Save the bones and make stock...It will be the best Gumbo base you have ever tried.
Oh yeah, I never throw the bones away. I made some kick ass turkey and noddle soup out of the cartus. Your injection sauce was great by the way. Running through the blender eliminates the coffee filter step.
You especailly have to save ham bones because this is football season. All I have to do is bet spotts and he sends me some Colorado Bean soup mix.