Chris's Rich Turkey Stock

We didn't host Thanksgiving, nor did we bring anything homemade. I know, weird for a couple of self-professed foodies, but that's the way it went this year. My parents hosted Thanksgiving and did a fabulous job as always (thanks, Mom!), sending Chris and me home with plenty of leftover vegetables, turkey meat, and of course, the carcass from the bird. Over the weekend, Chris got to work making his homemade stock by putting all of the following ingredients in a large stock pot and simmering it for hours and hours. We used it as the base for two delicious leftover meals: pot pie and soup. It was a deep brown color and had rich turkey taste. For the turkey pot pie recipe, see previous post HERE, as I pretty much followed the same recipe.

Chris's Rich Turkey Stock Ingredients:
1 turkey carcass (with the "good" meat cleaned off) cut up to fit in the pot
1 Vidalia onion, roughly chopped
2 carrots, roughly chopped
1 quart vegetable broth
1 1/2 teaspoons celery flakes (or use 2 chopped celery stalks if you have them, which we obviously did not)
1 teaspoon black pepper
4 bay leaves
1 sprig of rosemary
salt to taste

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