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Cheap Thanksgiving: Serve Roadkill Instead of Turkey
http://www.aolnews.com/weird-news/article/serve-roadkill-instead-of-turkey-on-thanksgiving-says-hunter-buck-peterson/19717289?test=latestnews ^

Posted on 11/23/2010 11:28:23 AM PST by Red in Blue PA

(Nov. 22) -- With turkey prices at an all-time high this year, you may want to seriously consider serving another type of meat at your Thanksgiving dinner -- roadkill -- since it's fresh, fast and free.

According to Midwest hunter Buck Peterson, author of "The Original Roadkill Cookbook" (Ten Speed Press) and other humorous outdoor parodies, the most efficient way to do Thanksgiving on the cheap is to serve your guests freshly hit and roasted roadkill instead of a traditional turkey.

"This time of year is perfect for nabbing a deer on the road. The rut is on, and bucks are only thinking about romance, so they're being much more careless about crossing busy roads to get to the does," Peterson told AOL News. "In these next three weeks, there are very high chances for fresh meat straight off the road."

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KEYWORDS: buckstopshere; happythanksgiving; napl; roadkill; sourcetitlenoturl
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1 posted on 11/23/2010 11:28:27 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

The buck stops here.


2 posted on 11/23/2010 11:29:57 AM PST by steveo (2010 never again)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Just go here:


3 posted on 11/23/2010 11:29:58 AM PST by RockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Oh deer.


4 posted on 11/23/2010 11:30:35 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The meat is pre-tenderized as well. Nothing makes a finer cutlet than 200 passes with Goodyears, Michelins and Firestones.


5 posted on 11/23/2010 11:30:35 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: Red in Blue PA

There is no shame in throwing a fresh deer in the back of the truck. Been there, done that.


6 posted on 11/23/2010 11:32:37 AM PST by lurk
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To: Red in Blue PA
Cheap Thanksgiving: Serve Roadkill Instead of Turkey,

Why choose just one? Smash through the gates of a turkey farm and run the stupid birds down.

7 posted on 11/23/2010 11:32:41 AM PST by KarlInOhio (All monopolies are detestable, but the worst of all is the monopoly of education. -Frederic Bastiat)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The article mentions deer and turkey, but why nothing about...armadillo?


8 posted on 11/23/2010 11:33:39 AM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Red in Blue PA

It’s easy! Just eat around the tire tracks.


9 posted on 11/23/2010 11:33:45 AM PST by Ole Okie (American.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

if things are that bad, serve a Costco chicken or two... mashed potatoes are cheap, yams are cheap, stuffing is cheap... or you can always get one of those Armour canned hams (that look like big Spams) that were so popular in the 60s and 70s... saw them on sale at SaveMart—8 bucks for the large one...


10 posted on 11/23/2010 11:34:18 AM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Fiddlstix
Thought this was your type of article...
11 posted on 11/23/2010 11:34:44 AM PST by Outlaw Woman (Lock & Load-Coming to a Neighborhood near you)
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To: Red in Blue PA; Lucky9teen; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows

12 posted on 11/23/2010 11:35:52 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: tubebender; glock rocks; NormsRevenge

Recipe ideas?


13 posted on 11/23/2010 11:36:10 AM PST by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Do it today, while, there is still gasoline to provide such sustenance.


14 posted on 11/23/2010 11:36:28 AM PST by depressed in 06 (The only thing the ZerO administration is competent at is bad ideas.)
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To: latina4dubya

Having seen a dead porcupine on the way in today, I’m with you.


15 posted on 11/23/2010 11:37:02 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Pablo lives jubtabulously!)
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To: Seaplaner

Moose and cheese souffle.


16 posted on 11/23/2010 11:37:39 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: lurk
There is no shame in throwing a fresh deer in the back of the truck. Been there, done that.

Not to mention squirrel and pheasant. I don't care for sail cat though--too flat.

17 posted on 11/23/2010 11:38:26 AM PST by DeFault User
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To: Red in Blue PA

A business group of us visited Germany a number of years ago.

While dining in a restaurant on the square in Bonn, we asked for another basket of bread. Our waiter, who spoke very little English — but who was apparently accustomed to hearing THAT question from Americans — practically shouted “No more bread.” We chuckled at his rudeness.

Near the end of the meal, the waiter approached one of our party and, pointing to one of the menu selections, asked in pidgen English, “Vas ist? in English?” Without pausing, our tablemate turned to him and declared “ROADKILL.” The waiter walked away practicing aloud his new English word.

Once outside, we all burst into laughter as we visualized the next English speaking patron to order that dish being informed that it was “ROADKILL.”

