Crockpot Turkey Soup

Course : Crockpot
Serves: 4
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1 medium Carcass -- wings and bones of 1 chicken
2 stalks celery with leaves
2 medium carrots -- cut in chunks
2 pieces bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon marjoram

Preparation / Directions:

Remove all meat from the bones and carcass and refrigerate. Break bones and carcass up into pieces small enough to fit into a 4 or 5 quart crock pot. Add remaining ingredients and 3 quarts of water. Cover and simmer on the low setting for 24 hours. Strain broth, and refrigerate overnight in a clean bowl. Discard vegetables and bones. The next day, remove the fat that has congealed on the surface of the broth. Place in a large kettle and bring slowly to the boil. Add: Õ1 1/2 c. chopped celery 1 1/2 c. chopped carrots 1/2 c. chopped parsley Õ Simmer for 15 minutes. Add 3/4 cup parsley and simmer for another 15 minutes or so. Salt and pepper to taste and add 1 cup noodles or other small soup pasta. Simmer until the pasta, barley and vegetables are tender. Add 1 to 2 cups leftover turkey (or however much you need to get rid of) and return to boiling. Makes approximately 3 to 4 quarts and freezes well.

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