a good friend’s house. He roasted a chicken (vegans, you are excused from the room).
When we were cleaning up after dinner, we asked what was going to happen to all the bones. Turns out he was going to just dump them in the garbage. Instead, took them home.
The next day, they went into a pot of water with some salt, garlic, onion, and a bit of thyme. I brought to a boil, then simmered at length. The chicken looked a little sparse, so I went digging in our freezer and came up with a turkey drumstick, a leftover that likely dated to last year some time. I dropped it into the mix. I guess this transformed it into “turken” soup, although the chicken flavor seemed dominant.
It cooked for hours, and by the time the drumstick thawed and cooked, the chicken was just right. By late afternoon, I scooped out the bones. About an hour before I wanted to serve, I added several potatoes, quartered, several handfuls of carrots, some celery, a few sprinkles of hot pepper, a bit more thyme. When the vegetables were cooked, the soup was served with a green salad and some hot bread.
Not bad for a leftover meal.
As usual, click on the photo to see a larger version.