Thankful for unopened Christmas presents

Since we are picking up our half hog today, uncertain about the actually space needed in the freezers, I needed to clear out what we can. I had saved backs, necks and bones from chickens, two bags full. I put them in the crock pot with water, celery and a few onions for stock.

About 4 this morning there was lots of popping and fizzing in the kitchen. Seems like something is messed up with my crock pot. All was not lost, my mother in law gave me a new back up crockpot for Christmas. I transferred the content of the crock and went back to bed thankful for my mother in law.

She has perfect timing!