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Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy That REALLY Works!

You know how it goes: you have pulled your turkey out of the oven or roaster or oil-free fryer or whatever and it is resting until carving time. Now it's time to put the rolls in the oven, steam some veggies, finish up getting the feast plated up and ready to serve. Who has time to stand there, stirring gravy???? Yeah, nobody. So you end up with lumpy gravy, raw gravy, burned gravy or some other disappointment.

Instead of trying to cram one more thing into crunch time, make your gravy ahead, and trust me: this is delicious! It makes a lot of gravy, and all you have to do is warm it up. You probably have all these items in your pantry already. Plus, if you are making a small dinner of just a turkey breast or capon, you can totally fake it with this gravy.

1 carrot, scrubbed or peeled, trimmed
1 rib of celery, scrubbed (include leaves!)
1 small onion, trimmed but keep the peel
1/2 cup of butter (one stick) divided
1/4 cup all purpose unbleached flour
**2 cups of chicken stock (not b…

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