A meal of muskrat at Erie VFW Post 3295 in 2008, topped with banana peppers and served with mashed potatoes, creamed corn and turtle soup. Click the image for a larger, more “in-your-face” version.
Just like in 2011, we missed the annual Muskrat Dinner at the Monroe Yacht Club on January 9th. I only realized that this morning when I drove past Erie VFW Post 3295 in Erie, Michigan, and noticed their sign. The Erie Post will host their annual Muskrat Dinner this year on Friday, January 27, 2012, beginning at 6 p.m. Click here for details from the 2008 dinner along with more photos.
Elk Lodge 1731 in Flat Rock, Michigan, is a little earlier with theirs this year and will hold their Muskrat Dinner on February 12, 2012. Or you can have spaghetti if the thought of eating muskrat freaks you out.
The Harsens Island Lions Club at the mouth of the St. Clair River south of Algonac has February 14, 2012, set aside for their Muskrat Dinner. That’s a beautiful area and is probably worth the drive just for this event.
February 25, 2012, is the date for the Muskrat Dinner at the Carleton Sportsman’s Club in Carleton, Michigan. We love Carleton, and had Mary’s first Mayor’s Excchange with them.
The Algonquin Club of Detroit & Windsor will hold their annual Muskrat Dinner on March 20, 2012 at … wait for it again … the Monroe Yacht Club. I still haven’t quite figured out why they use the Monroe club as their location, but they’ve also moved back their dinner by about a month.
And the Gibralter Rotary Club in Gibraltar, Ontario, will hold their Muskrat Dinner on March 24, 2012.
Don’t like the thought of eating muskrat? Have you tried it?? Didn’t think so …