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Monday, April 26, 2021

2021 A to Z Challenge and Happy Tuesday! April 27, 2021

It's a Happy Tuesday and a Happy Birthday for my oldest son! Happy Birthday PJ!

This photo of Phillip and my Mom was taken
well over 50 years ago!  Phillip is now 58! 
The years have just flown by!

And now for today's soup.....

Wild Rice and Turkey Soup!

Save this recipe for Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

2 1/2 pounds turkey, roasted and shredded
6 quarts brown turkey stock
2 onions, medium dice
2 carrots, medium dice
2 stalks celery, medium dice
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
1 cup butter
1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
2 tablespoons thyme
2/3 cups wild rice
2 cups water
Salt and pepper, to taste
In a medium sauce pot, bring the water to a boil, add the wild rice. Reduce heat and cover until wild rice is cooked, or about 45 minutes. Strain off excess water and set aside. 
In a large thick-bottomed soup pot, melt butter and sweat onions, carrots, and celery for about 3 minutes. Next add the garlic and then slowly sift in the flour until all the butter is absorbed by the flour. Cook for another 5 minutes until flour starts to turn brown. Add turkey stock gradually and stir mixture constantly with a whisk to get rid of the clumps of flour. Once all the turkey stock is in the soup, add the wild rice and shredded turkey. Bring mixture to a boil, being sure to stir occasionally. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for another 20 minutes, until the carrots are tender. Add fresh thyme to finish and season the soup to taste.
Slurp and savor!!!!


  1. Happy Birthday to your son! And the soup today sounds yummy and I think I have some wild rice in the cupboard...We hope you have a marvellously happy day!

  2. Such a cute memory photo of your son! Happy birthday to him. The soup sounds real tasty.

  3. ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday Dear PJ,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you.♪♫

    Yummy on the soup. I swear you've posted the most delicious soups this month.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug to you both and lots of scritches to Miss Lucy. ♥♥♥

  4. Well, Happy Birthday to PJ! I love wild rice. Great recipe for Thanksgiving leftovers.

    I dearly love turkey anyway I can get it. I could eat turkey ever day...hubby of mine is not a poultry fan, but he does like it once a year and I always enjoy the leftovers in soup.
    Hugs Cecilia

  6. A very happy birthday to your son! And thank you for the recipe - I'll be saving this one because it's absolutely something I'd love (and the cats will appreciate me sneaking them tiny bits of turkey too).

  7. Happy Birthday to your son. This soup looks great. I usually add noodles, I like the idea of wild rice.

  8. Happy BIrthday to PJ! Sweet photo! I love soup so this is a keeper for me. Thank you. ALways so nice to see you here. Take care and be happy. HUGS

  9. That soup sounds really good, really! Happy Birthday to PJ from all of us!

  10. Agreeing with Lisa, a great soup for what's left after a holiday meal.

    Wishing many happy returns of the day to your Son!

  11. Kathe,

    Your son is close to my age. I'll be 60 in December. The years do get away from you, don't they? Our oldest will be 33 next month and I'm always like, how did that happen? :D The Wild Turkey and Rice soup sounds quite good. Thanks for sharing. ;)


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