Yesterday I made the turkey gravy for the shelter. If I didn't make this, they were getting it out of a can. This took hours and hours to make. At the end, I had 50 quarts.
I couldn't use my giant pot to make the stock because it is too big to work with for something like this. I used these three pots and let the stock simmer, strained it and added it to my giant pot and then did it all over again. I had so much garbage I had to take it to the shelter and throw it in their dumpster. My trash cans couldn't handle it all.
This is the stock from the first batch.
I went through boxes of celery, onions and carrots.
I used the turkey carcasses, along with the vegetables, some fresh herbs, bay leaves and black peppercorns. These simmered for 3 hours each time.
Then they were strained, seasoned with S&P and thickened with flour mixed with butter. When I took the lid off to transfer it to their pans, the guys were swooning. I sure hope no one breaks into this before Thursday! It is very dicey leaving it at the shelter but I had no room for it here. Tomorrow is stuffing making day.