Turkey and Okra Soup with Barley and Bacon
This is a great fall soup, rich in taste with seasonings, bacon, and onions pronounced.
If you use the turkey drippings, be sure to remove the fat from top of the soup after cooling in the fridge overnight. After skimming the fat, it is helpful to place a paper towel on top of the liquid to remove additional fat that you can't skim off. Discard the skimmed fat and the fat-saturated paper towels. Drain the broth from the bag or pan used to cook a turkey and place in a 6-quart slow cooker with 4 quarts water (or use 128 ounces chicken broth without adding water.)