Wonder what Madge and Rodge are having at Hodgepodge Lodge?
Our friends are an emerging phenomenon of Internet radio lore, known as Madge and Rodge. Seriously, they raise goats.
Listening to Hodgepodge Lodge with Madge and Rodge! http://wdrt.org/listen.html
I asked Madge to provide the name of her herd and she replied: “Ida, Ina, Emer, Naimh, Aoife, Major Banana, Hassan, Gregoire, Ingmar, Sweet Pea, Nigella, the buckling we're going to eat so he has no name.”
I replied in Irish as that is Madge’s heritage, “I would call him dinnéar.”
Maybe that is what they are having for Thanksgiving. I can imagine creative shaping and presentation to dress the beast to appear as turkey.
Remember last year in America, the hot item on the hoiliday menu was turducken? That seemed kind of gross to me. I was intrigued, I admit, about how to assemble meat from three carcasses into one.
Some people worry about the stuffing being sufficiently “done” to kill the germs. Do they worry about the duck inside being sufficiently cooked?
Well, here are pictures of turducken – outer and inner. Then, there is a picture of a goat.
Which would you prefer?
“A turducken is a dish consisting of a de-boned chicken stuffed into a de-boned duck, which itself is stuffed into a de-boned turkey. The word turducken is a portmanteau of turkey,duck, and chicken or hen.
The thoracic cavity of the chicken/game hen and the rest of the gaps are stuffed, sometimes with a highly seasoned breadcrumb mixture or sausage meat, although some versions have a different stuffing for each bird. The result is a fairly solid layered poultry dish, suitable for cooking by braising, roasting, grilling, or barbecuing.”