Friday, February 29, 2008

Turkey Soup

So to be honest with you, I printed out this recipe b/c I thought I could use some of my leftover turkey from the turkey breast I roasted. Um, yeah, not so much. This called for ground turkey. But this worked for me b/c I had about a pound of ground turkey leftover from something I made earlier in the week but forgot to take pictures of. (Sorry!)

Every few weeks I realize how much money I have spent at the grocery store and how much food has gone bad in our house, or will be going bad and I sit down and go through what recipes I have made, what I have left & what I am going to do with it so that I don't go to the store. I plan every meal: breakfast, snack, lunch, snack & dinner. I don't take into account that we may not be home, that we may go out to eat, that we may skip a snack, that maybe we just don't want fish for dinner. So there is at least 3 meals that I haven't made by the time the week is over.

Last night I said to the hubs, is it ok if I just make soup & salad for dinner? I really need to use this stuff up! He said ok, after I bribed him with a delicious dinner that I have planned for this evening.
Onto the food...

Turkey Soup Provencal
Cooking Light
1 pound ground turkey breast
1/2 teaspoon dried herbes de Provence, crushed
1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans or other white beans, drained
1 (14.5-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with garlic and onion, undrained
4 cups chopped fresh spinach

Cook turkey in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until browned, stirring to crumble.
Add herbes de Provence, beans, broth, and tomatoes to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in spinach; simmer 5 minutes.

**My notes: Talk about easy peasy. I didn't have herbs de Provence, so I put in some rosemary, sage, savory, marjoram & basil. I also only had plain canned tomatoes, so when I cooked the turkey I added some chopped red onion & a few minced garlic closves. And I added a can of tomato sauce, it looked awfully thick even before I added the spinach. I let it simmer for at least a half hour before I added the spinach. And this was really really good. DH even said it was good and he is not a fan of soup.


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Renea said...

Mmm, this looks really great.