Tuesday, October 15, 2013

soup pot rebellion

With the leavings of the Thanksgiving turkey dispatched to the soup pot, this year the cook broke with long-standing tradition. 

No noodles. 

Shocking, I know, but this year the remains of the noble bird were accompanied by the humble barley. And with that stunning swerve away from the beaten durum wheat track came a few tweaks - the addition of a considerable amount of spinach, quite a few more carrots, a soupcon of hot sauce.

I've always loved barley, and my affection for turkey is well documented. It was only a matter of time before the two became a whole lot cozier.


umbrellalady said...

I broke with tradition as well and did not use noodles. I used a very chewy brown rice that went extremely well with the turkey.
Must be the year for digression.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That sounds delicious, Kathy! The turkey barley was a big success; I'll bet the turkey rice was too.