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What do you do with the giblets and neck for Thanksgiving?

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What do you do with the giblets and neck for Thanksgiving?

givemecarbs | Nov 18, 2008 04:14 PM

This topic has started wars in my extended family and also with friends. John's family puts some giblets in the gravy and some in the stuffing. John hates giblets and is horrified when he accidentally eats some of these little surprises. Once I spent Thanksgiving at my cousin's house and was dismayed to learn that her family tradition was to cook up the giblets and neck as a good starter for turkey soup later. I have to admit that they made a fine turkey soup but then the turkey gravy sucked. My firm belief is that giblets are to be cooked up along with the neck to make a savory broth as a base for the all important turkey gravy. This makes Thanksgiving Dinner yummier and also all those future hot turkey sandwiches. Dogs get most of the giblets and the cat gets a piece of giblet plus the neck to chew on for about ten minutes before she can eat any of the bone. Then I take it from her. I make turkey soup too to go with all those cold turkey sandwiches but I already have two frozen containers of chicken broth just waiting to enrich that hot turkey rice soup. Man, now I'm hungry.

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