We have all done some crazy things when we were in school. But have you ever brought in a dead animal? I know I never did, unless it was between to slices of bread. A little boy named Braylan may now be my hero. He found a dead squirrel on his way to school and decided to keep it, because he wanted some Squirrel and Dumplings. I can’t blame him that is some good eating.
When the principal calls to tell you that your son has made her day, so you get excited for the good news… Only to find out that the faculty has discovered a dead squirrel in his backpack (yeah, that 50 dollar Pottery Barn backpack). When asked by the principal what possessed him to pick up this dead squirrel and store it in his backpack, my son replies with “I really wanted squirrel dumplings for dinner tonight.” Then, she asks if I actually want the squirrel to come home with him. Y’all, I had to explain that we are from the country, but we’re not THAT country. (Sorry if any of you actually eat squirrel dumplings – I don’t mean that to be offensive). She said “it looked so peaceful lying there in his bag,” then sent me this picture..
When the principal calls to tell you that your son has made her day, so you get excited for the good news… Only to…
I don’t care you are that is awesome. He is a boy after my own heart. Squirrel and dumplings is delicious. If you never tried them check out this recipe from Realtree outdoors.
Old Fashioned Squirrel and Dumplings
skinned but not quartered
2-3 quarts chicken stock or water with a bay leaf and a tablespoon of salt
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup vegetable shortening or butter
½ cup cold milk
Start the recipe well in advance of meal time (the night before is fine, but the 3 to 4 hours it takes to simmer the squirrels is long enough) by making the dumplings. Keep reading….