Sick of eating leftover turkey? If you can't donate it to the seniors in your life like we do, try this!
12 cups (2.8 L) cold water
1 turkey carcass, broken into 3 or 4 pieces
2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped (Also use the leaves)
2 carrots, coarsely chopped (Also use the leaves)
2 unpeeled onions, coarsely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped (Optional)
1 bay leaf
1 tbsp (15 mL) dried thyme or 2-3 tbsp of fresh thyme
1 tbsp (15 mL) black peppercorns
6 stems parsley
In large stockpot, combine water, turkey pieces, celery, carrots, onions, garlic, bay leaf, thyme, peppercorns and parsley.
Bring to boil; skim off any foam. Reduce heat and simmer for 4 hours.
Strain through sieve that is set over large bowl; let cool. Refrigerate until fat solidifies on surface, about 8 hours; remove fat. Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 4 months.