It's Sunday, the last day of the Thanksgiving holiday and PawPaw is cleaning up leftovers, getting ready for work tomorrow and the coming Christmas season.
So, at daylight, I took the turkey carcass from the fridge and dropped it in a big stock pot. The smoke in the bones will add a lovely flavor to the stock.
As the leftover turkey boiled, I added some salt and pepper and dropped a stick of butter into the pot. Then I started chopping onion and bell pepper, and cut up some good pork sausage. Sauted everything, then made a roux. The basic gumbo recipe is here.
Turkey gumbo is an old tradition in these parts. It lets us make use of the last bit of meat from the Thanksgiving turkey and gives the flavors another pallet. It's something different, and very, very good. Right now, the gumbo is resting in the crock pot, blending and maturing. In another hour I'll make a big pot of rice and expect the children and grandkids over here shortly after the noon hour.
Turkey gumbo. It's what's for lunch.