Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thursday Recipe

Recently in the mail, I received The Cowboy At Work, a book by Fay Ward. Fay was a cowboy for over thirty years, and he's put into print every aspect of cowboy work, from how to brand a calf to how to stow a bedroll. Ropes, spurs, chaps, and stirrups. It's a fascinating read and a must-have for all writers of cowboy fiction.

One chapter is entitled Cowboy Camp Chuck. My eye landed on the last recipe and I knew I wanted to share it with you all.


3 cups water
1 cups sugar
2 pinches cinnamon or nutmeg
1 cup vinegar
2 tablespoons of flour

First, mix water and vinegar and bring to a boil. Mix sugar and flour together and stir into the boiling liquid until thoroughly dissolved. Cook for 15 mins, then add the spice. Mix up a batch of biscuit dough and drop by spoonsful into the simmering liquid. Serve hot.

Happy Tax Day!


  1. Bet this would taste right fine over bullfrog stew

  2. What a helpful tool! I would love to write a book with cowboys someday. My dad was a cattle rancher and people were just drawn to him and the cowboy hat he always wore.

  3. Happy Tax Day is an oxymoron.