Now that your planning for Thanksgiving is done (you are done, right?—just kidding, I’m not, either), it’s maybe time to give some thought to what will happen to all the leftovers.
For a lot of people, the leftovers are the best part about Thanksgiving, and for good reason. Who can argue with a turkey sandwich with mashed potatoes on the side or a drumstick and stuffing drizzled with gravy?
But after a couple of days, when everyone starts to get a little tired of turkey, you’re maybe ready to use it all up and move on. In my household, this is where turkey soup comes in. Making soup is our favorite way to use up the leftover meat once everyone’s had their fill. Given just a little planning, it’s a quick prep (less than an hour, mostly unattended), and depending on your mood, it can easily be tweaked to work with what you have on hand.