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January 07, 2009

SQUIRREL APPRECIATION DAY IS APPROACHING

We remind you that there is more than one way to appreciate a squirrel.

(Thanks to Brian Tremblay, jon harris, funniegrrl, and Geoff)

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I went to the Squirrel Appreciation Day site but could not find a single recipe.

Yaabut which wine?

D'oh! (missed the second link, sorry . . . )

...and in the Squirrel Control Ideas section, there is no mention at all of the gauge shotgun you should use for optimal control.

Those aren't the first things that come to mind when I think of British food. Heck, food doens't even come to mind when I think of British food.

I'll pass on the eating of the squirrel.

Can I just run 'em over?

I went to the Squirrel Appreciation Day site but could not find a single recipe.
Posted by: Bãrön vønKlýff | 03:35 PM on January 7, 2009

Baron, they like peanut butter and corn.

My cat likes them a la carte.

Siouxie likes them a la car.

The squirrels near me have a high lead content, but it varies by caliber...

*snork* @ Annie! Indeed.

I still like this method.

Some squirrels are really hard to appreciate.

(yes, I know it's a arachno-chipmunk.)

I was gonna be nice and hand you a spare "n," Annie, but GAH!!!!! All my nice got scared and left after that picture!!!!

My dog would appreciate a squirrel. As dinner.

cj is a squirrel and i appreciate him. and his nuts.

“Save a red, eat a gray!”
Save a horse . . . .

Yes, serving squirrel for dinner is a great conversation starter!

Host: Who wants some roasted squirrel?!

Me: What kind of idiot invites people over to dinner and serves squirrel? Seriously, mom!

M'ville - people who are fresh out of cat.

Whut?

The squirrel slingshot is no. 1 in my book.Skeeted squirrel.That looks to be from the high house.

*gaspchoke* @ cg! you go girl!!

*snork* @ cg !!!

Put that cookbook down, crossgirl; you're scaring me.

Squirrel & dumplings! Mmmmmm!

Baron - the gauge depends upon the intended use:

Nuisance removal - the heavier the better.

Table Grade - the lightest gauge you can hit them with.

I'd need some assurance they didn't taste like Henry Waxman's nosehair.

*wonders if squirrel tastes anything like mole-asses.*

Half the Squirrel Aprreciation thing is why they are fascists. I don't get it.

Squirrel tastes a little like greasy chicken. I only tried it once. Honest.

NotSherly, "ride a cowboy!"

The whole "tastes like oily rabbit" thing made me retch a little.

Mr. R appreciates squirrels. Really. This is now hanging on our front tree. He fills it with peanuts each day. Me? I like to experiment. Much to Mr. R's chagrin, I was proven right (and he wrong) when the squirrels preferred a stale McDonald's cheeseburger to stale pretzels.

"But they wouldn't eat MEAT!?"

Yeah, Hon, keep telling yourself that. They'll eat your finger if you keep feeding them every day.

*looks around the kitchen for new and exciting pseudo-food with which to tempt the squirrels tomorrow*

Growing up in the Ozarks, I always appreciated squirrel fried up with salt and pepper, with a side of fried potatoes and onions and squirrel gravy.

Seriously.

My Dad was an avid hunter, and I did my share of hunting as a boy as well, and every so often we'd have squirrel or rabbit for dinner. To me, squirrel tastes a bit like chicken and a bit like rabbit.

Now if you want something totally redneck...at a friend's house I was once served barbecued racoon. Fortunately all I could taste was the BBQ sauce...

Please, Bãrön vønKlýff, nothing bigger than a .410, or there's nothing left to eat...just a little puff of greasy smoke and some odd bits of fur flying around.

The ONLY way to really do them in (and be willing to admit to it to your buddies) is with a .22. Shoot'em in the head, or better yet, hit the tree right up next to the head and knock'em out (preferred method up in Georgia for folks who know how to hit what they're aiming at).

THEN....skin'em, clean'em, cut'em up (instructions available in older editions of "The Joy of Cooking") and put'em in some real Brunswick Stew. It's not real if it doesn't have squirrel in it (you Yankees can use chicken, instead).

So, if it's true that squirrels or other animals tend to taste like whatever they eat, and we want to depopulate the critters by making them attractive as food, then shouldn't we be feeding them Sn!ckers bars or maybe bacon?

I agree with you pogo, squirrel and dumplings (preferably apple dumplings) is great. Squirrel stew is good too. (spent my high school years in the Cumberland Gap region of KY... what can I say?)

Squirrel and Dumplings is pretty good, but I do tend to like RT's "little puff of greasy smoke" better.

I will stick with BBQ 'possum.

It takes a goodly number of squirrels to make a stew,and that's a good thing.I appreciate that fact about squirrels.

"Squirrel tastes a little like greasy chicken."

You did it wrong.

The French, who are famous not only for surrendering, but also for cuisine, eat a lot of rabbit. Find a French rabbit recipe and use it to prepare your squirrel.

"It takes a goodly number of squirrels to make a stew" ~ron

I guess that's true, cuz this little feller in my kitchen is taking his sweet old time making me my breakfast!

*whips little guy with wet noodle*

*gets bit*

*gets rabies*

*dies*

THUD

*squirrel dances gleefully on dead body*

Goodly Number of Squirrels (GNS) is one of those illogical mathematical variables that is dependent on discrete conditions. Under most conditions, the GNS paradoxically equals zero. However, as ron points out, in the stew environment, the higher the GNS the better. Other non-zero GNS conditions would be the halls of Congress environment, the MS Vista testing laboratory environment, the cable television billing environment, and the inside of Ahmadinejad's pants environment.

What, am I the only geezer to remember Squirrel Melts ?!

That's gammelfleisch for sure!

I sense a lot of hostility here toward squirrels. Is it because we are so amazing? People! Throw down those forks. For all our good qualities, we taste disgusting.

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