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A Bowl of the Wife of Kit Carson

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Ingredients

Day One
1 cup garbanzo beans
1 turkey carcass with enough water to cover
1 onion, peeled
1 stalk celery
1 carrot
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon salt
8 whole black peppercorns, crushed slightly
Day Two
1 quart stock
2 to 3 cups leftover turkey meat, preferably dark meat (wing meat is good too)
1 large onion, peeled and coarsely chopped
Garbanzo beans, drained
3 tablespoons uncooked long-grain white rice (not Minute Rice)
Dash of crushed oregano
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
1/2 pound Monterey Jack or Muenster cheese, finely diced
1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
Garnish (optional)
1 avocado, peeled and cut lengthwise into thing slices
1 large ripe tomato, finely chopped

Instructions

Day One Starting the day before you wish to serve the soup, wash garbanzo beans under cold running water. Place in a large bowl and cover with cold water by at least 2 inches. Soak at room temperature at least 12 hours. The beans are needed for day two. Put turkey carcass, enough water to cover, and all vegetables and seasonings in large, heavy pot. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer 3 to 4 hours. Remove from heat. Strain stock through a fine sieve or cheese cloth and refrigerate. Discard the carcass. Day Two Put the garbanzo beans in a large, heavy ovenproof casserole or pot and add stock and chopped onion. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, about 1 hour or until beans are tender but still hold their shape. Add rice and just a dash of oregano. Cover tightly and simmer 20 minutes. Uncover and add peppers and turkey meat. Heat through, 15 to 20 minutes. Don't cook until mushy. Taste for seasoning. You may or may not need to add a little salt. Sea salt is best. Put cheese on top and put under broiler in oven just until cheese is melted and slightly browned. Serve in thick soup bowls, or bread bowls, garnished, if desired, with avocado slices around edges and a little chopped tomato on top.

Elizabeth Rohr
Moline



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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