By the time next weekend rolls around, we'll be knee deep in leftover turkey (and leftover everything else) from the Thanksgiving feast. For some people, leftovers are the best part of the meal! In our house, we reheat the T-day meal on the next day, but by the day after that, someone will have stripped the turkey carcass, and left a container of turkey meat waiting for creative repurposing. What's more inspiring -- and easier -- than chopping or shredding the turkey and magically transforming it into soup, stew or chili, like this leftover turkey and pinto bean white chili with lime and cilantro, from Kalyn's Kitchen?
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It's that time of year. You've got a zillion things going on this weekend: chauffeuring the kids to sports and play dates, friends coming over for lunch, leaf raking, and all the usual errands to run. Who has time to cook? You do, with your slow cooker doing most of the work. Soups like this slow cooker cabbage soup with chicken apple sausage, from Simple Nourished Living, cook all day while you're busy with life. Why not make a double batch, in your largest cooker (a six-quart size, at least), and freeze the leftovers for quick and easy worknight dinners?
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'Tis the season. Cold and flu season. My mother told me chicken soup would cure everything, and she was right. When I was young, we loved chicken noodle soup from a can. (Oh, so salty.) These days, I'm more likely to make my own chicken soups spicy. Either way, noodly or peppery, like this chicken fajita soup from Two Peas & Their Pod, chicken soup does the trick. I have no proof of this, but I believe that there's just as much magic healing power in the pieces of chicken as there is in the broth.
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