I have a great story about capons. Two weeks ago, three of my granddaughter's midshipmen friends had decided on an overnight hiking trip to Harper's Ferry. It started poring rain on their way there so they called and asked if they could come and stay here. Of course we said yes and they came in and told us not to worry about cooking. They had brought a capon with them, which they had intended to cook over a fire! Well, they did the capon (in the oven) and we supplied a tossed salad and mashed potatoes. It was a fun evening.
The next morning, they were treated to pancakes and real maple syrup before continuing on with their hike.