Wednesday, December 2, 2009


I'm sorry that I've been MIA. I went back to work and life is just crazy around here!
Tonight I made one of my favorite Thanksgiving leftover dishes and it turned out that the toddler LOVED it!

Turkey Wild Rice Soup


8 ounces wild rice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped celery
2 cups chopped carrots
3/4 cup flour
4 cups cubed cooked turkey
2 cups light cream or milk
2 cups broth
salt and pepper to taste
2 teaspoons crumbled dried thyme
1 teaspoon crumbled dried bay leaf

Place 4 1/2 cups lightly salted water in a medium pot. Bring the water to a boil and add the wild rice. Stir the rice and return to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for about 45 minutes (in CO it's going to take about 1.5hrs) or until the rice is tender and opens.
While the rice is cooking, sauté the oil, 2 tablespoons of the butter, the onions, celery, and carrots in a large stock pot for 5 minutes. Add the flour and mix well. Pour in the broth and heat through. Add the turkey, cream, and spices. Simmer for 40 minutes. Just before serving add the cooked wild rice.

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