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Cold Weather Has Got You Down? Make a Turkey Noodle Soup

It’s an EL NINO year, have you heard? That means, that weather is affecting ALL of us at one point or another. It's been so crazy since it started, hasn't it? Many of my friends went back home for the holidays, expecting white Christmases, and yet they got surprised. 

My Friend Bethany's Facebook Post

"I've slipped into an alternate universe... The holidays are hot in Louisiana and literally freezing in San Diego. Global warming doesn't explain this phenomenon. What. The. Heck. 
Santa, please bring some 40 degree temps, as I would like to start a fire. You should probably bring some 60 degrees to San Diego, too, as I'm sure they're freaking out. 🎅🏽🔥"

For some of us, the holidays were sunny in parts that aren’t normally sunny. For us in San Diego, typically sunny days were cold as hell. (I love that saying, because why would hell be cold?).

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I know, it’s tough when I boo hoo about the cold weather in sunny San Diego when other parts to the country are flooded with ridiculous weather such as the northeast has been getting lately.

Yet, here at home, when it hits below 70 degrees I gather my boots, put on a long sleeve shirt (I personally own only two), and drive out to places that feels like a winter wonderland in Southern California (i.e Julian, CA. a 35-minute drive to the end of the county). 

I play outside in the brisk cold, then I drive back home, turn on the heater and make homemade soup. It’s what I love to do. Especially anything that resembles the old school Chicken Soup, or in my case, it's going to be a Turkey Soup. 

I was born in San Diego and because of this, our extent of cold weather warrants soup making 3 times a year. This is WHY I'm excited for colder temps.  Luckily for me, this year when it got a little chilly, my freezer happened to be stocked with some leftover turkey from thanksgiving.

 

So next time it gets a bit colder and there is a state of emergency where you are at and you have to stay home, make sure you make this soup. You will be happy you did.

 How to make this easy Turkey Noodle Soup:

Ingredients (2 servings)

 3 c Stock ( I like to use Chicken Stock, and I make at at home).

1 cup Frozen Turkey pieces (shredded or cut into pieces)

2 Carrots (cut into bite size pieces, skin on)

½ Fresh Greens (I usually have kale, spinach on hand)

1 pkg Udon Noodles (these are packaged as a ready to go “cup of noodle” style Packet)

 

Preparation

1.       Bring 2 Cups of Stock and the carrots to a boil.

2.    Add the frozen turkey pieces and bring down to a simmer for 15 minutes. Cover. 

2.       Add 1 cup of Udon Noodles to the pot for 5 minutes.

3.       Remove off heat and add your Fresh Greens.

4.       Enjoy.

I will be back next Tuesday morning with another wholesome and easy recipe, in the meantime, you can subscribe to the newsletter for exclusive recipes, free cooking videos (using periscope) and invites to tasting dinners in my home in San Diego. 

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Happy Cooking,

Martha

 

 

 

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