In honor of National Squirrel Appreciation Day, a token recipe for our furry friends! What I love about this recipe is that it is written in the plural, so we know that the cook would be preparing multiples of squirrels for the meal.
Coming from the squirrel-obsessed towns of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, this is too entertaining. In the winter, our family practice is to place leftovers in their cooking dish on top of the woodpile right outside the living room window for hours of wildlife viewing entertainment. The squirrels will swarm the dish, chitter, and munch. If it is a pot with leftovers baked on the bottom, the squirrel will climb in and feast comfortably.
Oh how easy it would be to go out, pop a lid on top, and have stewed squirrel for dinner~
More Fun Discoveries
- Dinner Party Preparations ~1897
- To Test Eggs (Seriously?!? They knew this in 1876?)
- Salted Almonds ~1897
Source: Miss Corson’s Practical American Cookery and Household Management, 1886.