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We’ve some tourists here this morning and we’re serving up a stew
of a much requested delicacy of Aussie kangaroo.
The meat is lean and tasty and the gravy quite divine
and I had no need to shoot him, he was lying quite supine
beside the road this morning when I went to get the mail.
I think he’d been hit by a truck, lucky it missed his tail
‘cos as any one will tell you the tail is the best bit
so I’m quite sure with the tourists the stew will be a hit.
Now any one can serve up lamb or a beef Bar BQ
but it takes a special kind of cook to make a kanga stew,
and whilst lamb and beef are very nice and pork is very fine,
the kanga stew I admit is a favourite of mine.
Throw some onion chopped up small into an old camp oven
with a dozen or so carrots and a spud . Don't you just love 'em.
Then a dash of salt and pepper and if Italian is you thing
a good big glug of vino will make the taste buds sing.
Upon the burning embers put the camp oven to heat
with coals upon the lid to help to cook the meat
while you go and do some fishing or bushwalking or whatever,
while the roo stew simmers gently, melding flavours all together.
When you return you will rejoice, your nose will be a quiver
with the tantalizing smell that emanates from road kill dinner.
Perhaps you could be tempted with a cup of Billy tea
or perhaps a cold one matey, make that two, do you agree?
Smell the tantalizing aroma that's drifting from the pot.
There upon your plate reposes a stew that’s got the lot.
Did you like it? Was it tasty, are you coming back for more?
Well I’ll have a look tomorrow and see what’s at my door.
Maybe echidna or rabbit one can never really tell
if a silly little bunny will get run over as well.
Don’t worry folks we’ve never yet sent tourists home unfed
at the Squatters Rest our caterers will always do their best.
Yes its good old Aussie tucker just like our predecessors ate
and I guarantee there's plenty, so go on, fill up yer plate.
So sit down, rest your bones a while, dig in .. we've all you need.
Fresh Damper Mate or Billy Tea.? Now this is one grouse feed.
see some scribbles here - http://scribblybarkpoetry.blogspot.com.au/