My son, as you might know, is part of Army Cadets. He’s a delightful lad in the throes of teenagehood which, has it moments. 🙂 But today is Family Day in Ontario and his cadet corp is having a fundraiser. Soup and buns is on the menu. They put a call out for soup-makers and I responded. I threw together a Turkey Vegetable Soup.
At the Fundraiser
At this fundraiser there were about 10 different soup-type dishes: Potato bacon (really good), hamburger (decent), meatball (tempting), potato leek, chili (smelled great), tomato mac, turkey vegetable (turned out okay), beef onion, chicken vegetable, and caribbean. I couldn’t try them all.
I went back at 2 p.m. to pick up my soup and they were still going strong and there were a couple of new soups up. A meatball soup and a vegetable barley. It was good to see what a success it was for them. About 1/2 of my soup was gone which was excellent to see.
How to Make Turkey Vegetable Soup
Three boxes of bouillon plus two blocks of bouillon base.
Two large Carrots
Can of beans
One Can of peas
Can of corn
Two stalks celery, sliced or diced (your preference)
Salt and pepper to taste
Flakes of kale
One package vegetable soup (used knorr)
Two packages onion soup (liptons)
Two large carrots, sliced thin and quartered
Cooked turkey, cubed. About 4 maybe five cups.
1 can tomato soup
Can of potatoes
Throw everything in together except the canned beans, potatoes, and peas. You’ll add those later. I had whole potatoes so I cubed those before adding. Add those canned veggies about two hours before your soup is done if making it in a crock pot like I did. If making on the stove, judge the best time (usually after the carrots are cooked through).
Alternatives if you want
I like a soup with some taste to it, but not spicy, if you like more taste, play around with the seasonings until it’s what you want it to be. 🙂 Soup is highly adaptable.
If you don’t want to use tomato soup, cutting up some fresh tomatoes or adding a smaller can of diced tomatoes would work well too. If you don’t like tomatoes, leave it out all together.
I normally add beans to the soups I make (for extra protein) but since I was making this for a fundraiser I didn’t. In this soup I find it best to add a smaller bean like black, navy or small red bean.
In Turkey Vegetable Soup it’s easy to vary the vegetable that you add. I used what I had on hand, but in the past I’ve put in zucchini, parsley, turnip, and/or parsnips.
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