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Leave You Hanging

This ad seems aimed toward customers who have been left hanging by their last contractor and are still waiting for their home project to be finished.

By the way, that animal is an opossum, something some Southerners are rumored to eat. To be honest, I've never seen anyone eat one, but it's possible to find a lot of recipes for them, so you have to wonder. Here's one courtesy of the University of Georgia Extension Service. Enjoy!

Opossum and Sweet Potatoes
1 opossum (about 2-1/2 pounds)
1/2 cup water
2-1/2 teaspoons salt
4 medium sweet potatoes
Pepper to taste
2 tablespoons sugar

Trim excess fat from opossum and discard. Wash quickly inside and out with warm water; drain thoroughly. Rub salt and pepper well into the opossum inside and out. Sprinkle inside and out with flour. Lay the opossum on its back in a roasting pan.

Add water, cover and bake at 350 degrees F until about half done (45 to 60 minutes). Split peeled potatoes in half lengthwise and place in pan around opossum. Add more water if needed. Cover sliced potatoes and opossum and cook 30 more minutes.

Note from Slang City: This recipe is for opossums from the rural South. Big city opossums, well fed on dumpster trash, are the size of house cats. If you're going to use one of them, you should probably double the other ingredients.

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