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prairiemoon2 z6 MANovember 14, 2007

We are having company for Thanksgiving and in the past we sometimes find ourselves running out of gravy. I don't know why we never seem to have enough. The family is always looking for leftover gravy too, which goes without saying there is none of that either. So what are we doing wrong? We add stock to the pan when we roast the turkey and cover with foil and stock again when we prepare the gravy. It tastes good, but is not enough. Is there some way to make extra gravy?

Thanks very much..


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Woodie posted a recipe on the Thanksgiving Help thread for make ahead gravy that makes two quarts - I suppose if you needed more than that you could increase quantities accordingly.

Here is a link that might be useful: Scroll down for Woodie's recipe

    Bookmark   November 14, 2007 at 9:30PM
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prairiemoon2 z6 MA

Becky, thanks a lot! I just looked at that 'Make Ahead Gravy' recipe of Woodie's and it looks like something I could try this year.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2007 at 8:37AM
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I have 3 turkey legs I just bought this morning. I'm getting ready now to cut 3 celery stalks into 1/4's; 1 large diced onion & 3 lg carrots cut into 1/4's. I saute them for a few minutes and add parsley, salt & pepper. Then I brown the legs into this mixture until brown on all sides. Then add water to more than cover the legs & veggies, add a hpg 2 Tbs of chicken soup base & simmer until legs are tender. I then freeze this mixture when cooled, until the day before the big day. (I also remove the meat from the legs & dice real fine & add to my broth for extra full flavor for the gravy.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2007 at 1:41PM
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prairiemoon2 z6 MA

Thanks Sharon, I am going to try to make some ahead this weekend. I hadn't thought of turkey legs too...


    Bookmark   November 15, 2007 at 6:28PM
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pm2...just make sure you use the glass jar of 'paste' soup base-not boullion cubes. It has a stronger, concentrated flavor-just don't add any salt until the broth is done. You'll find it on the soups row in the store-usually top shelf by the dry soup mixes. Also-you can save a couple of the legs when all cooked-to serve mixed in on your roasted turkey platter if you want to-just finely chop up 1 for the broth/gravy.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2007 at 8:31AM
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