Turkey Soup? Get Real ... Haven't You Had Enough Turkey? Well, dears, haven't you had enough of the bird by now? Did you really come here expecting to find yet another way to consume the leftovers? Here is some free advice: if you have that much leftover, next time buy a smaller bird. You are wasting America's resources by firing up the ovens for so many hours, and your reward is turkey-based meals for four days.
Oh, sure - a repeat repast the next day is fine, and you can struggle through a few sandwiches over the long weekend, but can you really be looking forward all that much to a big simmering pot of turkey bones? The Soup Lady doubts it and says no to turkey soup. Instead, try this snappy little shot of sunshine. Well, sunshine if our Sol was a red dwarf, I guess. It is irresistable, even under a yellow sun.
Mrs. Smith's Zippy Beet Soup
Into a large mixing bowl, place:
canned red beets, cut into 1/2" dice - with the juice
two cucumbers -peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2" dice
one hard boiled egg, peeled and finely diced
3 Scallions, sliced into 1/4" rounds
4 cups of low-fat chicken broth or, for the timid, water
2/3 cup of white vinegar
fresh dill, chopped
salt and pepper
Mix all ingredients together and chill for at least four hours. When ready to serve, add 3/4 cup sour cream. Taste and adjust seasonings.
The Soup Lady likes extra vinegar. Act surprised.
P. S. Unlike Betty Crocker or Uncle Ben, there really is a Mrs. Smith, but not the one that makes the pies. This one has hair that is the same color as Lucy Ricardo's.