1943 rations for Lent 2023: Experimental cookery for nutters.

Yesterday I mentioned that I found some cheap veg. at the Co-op and was ready to give squirrel a try. So last night Sammy the squirrel was released from the freezer to defrost in time for his final ordeal.

I started by slicing a leek, sparing as little as possible for the compost bin, then the smallest of the bag of carrots. The rest of the carrots will go to the stable as horse treats. I added about a quarter of a white cabbage from the larder, diced.

Then I cheated. Completely out of mushrooms (unusual for me) I added a packet of dried mushroom soup and a chicken stock cube. Sufficient hot water was added to dissolve those ingredients.

Now to the flavourings. A little sage, mint and parsley and a few shakes of “Szczypta Smaku”, a Polish product with a “best before” date of September 2019. One day we will finish the 1Kg bottle we bought all those years ago. Only about 20% left now.

Finally I jointed Sammy (not an easy task – where are a dead squirrel’s joints?), seared him in a mix of leftover lard and pork fat and laid him to rest on the bed of vegetables in the slow cooker.

We shall see how this turns out.

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General Whiskers

Wargaming butterfly (mainly solo), unpainted model figure amasser, and Historical Re-enactor of the black powder era.

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