Payback’s a bitch.


18 posted on 11/23/2010 11:39:38 AM PST by Dick Bachert (11/2 was a good start. Onward to '12. U Pubbies be strong or next time we send in the libertarians!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Sounds like a bad idea. Do you have any idea what Democrat tastes like, even when it’s still fresh?


19 posted on 11/23/2010 11:39:50 AM PST by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: Red in Blue PA; Slings and Arrows; JRios1968; Allegra; martin_fierro; al baby; pax_et_bonum

Bon Apetit!


20 posted on 11/23/2010 11:39:54 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Muslims are not the problem, the rest of the world is! /s)
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To: Red in Blue PA

There ain’t enough to make a pot of soup with when one of those 18 wheelers splatter a full grown deer while doing 70+ mph on the interstate highway. A little rolled up ball of hair and a big blood splay on the road is all that’s left. I often wonder what happened to all those bones. I mean, where to they go? Do they disintegrate?


21 posted on 11/23/2010 11:44:10 AM PST by OB1kNOb (Don't make me go ALL CAPS on you.)
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To: lurk

My niece who weighs about 90 lbs was coming home when the car in front of her hit and killed a deer. She was on the phone to her dad to come get it. Two men in a pickup came up to where she was and started loading the deer in their truck. She let them know in no uncertain terms that was her deer and they had better get away from it. They got. I keep forgetting to ask her if she had her gun with her. I thought it was very funny that these 2 men were scared away by a little lady in MS.


22 posted on 11/23/2010 11:45:30 AM PST by MamaB
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To: Red in Blue PA

Jeff sez: "So long as there are ditches on the sides of roads, no one's goin' hungry in Louisiana!"

23 posted on 11/23/2010 11:45:39 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Dick Bachert

What in the heck are you talking about? In my many years of travel in Germany, I have never heard “No more bread.”

Sure, they might charge you for it - but so what?


24 posted on 11/23/2010 11:48:21 AM PST by patton
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To: Tijeras_Slim

When my older brother was in the AF and on survival maneuvers in N. Africa, they ate anything they could. The only thing he said they could find no way of cooking was a good ole porcupine.


25 posted on 11/23/2010 11:48:27 AM PST by MamaB
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To: MamaB

My Great Grandfather’s squad wandered onto some French estate right at the end of WWI. The owner was quite put out when they ate some peacocks.


26 posted on 11/23/2010 11:51:09 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Pablo lives jubtabulously!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Suggestions?


27 posted on 11/23/2010 11:51:25 AM PST by lysie (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left- Ecclesiastes10:2)
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To: kevkrom

eewwww! And trying to clean one, yuck!


28 posted on 11/23/2010 11:53:46 AM PST by rightly_dividing
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To: Red in Blue PA

It must have been a GoodYear.

29 posted on 11/23/2010 11:54:54 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: kevkrom

My guess is that following this recent election, they are quite BITTER.


30 posted on 11/23/2010 11:55:43 AM PST by Dick Bachert (11/2 was a good start. Onward to '12. U Pubbies be strong or next time we send in the libertarians!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
In Tennessee, one has a statutory right to eat roadkill.

Take that butt-insky health inspectors!

31 posted on 11/23/2010 11:55:48 AM PST by Martin Tell (ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it)
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To: MamaB

Bubba and Junior were just hungry, not dumb!


32 posted on 11/23/2010 11:57:21 AM PST by rightly_dividing
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To: Red in Blue PA
Grilled quail
Pressed possum
Armadillo on the cracked half shell...
33 posted on 11/23/2010 11:57:21 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( I can see 2012 from my cubicle...)
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To: patton

LOL. Trust me, that is PRECISLY what we heard.

And, given that your name is “Patton,” I suspect the last time you were in Germany, you didn’t hear it because you ordered YOUR bread at the muzzle of a Sherman tank. :-))


34 posted on 11/23/2010 11:58:56 AM PST by Dick Bachert (11/2 was a good start. Onward to '12. U Pubbies be strong or next time we send in the libertarians!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Wife and I saw a fawn get hit and killed the other day on the road right by our home.

The county reportedly picks up roadkill, processes it and gives it to the foodbank.

BUT, if a deer has been hit I would think there's a good chance the intestines could have been broken and AFAIK the meat would be tainted.

I joked about taking the fawn back home. It was still there two days later. Probably NOT a good idea to eat that unless you REALLY know what you are doing and obviously I don't.

One of the reasons I don't hunt. I'd love to but when it comes to field dressing....ahhh....pass. I'd probably screw it up!

