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What to do with your left over carcass.

Disclaimer: this post is not for the squeamish. Or the vegetarians. And if you’ve come across this title expecting something sinister, you’ve come to the right place. Nothing is more dark and creepy than leftover Thanksgiving turkey carcass. Dun Dun DUUUUN!

I hope everyone had a splendid holiday weekend full of friends, family, and ridiculously gluttonous feasting. I spent the evening of Thanksgiving with my dad’s side of the family, and took home with me the whole turkey carcass in a garbage bag.

My family was going to toss this beauty, but I couldn’t see such a perfect soup-starter go to waste. They joked that I would end up just throwing it out, so of course I had to take on the challenge and prove to them and the world that I would, indeed, make soup with it.

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Soup and Seeds

I am all about soup these days. I make it all the time, but never take pictures. Mostly because soup is not that pretty and sometimes looks like baby food. Not to mention, soup is relaxing, and relaxing means putting down the camera and closing the computer. Though the most honest excuse is sometimes I forget that I write a blog about the food I cook.

The other day a friend shared with me a recipe for pumpkin seeds, raving that it single-handedly captured the essence of fall. Turns out, these salt-soaked, cinnamon and sugar-roasted seeds were quite fantastic.

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