Every year, I ask myself what I like better – Thanksgiving dinner or Thanksgiving leftovers. Hard call! I know that as I am slicing the turkey for the main event, I always turn my thoughts to tucking the carcass into the fridge, ready for making turkey soup the next day.
Turkey soup is one of my favourite things about Thanksgiving. It’s not just a soup. It’s a full meal when you add some healthy vegetables, noodles and leftover turkey. And it’s even better when you top it with crispy croutons made from the leftover stuffing (my favourite). The croutons taste like stuffing. My husband likes to eat them crispy right off the top of the soup. I like to sink them into the soup making them mushy – it reminds me of my childhood when I soaked my crackers in my soup.
I love making this soup. It’s like a reward for all the work from the days before. Comforting, hearty and super tasty.