Have you been as busy as I have packing away all of the Christmas decorations? I love looking at them as they remind me of Christmases past when the children were little. But, then the New Year arrives and it is time to pack them away.
I have always loved the quiet and peacefulness of the month of January. This year is no different, but I do think it has been a good bit colder this January than in the past. Listening to the weather news I realize those of us living in the South are not near as cold as some of you living up above Atlanta. But, it is still quite cold here with temperatures forecast to be 22 degrees here tonight and only 39 during the daytime hours.
I can only imagine how it will be in places like New York, Chicago, Michigan and all of the other northern states. We do hope all of you keep warm and safe in those frigid temperatures.
On a cold January day we very much enjoy a nice hardy bowl of turkey soup. I always freeze the left over Christmas turkey and when time permits defrost the turkey and make a big pot of hot turkey soup.
I included the Turkey Soup recipe last year in a January blog post along with yummy home-made biscuits (yes, they were a little over-done as seen in the below photo) but, they were still so good. This year I thought I would try some of those Parkerhouse Yeast Rolls to go with the soup.
Turkey Soup and Biscuits.
Soup recipe included below.
Biscuits recipe included in the below link.
Frozen Parkerhouse Yeast Rolls.
These Yeast Rolls are available in the frozen-bread-section at the grocery store.
Prepare muffin-pan by spraying with Pam spray so the rolls do not stick.
Place two pieces of the frozen yeast dough in one muffin-cup
and continue on until you have used the entire package.
One package will fill a 12 muffin-cup pan.
Do allow time for the rolls to defrost and rise. Seems like it takes about 4 hours to rise nicely.
Rising a little more ...
And a little more ...
I like to let them rise until they are really big and fat. Our grandchildren like them like that!
Follow baking directions on the package. And then, there they are, all baked and browned.
Spread a little melted butter (I use Smart Balance) over the baked, warm rolls.
I did include this Turkey Soup recipe in a post last year,
but will include it again this year just in case you would like to make this fast and easy recipe.
Ingredients for Turkey Soup
Turkey Soup Recipe
- 2 1/2 quarts of chicken broth
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (you may need to add more later, according to your taste.)
- pepper, to your taste (I used about 1/2 teaspoon)
- 1 Tablespoon dried basil
- 1 Tablespoon poultry seasoning
- 2 (16. oz) packages frozen vegetables (included were peas, corn, green beans, lima beans, and carrots)
- 1 (6oz) package of Uncle Ben's Country Inn Chicken & Wild Rice (use seasoning packet)
- 3-4 stalks celery, diced
- 1 can condensed cream-of-chicken soup, undiluted.
- 3 cups (cooked) turkey, diced
In a large soup pot, add all of the above ingredients, cover and simmer until the vegetables and rice are tender.
Note: If you like your soup thickened a little as we do, you can add equal parts of water and Cornstarch mixed together (about 2 Tablespoons each of water and Cornstarch). While stirring the soup, slowly add the Cornstarch.
That is it! Just as simple as can be, and so delicious! If you make this recipe I do hope you like it too.
I'm so glad you stopped in for a visit, and also hope your New Year has started off really well wherever you may be.
Keep safe and warm!
Keep safe and warm!