One of my favorite things to do with Thanksgiving leftovers is to make turkey stock. I love it! It’s so good, so easy and so nutritious! I even like that it doesn’t need to be made right away. I can throw the bones in the freezer and make it whenever I have a day at home and want to feel productive. The bones of the turkey are full of all kinds of beneficial things, and a splash of apple cider vinegar will help draw them out. Talk about an immune boost! Grandma knew what she was talking about when she made chicken noodle soup to treat a cold or sore throat.
You can also throw in leftover celery leaves, carrot ends, herbs, onion peels, garlic cloves and more for added nutrition and flavor. Just dump everything in the pot, cover with water and simmer for a few hours. Strain out the broth, then cover bones with water again and go another round. You can easily have a couple of gallons of tasty, healthy broth from one turkey’s bones. You can also cook it overnight in the slow cooker or roaster if you prefer. Just freeze or can the broth until you’re ready to use it.
This gigantic stockpot was a gift from my husband for my birthday this year. It will be perfect for water bath canning next summer. Until then, I’m happy to use it for broth.