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 and again in 2012, we missed the annual Muskrat Dinner at the Monroe Yacht Club on January 7th. One of these years we may actually make it …

Erie, Michigan, VFW Post 3295 will host their annual Muskrat Dinner this year on Friday, January 25, 2013, beginning at 6 p.m. If you’re available, the day before from 8:30 a.m. till 1pm they’ll be cleaning and prepping the critters and the vegetables. I might actually make it to that … Click here for details from the 2008 dinner along with more photos.

Elk Lodge 1731 in Flat Rock, Michigan, is prepping on February 9th this year and will hold their Muskrat Dinner on February 12, 2013. Or you can have spaghetti if the thought of eating muskrat freaks you out. They’re also hosting their Wild Game Dinner January 27th if your so inclined.

The Harsens Island Lions Club at the mouth of the St. Clair River south of Algonac has February 12, 2013, set aside for their Muskrat Dinner. (Always the 2nd Tuesday in February.) That’s a beautiful area and is probably worth the drive just for this event.

The Algonquin Club of Detroit & Windsor will hold their annual Muskrat Dinner on February 19, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. 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 their dinner forward by about a month. It will also be educational: Gerald Wykes will discuss the battle of Mongaugon and Brownstown during the War of 1812.

And the Gibralter Rotary Club in Gibraltar, Ontario, will hold their Muskrat Dinner on March 23, 2013.

Is it a rat? Is it a fish? Is it good eatin’?? You betcha!


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