Bill’s Turtle Soup

1 cleaned and cut-up snapping turtle

Cook in large pot of water with onion, bay leaf, several whole allspice and salt. Cook one beef bone and 1/2 chicken with bones, onions, salt and pepper. Take meat off all and cut up fine. Put the broth together and add 3 cups cut-up carrots, 3 cups chopped celery and any other vegetables you like to add to the broth. Add one quart tomato juice. Make spice bag of 2 tablespoons mixed pickling spice. (A metal tea ball may be used.) Cook all of this together slowly, then add all the cut-up meat. Simmer gently about one hour. Add more salt and pepper to taste.

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