Dudes. Seriously. The MOST AMAZING thing happened the other day.
Mom was planning to make a trip to the meat packer for some tasty RMBs (raw meaty bones), muscle meat and organs when she opted to organize our meat locker first. She thought we were running out of protein options, and my folks like to make sure Big Pupi and I have a decent variety of meatiness so that they can alternate our protein source. This helps to ensure that we are exposed to lots of nutrients and amino acid profiles, and it also helps to prevent allergies from developing in two very allergy-prone boys. Anyway, seeing a lack of meaty bones mom thought it was time to stock up. Personally, I like to make sure that my meat locker is pulling its weight, and that it's filled to the brim with feasts-in-waiting.
Food mommy yanked out a number of large bags filled with ground whole goat and mutton, and a couple bags of Nature's Variety beef medallions. There didn't seem to be any RMB meals left, and we get these every few days to make sure our teethers stay nice and white. It was a sad moment until... to my wonder and surprise... from the very very frozen bottom of that wonderful locker of meat... there appeared 6 lbs of turkey necks and 4 lbs of chicken necks. It was a miracle!!!Necks galore! I was in bird neck heaven! I could barely contain my excitement.
For a super strong-jawed boy like me, turkey necks make for great chewing. Plus, because they are a smaller sized, non-weight bearing bone they make for a good feast for my weaker jawed brother. While chicken necks do us good for their nutritional value, I give them one chomp and it's down the hatch. These turkey necks really make me work and I LOVE IT when I have to hunker down and really focus on eating a meal. YUM! It took me almost 15 minutes to work this breakfast through. I've learned to be a good chewer thanks to these birdy feasts.
I guess the tasty lesson for today is to never underestimate the power of a meat locker. Deep within their bowels lies a treasure trove of delicious secrets, just waiting for your mouth. My meat locker is a magical locker indeed and I respect it dearly. I suggest you do the same.
In that regard, and in honor of the day that my meat locker magically produced 10 lbs of deeply frozen bird necks out of thin air, I declare that day (February 8) Meat Locker Day. On this date we must honor the locker. Clean it. Feast on its contents. Tell it how much you enjoy its hard work. For if it weren't for the beloved meat locker we'd all be just a little bit hungrier.
Here's to you, meat locker. Keeping the feasts fresh.
Happy belated Meat Locker Day, folks.