Food in the news: Chicken and squash

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Salisbury – Chick-fil-A is issuing a cattle call. As part of the Atlanta-based restaurant chain’s annual Cow Appreciation Day celebration, Chick-fil-A is offering a free meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) to any customer who visits one of its 1,900-plus restaurants fully dressed as a cow on Tuesday, July 14, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Customers dressed “head to hoof” in cow attire will receive a free Chick-fil-A meal, which includes an entrée, side item and Dr Pepper or other beverage choice. Customers who are too “chicken” to go all-out in cow attire will receive a free entrée of choice for wearing any cow-spotted accessory, such as a hat, scarf, tie or purse.

Locally, the Chick-fil-A Towne Creek Commons store is celebrating the holiday with its own twist. Including Cow Appreciation Day Themed Craft Night on July 13 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. for customers to make costumes.

Chick-fil-A has developed a special web site dedicated to the day: The site features in-depth details on the celebration, cow costume ideas, as well as downloadable cow spots, masks and other bovine-themed accessories customers can use to create costumes. More than a million cow-dressed customers stampeded Chick-fil-A restaurants nationwide for Cow Appreciation Day last year. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of Chick-fil-A’s wildly popular “Eat Mor Chikin” Cow Campaign.

Chick-fil-A is at Towne Creek Commons, 902 E. Innes St.

Still seeking squash

We’re still looking for your best squash recipes. Even with the dry weather, squash is showing up at the Farmers Market, in the grocery store and in back yards.

So far, we’ve got two squash casserole recipes, two squash pickle recipes and one for a sweetened squash pie (unusual). We need more — there’s got to be recipes for stuffed squash and squash dip and squash scrambles and what else?

Email your recipes to with squash in the subject line or mail to Squash Recipes, PO Box 4639, Salisbury NC 28145. Please include complete directions and your name and daytime phone number.