Friendsgiving & Leftover Turkey Soup

This year, Chicken Face and I held out first (soon to be annual) Friendsgiving! Sounds fun, right? Totally, except for one minor thing: I’ve never cooked a turkey before and had absolutely no idea where to start. Thus, I turned to Martha Stewart and began hyperventilating at the thought of figuring out how to gut a turkey, what a cheesecloth was and how to ensure that I don’t give all of our guest food poisoning.

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With a little bit of research, I ended up taking somewhat of a risk and making my own turkey recipe of sorts. Let’s just say that it was a great learning experience, nobody died, and next year will be even better!

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Sorry, Cody. I just had to.

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Lola’s new BFF.

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Aron, Kristin and I. Tear.

Post-friendsgiving, I had copious amounts of turkey leftover with not an idea what to do with it. I turned to my trusty friend Google and found THE MOST AMAZING Southwestern turkey soup recipe (yes, that’s supposed to be in all caps). I have to admit, I’ve never made soup before and was super excited with how easy and delicious it was. It tastes like a spicy tortilla soup. Crumble some chips on top and you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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(PS Don’t laugh at my food photography. I’m just trying to copy Cate. She’s amazing.)

Do you do Friendsgiving? What’s your favorite turkey left-over recipe?

Happy Running!

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7 Responses to Friendsgiving & Leftover Turkey Soup

  1. That soup looks so good! I really love this idea though. I might have to try having one myself next year!

  2. Meggie says:

    Nope, but I would love to Friendsgiving! Well, minus that whole cooking thing…

  3. Aron says:

    LOOK we are in real clothes!!!!

    It was sooo fun and I am already looking forward to next year :) thanks again for having us – everything was DELICIOUS!!!!

  4. Cate says:

    I love the soup photo!

  5. The Blonde says:

    I love spending Thanksgiving with friends! Such a different experience than with family.

    I have a fantastic turkey chili soup recipe. Yum-o!

  6. Nelly says:

    I give you mad props for cooking a turkey by yourself, I would have no idea how to do it! I probably would look up how to do it online or something! lol Friendsgiving does sound like a great time.

    I don’t have friendsgiving, but every week my friends meet up and we eat then go bowling. So I guess that is our friendsgiving. I actually bowled well yesterday with a 174 – best score I’ve gotten in forever. Funny part is I found a pink 14 pound bowling ball at the alley, so people were laughing when I said I was using it, haha

  7. Friendsgiving looks like so much fun! I had one on Thanksgiving since I couldn’t go home…it a good second place to actually being with family. Love your California crew!

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