Dont know why I never did this before; but it is the best soup I have ever made.
After everyone left on Thanksgiving, I put the turkey carcass and whatever meat was left on it and tossed it in my large stock pot and covered with water. Put on low/simmer and went to bed. I let it simmer all night and all morning.
The next afternoon, I poured it in a colander (saving all the liquid) and picked out the skin and bones.
Returned remainder back to the large pot with the liquid stock, and then added all my leftover vegetables from the Thanksgiving meal - blackeyed peas, mashed potatoes, corn, lima beans, green beans, etc - then chopped up a cabbage, added a large can of diced tomatoes, salt, pepper and let it simmer the rest of the evening and night.
We have eaten soup for the next 3 days and finally froze the remaining amount. Best soup ever!
I almost cant wait to cook another turkey.
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
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