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Old 10-23-2010, 11:19 PM   #61
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Frank just likes to tease Kath, us DC members are icing, or braising as this savory squirrel case may be...

I've had the suspicion that they're inedible unless you cook 'em to death -- too lean, too high a metabolism, not eating fatty nuts but rather caching them this time of year...

Dumplings, I can sink my teeth into!
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:35 PM   #62
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Frank just likes to tease Kath, us DC members are icing, or braising as this savory squirrel case may be...

I've had the suspicion that they're inedible unless you cook 'em to death -- too lean, too high a metabolism, not eating fatty nuts but rather caching them this time of year...

Dumplings, I can sink my teeth into!
I love dumplings. Not sure how I will like the squirrel. But I will try it.
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Old 10-24-2010, 02:45 PM   #63
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I love dumplings. Not sure how I will like the squirrel. But I will try it.
You be a better woman than me, Kathleen.

You mentioned before, 4 things you wouldn't try. Care to share?

Personally, I absolutely won't eat any wild animal, although I understand why others do. I guess it's just where I draw the line with my basic belief that animals shouldn't be eaten. I justify my passion for meat if it's shrink wrapped in a white styrofoam tray from the grocery.
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:06 PM   #64
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You be a better woman than me, Kathleen.

You mentioned before, 4 things you wouldn't try. Care to share?

Personally, I absolutely won't eat any wild animal, although I understand why others do. I guess it's just where I draw the line with my basic belief that animals shouldn't be eaten. I justify my passion for meat if it's shrink wrapped in a white styrofoam tray from the grocery.
At least you're honest.
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:25 PM   #65
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Are these red squirrels? Or grey? Greys are common over here, but reds are very rare, beautiful creatures and friendly, too.

I've not heard of eating squirrel. I shouldn't think there'd be much meat on them.
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:33 PM   #66
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Are these red squirrels? Or grey? Greys are common over here, but reds are very rare, beautiful creatures and friendly, too.

I've not heard of eating squirrel. I shouldn't think there'd be much meat on them.
Here in the States, we have at least two different species called red squirrels. One of them is also called a fox squirrel.
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:37 PM   #67
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Here in the States, we have at least two different species called red squirrels. One of them is also called a fox squirrel.
Hmm. Thanks, but I'll prefer getting my meat regular.
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Old 10-24-2010, 11:17 PM   #68
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"Chipmunks roasting on an open fire
Hot sauce, dripping from their toes..."

Oh, wait. This is about squirrels. Hmmm. Let's see if I can follow Mr. Bob Rivers' lead here. Hmmmm.

Sung to the tune of "Silver Bells"

In the autumn, in the tree tops
leaping from tree to tree
There's a succulent squirrel that is calling'...
Seeeeeya; Goodweed of the North
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Old 10-24-2010, 11:23 PM   #69
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I'm proud to be your daughter right now. *wipes tears from her eyes*
Heh! With song skills like that I was going to ask him to adopt me.
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:18 PM   #70
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The big day has arrived!!

The box is running about 200F right now and building, the squirrels are covered with bacon.

The down side is there isn't enough meat to push the food probe in to keep an eye on it. Will have to go with the look and feel. I can likely use the instant read but the digital monitor is out.
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