35 posted on 11/23/2010 12:03:14 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: DeFault User
There is no shame in throwing a fresh deer in the back of the truck. Been there, done that. Not to mention squirrel and pheasant. I don't care for sail cat though--too flat.

Found a coyote in the grader ditch on my morning run. Had no sign of injury and his back legs were tied together with fishing line. The conditions are a little suspect and he may not be road kill.

36 posted on 11/23/2010 12:04:16 PM PST by Western Phil
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To: lurk

Define “fresh”.................;^)


37 posted on 11/23/2010 12:06:25 PM PST by Red Badger (The House finally fell on Nancy Pelosi..........)
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To: Western Phil
Found a coyote in the grader ditch on my morning run. Had no sign of injury and his back legs were tied together with fishing line. The conditions are a little suspect and he may not be road kill.

Quite obviously the victim of harsh interrogation methods...

38 posted on 11/23/2010 12:06:41 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( I can see 2012 from my cubicle...)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Rachel Corrie Cookbook?...............

39 posted on 11/23/2010 12:08:04 PM PST by Red Badger (The House finally fell on Nancy Pelosi..........)
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To: Dick Bachert

Nahhh, wrong generation. When I lived in Germany, I told everyone my name was “Patrick.” What can I tell you, I lived in Bavaria.

But I never had a german tell me no more food of any sort - on the other hand, if you wasted any, even the waitress would cuss you out in a blaze of fury...

A generation of deprivation can change a country’s food habits.

The overwhelming german attitude is order all you wish - but you better eat it.

Only little children can escape this - they use the magic phrase, “Ich bin satt.” “I am satisfied.” At which point, the waitress will turn on the parents... and abuse them for ordering too much food for the children.


40 posted on 11/23/2010 12:12:49 PM PST by patton
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To: Martin Tell

In MD, if you’re the law-abiding type, you gotta call the state police and have them tag it first.

*But* I’ve seen many a deer that was there on my way to town gone when I came home a couple hours later and I know the county carcass crew doesn’t work nights.

‘Bout a month ago during a good cold night, we passed a good fat doe coming up the mountain and by the time we went a couple miles home to put plastic in the Yukon and come back, she was gone.

I hadn’t told the dogs about their upcoming “treat” so they’re weren’t disappointed, at least.


41 posted on 11/23/2010 12:14:45 PM PST by Salamander (I'm runnin' off the rails on the crazy train.........)
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To: kevkrom

My guess would be it tastes like sh*t.


42 posted on 11/23/2010 12:17:48 PM PST by RockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Be selective and remember “Not even a Buzzard will eat a Buzzard”

TT


43 posted on 11/23/2010 12:27:08 PM PST by TexasTransplant (I don't mind liberals... I hate liars...there just tends to be a high degree of overlap)
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To: patton
The overwhelming german attitude is order all you wish - but you better eat it.

Yep. It was the same way in Stuttgart.

44 posted on 11/23/2010 12:27:41 PM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: ScottinVA

Perhaps thing were different in the Bundesdorf?

Never went up there. I hate federal villages.


45 posted on 11/23/2010 12:32:25 PM PST by patton
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To: Red in Blue PA

46 posted on 11/23/2010 12:36:21 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Having seen a dead porcupine on the way in today, I’m with you.

back when i was working outside of the home, i had a manager who would say he was so hungry he could eat the inside of a skunk's a$$... haha!

47 posted on 11/23/2010 12:43:59 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: latina4dubya
back when i was working outside of the home, i had a manager who would say he was so hungry he could eat the inside of a skunk's a$$...

Oh he wasn't that hungry. Now when you do that with the wind in your face...then you're hungry!

48 posted on 11/23/2010 12:46:17 PM PST by RVN Airplane Driver ("To be born into freedom is an accident; to die in freedom is an obligation..)
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To: OB1kNOb

Uh. The buzzards out here constantly scour the countryside for anything they can get. They get tired of possums, so an occasional deer, or even skunk is like ambrosia to them. I guess they haul the bones away, clean them, and drop them in the ditches and fields. - I don’t think they like to have to clean up one of their own. I once saw a bunch sitting in trees beside the road near here looking hesitant. One of their number was dead on the road; so I took a stick and scooted him into the ditch under some leaves and brush. I felt gratitude directed to me; don’t know how to explain it, but I did sense their gratitude.


49 posted on 11/23/2010 12:49:07 PM PST by Twinkie
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To: Red in Blue PA

Now wait just one damn minute.....


50 posted on 11/23/2010 12:56:48 PM PST by txroadkill (Ding Dong the Witch is gone!)
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