Skip to comments.Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day!
Posted on 01/22/2010 12:58:42 PM PST by Daffynition
Whew! With National Penguin Awareness Day behind us, we can finally turn all our energies toward celebrating today's made-up animal-related holiday: Squirrel Appreciation Day. You know, the day when all Americans take time out to remember those feisty, funny, athletic little guys with a penchant for obstacle courses and an unfortunate tendency to overdo it with the fermented pumpkins.
Christy Hargrove, a certified wildlife rehabilitator from North Carolina, started Squirrel Appreciation Day back in 2001.
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Best line in the movie.
That’s a pretty happy squirrel!
~ 3 squirrels, cut up (All hair and shot removed.)
~ 1 egg
~ 2 cups plain flour
~ 3/4 cup broth
~ 1 teaspoon salt
~ salt and pepper
Boil squirrels in four quarts of water until tender. Remove squirrels from broth, let cool, then remove meat from bones. Set aside.
In large bowl, mix flour, egg and one teaspoon of salt with 3/4 cup of broth and roll into ball.
Strain the broth to remove any stray shot then resume boil. Return meat to boiling broth.
On a floured cutting board, use rolling pin to roll the dough ball to a thickness of 1/16 inch. Cut into 1-inch wide strips and drop strips one at a time into the boiling broth. Gently shake pot after last dumpling is added to prevent sticking.
Cook approximately 10-15 minutes until dumplings are tender. Salt and pepper to taste.
Tree rat appreciation day? When do we celebrate boll weevils? Termites? Black widows?
If you’ve ever had squirrels getting into your house,as I have,this is one day I will NOT celebrate.
Ping! I seem to recall that you just love the little critters. ;)
The one day Richard Gere and his gerbil avoids at all costs..
Squirrel...yummy....the other red meat...low in cholesterol....great on BBQ sticks..
Been too long since I’ve had squirrel. There is a year round open season on non-native squirrels in Oregon. I best go find some.
“So if Sunday you’re free,
Why don’t you come with me,
And we’ll poison the pigeons in the park.
And maybe we’ll do
In a squirrel or two,
While we’re poisoning pigeons in the park.
We’ll murder them all amid laughter and merriment.
Except for the few we take home to experiment.”
Tom Leher - Poisoning Pigeons in the Park.
Mr. Flibble ping
My backyard sqirrels get their daly ration of peanuts. All of God’s creatures.....
Jan 22 is National Polka Dot Day!
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