Big Creek Wisconsin, Mr. Toad has just been rescued
from captivity by our twelve-year-old hero Donny Thomas. “Good Ole’ Donny!”
Mr. Toad had been held captive by the famous French Chef,
Chef Boye R. Dee, who had the complete intention on fixing Mr. Toad into a recipe
of Potato’s and Toad Hash. He had all the ingredients gathered and measured. He had four Yukon Gold potatoes, finely diced,
one and half pounds of shallots which is the perfect ratio with a three-pound
toad. “Ooo living high!”
Seasonings of salt, pepper, Cajun spices mix and love
and affection in the preparation. And under the glass dome that sat in the
middle of the table was the secret ingredient. No not Mr. Toad, he sat in an
old cardboard box on the floor. “Oh, on the floor, oh my gosh rough way of live’n.”
The secret ingredient was a full cup of the rare “Dungus
Berry.” The flavor of the Dungus Berry is best described as a cross between an
over ripe strawberry and liverwurst. Sounds disgusting, but the sharpness of
the Toad cuts through the liverwurst flavor and melts into the strawberry
flavor creating quite the sensation.
But thanks to our Hero Donny Thomas, “Good Ole’ Donny,
he is a great character!” This recipe will never cross any one’s lips.
Instead Mr. Toad and Donny are headed up river to
visit his third cousin twice removed. Professor Nuzzie Puzzie on a gambling
paddle boat in the Ozarks. Mr. Toad heard tell the Ozarks are much more Toad friendly.
“That would be Something!”
Story Tellers: John, Don