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Jan 29, 2014

Because I am a REBEL....

With a headline like that, you perhaps were expecting to see me in leather or a short skirt, but not find a crockpot full of soup!

Well, today at Midlife Boulevard, the ladies are sharing their chili recipes.  I used to make chili a lot when the whole family was at home...but I haven't made it in awhile.  So, I am going to show you how to make a turkey and dressing soup!  You start with a crockpot and fill with water, three slices of Applewood Bacon, three stalks of celery, one large sweet yellow onion (cut up), three cloves of garlic, fresh sprig of rosemary and three large turkey legs.

The secret ingredient are apples...cut up two and toss them in.  Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of poultry seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon of sage, and 1/2 teaspoon of white pepper.

Cook overnight.  

The next day remove all of the big pieces.  Take the meat from the turkey legs, shred and return to broth.  Mash garlic cloves and return to broth.  Cut celery and onion and return to broth.  Mash apples and return to broth.  Add your favorite veggies.  I like green beans, carrots, and sometimes corn.  Cook about an hour longer.  While the soup is cooking, make the cornbread!

Grandma’s Cornbread
1 cup sifted flour
¼ cup sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
¾ tsp salt
1 cup yellow cornmeal
2 eggs
1 cup milk
¼ cup melted butter
Bake at 425 degrees for 25 minutes.

For a little extra punch, stir in some chopped onion, chopped green and red pepper and chopped celery!

Cut a big slice of cornbread, place in the bowl and pour the soup over it.  A hearty bowl of holiday

Now, for those who want chili recipes...head on over to MIDLIFE BOULEVARD CHILI ROUNDUP..eat hearty and stay warm everyone!!

Happy Wednesday...see you tomorrow for another segment of I MATTER...and the blog hop!


  1. It sounds fabulous! May have to give this one a try over the weekend.

  2. Except for the bacon (though in years past, it might have appealed!) this recipe looks like a keeper! I will try without the bacon!! Thank you!

  3. Looks wonderful, Pam--you rebel, you!

  4. This sounds wonderful! I am a soup lover and will be trying this - never would have thought to add the apples! Perfect for the freezing cold northeast Ohio winter!

  5. I love this and am totally making this! Pinning too...divine!
    Kristen--mommy in SPORTS

  6. I just came in from shoveling and just reading this recipe warmed my bones. I love apples with turkey but never thought of it for soup!

  7. There is nothing better in cold weather than cornbread and something out of the crock pot.

  8. Pam how delish! I can smell the scent of the apples in this dish!

    2014 Artists Series

  9. Hi lovely lady.
    Your recipe is a keeper this cold weather has been great for Soup. I hope you are having a wonderful week with your family and are keeping warm.
    God Bless.

    xxoo Diane

  10. Oh my goodness I am pinning this and making ! Delish!! xo

  11. From a non-cook - this looks fabulous!

  12. This looks great, I will be over at 6:00! (wish I really could)

    blue hue wonderland

  13. Sounds yummy! Good to warm your insides on a cold day.


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