I made homemade lard!!
I took my first shot at rendering leaf lard and man it is awesome - I rendered 3 lbs of leaf lard from a company out here called Thundering Hooves and I got a full quart from it.
I already used some of the fat when cooking a turkey breast tonight - I put it over and around the sweet tates in the pan and man oh man was it delish..
I am also going to try my hand at doing some pastries and pie crusts, but anyone have other ideas?