I am trying to focus on eating more then just muscle meat of a animal and decided to grab some beef neck bone from local store. (no we don't raise our own meat, wish I could :/ )
The benefits to cooking with the bone, fat, and bone meat of a a animal is huge. Immune support, stronger bones, and more energy is just a few. (lets not forget gives a use for bones that otherwise might just be thrown out) Bone marrow itself contains lots of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. Bone marrow also helps by carrying oxygen threw out the body.
So what we did first was start making the bone broth. In our crock pot we placed all the beef bones, some water, and veggies. (carrots, onion, celery, and garlic powder) Let it cook for 24 hours then made our first meal with it. We picked out all the meat and marrow and placed it in a jar with our favorite marinade and let that sit for a little. Then just placed it over rice and added a few bones for show. It was so good! Ended up tasting like beef jerky. After that was done all the bones went back into the water mix and sat for another 24 hours. After that was done I put some in the freezer and some in the fridge to use as broth in later meals. So next time you hit up a butcher or store look for the bones, it is worth it! (side note butchers in my area sells bones for cheap cause a lot of people just never buy them, worth a try)