After cooking a turkey, remove the fat from the drippings and then freeze the drippings in the old ice-cube trays. Then you have a measured amount you can drop into a quick noodle soup, a small serving of gravy. This gives you more control over fat and sodium than buying canned broths.
I recently used one of my "turkey" cubes in ice water for my dog. She wasn't drinking enough water on our walks. This encouraged her to drink more!
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No extra calories in this quick idea using ingredients already in your meal. When you've finished cooking potatoes with your roast beef, pork tenderloin, chicken or turkey, remove all of the vegetables from the drippings. Return some potatoes to the drippings & whizz them up with a hand blender. The consistency becomes just like gravy & doesn't add unnecessary flour/cornstarch etc calories. Just plain good food that you were already going to eat!
If you don't have a hand blender, a regular counter top blender will do just fine.
How you make your gravy can make a difference in the harmful fats that will cause a high calorie gravy.Using a fat separator, remove the oils and fat drippings from your turkey juice. By adding wine, herbs and some salt and pepper you can make a nice turkey stock with no fat. Using cornstarch to thicken is the better alternative.
Save some left over turkey and freeze it until your ready to make soup!!!!!!
Unthaw the turkey you placed in the freezer place in crockpot, add 2 large chicken broth,half can of tomatoe juice,frozen peas,frozencarrots,frozen beans of your choice and 1 large can of sliced mushrooms,salt & pepper to taste.( add 3-6 bay leaves also) cook over night.Thicken with cornstarch!!!!!
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