One Happy Bird

Thanksgiving SwanGoing for a bit of avian humor with this month’s His Lens/My Pen offering. Martin was out and about in the neighborhood when he snapped this shot of a swan paddling in nearby Quarton Lake. I got to thinking about why no one ever mentions eating swan; I’ve never seen it offered on a restaurant menu, have you? Google to the rescue with this article. Seems Michigan’s mute swan population has increased exponentially in recent years, ruffling a lot of feathers.

I’ll be making a sweet potato dish this Thanksgiving — slice peeled sweet potatoes and apples into half-moons and arrange in rows in a Pyrex dish, alternating sweet potato and apple slices.  Dot with margarine (or butter if you’re not keeping kosher) and then pour over the slices a bit of apple jack.  Or apple cider or even orange juice. Bake uncovered at 350º till potatoes and apples can be easily pierced with a fork. Have a favorite Thanksgiving recipe? Share it here.

Wishing all my readers a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  Gobble Gobble.

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