Twice this week I've made great meals out of something that I would have normally thrown away.  I had a turkey carcass in the freezer from February so I put it in the crock pot with boiling water and simmered it all day. There was very little meat in the stock but it didn't seem to matter when I added fat Swabian egg noodles and served it for supper. They all loved it.  

Early this morning I pulled out the Easter ham bone from the freezer and did the same thing with the crock pot but added a bag of pinto beans. The beans are delicious and I can't wait to make burritos out of them for dinner. 

I will have to remember to save bones in the future! The nice thing about the freezer is when you have so much leftover meat you can't foresee needing the piddly old bones you can freeze them and resurrect them weeks later for a delicious dinner.  


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