The food stuff we throw out is oftentimes the best stuff. Bones, chicken skin, fronds, leaves, stalks, tails and snouts, innards: all good stuff.
I was making mashed potatoes the other day and peeled the potato skins into the sink, figuring they'd go down the disposal. And then it occurred to me: why?
I took them out of the sink, rinsed them off as far as you know, dried them, tossed them with EVOO, s/p, and baked them at 425 until they got crispy.
A better pre-dinner snack you will not find in your sink.
Next time, maybe some herbs? Spices?