Troutbirder II

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Tongue In Cheek

R.E previous post titled "Troutbirder's Favorite Recipes." I think I need to go back and reread the chapter in the manual "How To Write Blog Posts" titled "Tongue In Cheek Satire." Obviously, judging by the majority of kind and generous posts I'd received so far.... I missed the mark. Lets start with the facts. I do have that cookbook. The titles of the recipes are real. I did hunt deer, pheasants, ruffed grouse, ducks and geese. I do not hunt/fish nor eat carp, coots(mudhens), muskrats, crayfish, opposum, skunk, racoon, woodchuck, beaver, snipe, or anything akin. For certain, in the golden age of my youth, I had killed and brought home some squirrels. Skinned and proudly presented to my city raised bride, (who had already demonstrated a certain degree of skepticism toward any meat not approved by the Department of Agriculture and wrapped in plastic), Mrs. T asked "what are they?" After explaning to her the conclusion was "they look like rats and I refuse to cook them." Thus ended my career of bring home for table use anything exotic found in my South Dakota cookbook......

14 comments:

  1. Whew! I am so glad to hear it was satire. I took one look at the recipe titles and as a good vegetarian, I moved on to the next blog...

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  2. Huh, and here I thought I'd found a kindred spirit....lol.
    I also have someplace the "Road Kill Cookbook", if you're interested.
    Mike

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  3. Wives do have a way of putting their foot down, don't they?

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  4. Awe Mrs T reeled you in when you barely got started:)

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  5. My mother taught me several ways to cook squirrel and other wild game. I married a man who had never shot a gun, much less hunted. Fortunately, we had a neighbor who worked with Ducks Unlimited and often hunted with contributors. His wife refused to cook any of the bounty so we reaped the benefit of some mighty fine eating. I have several game cookbooks although I agree with you there are some things I won't ever try to eat.

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  6. I have eaten a lot of those little squirrels.My mom would make them for us at breakfast if we got back early.

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  7. Heh...that's too funny! Being part Asian, I'm not too averse to some of that sportsman's harvest cuisine (tongue in cheek, of course). A votre sante!

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  8. I knew it! :-) There are definitely things I won't eat, either! lol.

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  9. Oh well! The book is a great conversation starter when you meet someone new. You can fool them into thinking you're a Daniel Boone type. I agree with your wife on the rat thing. Squirrels are rodents. My husband said he ate quite a few while growing up. They were bagged by his dad and cooked by his mom. The only game I've ever agreed to eat is venison. It is pretty tasty.

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  10. Many times on my blog, I post Southern humor and nobody gets it!!!

    Hope you are over that terrible cold and feeling much better.

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  11. Oh my stars ~ I can't believe you brought home skinned squirrels for you wife to cook! You are very lucky that she stayed married to you!!! ;o)

    Hope you are having a lovely April!
    xo Catherine

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  12. Hmmmm....no squirrels for me, even though my son DELIGHTS in bringing them home. Squirrel = Rodent

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  13. One of my mother's cookbooks contains a section of recipes for wilds meats and fowl. One is for Boiled Moose Nose. Oh dear, I want to believe this is a joke...

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