Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Cowboy Cooking

Cooking is not something I enjoy, except for the Thanksgiving turkey and lasagna. I do like leafing thru cowboy and old west cookbooks, mostly for material to put into my stories. Occasionally, I find a recipe that interests me and will try it. Last year I shared some of those recipes. Today I’m sharing recipes from Cowboy Cook Book by Bruce and Bobbi Fisher. I have not tried these, but they did catch my eye.    

Three Cheese Egg Bake:
4 Eggs
½ cup Whipping cream
1 tsp. sugar
½ lb. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
2 oz. Cream cheese
1 cup Cottage cheese
3 Tbsp. Butter
¼ cup Chopped green onions
½ cup Flour
1 tsp. Baking powder

In a bowl, beat eggs, whipping cream and sugar together. Stir in the cheeses and mix well. Melt butter in a small skillet and lightly sauté onions then stir in flour and baking powder. Combine mixtures and blend well. Pour batter into a greased 1 ½ quart casserole dish and bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes.    

Rancher’s Beef Stroganoff:
3 Tbsp. Butter
1 Onion, diced
½ lb. Mushrooms, sliced
2 lbs. Round Steak
2 Tbsp. Flour
1 Tsp. Salt
1 cup water
2 Tbsp. Tomato paste
2 cups Beef Bouillon
½ cup Sour cream

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in skillet. Add onions and mushrooms and sauté until onions are tender. Remove with slotted spoon and set aside.  

Debone steak and cut off excess fat. Cut steak into 2 ½ inch long and ¾ inch wide strips. Add remaining butter and steak to skillet and brown steak.

In a bowl, combine flour and salt. Add water and tomato paste and mix until smooth. Pour mixture over meat. Simmer over medium-low heat until steak is tender (about 1 ¼ hours) Add onion mixture and bouillon and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and stir in sour cream. Heat through but do not boil.

Applesauce Nut Cake:

2 ½ Cups flour
1 tsp. Baking Soda
½ tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Cinnamon
½ tsp. Mace
½ tsp. Nutmeg
¼ tsp. Cloves
¾ Cup butter
1 ¼ cups Sugar
2 Eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 ½ cups Unsweetened Applesauce
1 cup Chopped nuts

In a bowl, sift flour, baking soda, salt and spices. 

In a 2nd bowl, cream together butter and sugar. One at a time, add eggs to mixture, beating well after each egg. Add vanilla and stir well. Stir in dry ingredients, applesauce and nuts. Mix well and pour into a well-greased cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 60-75 minutes. Cool before serving.
Orange Clove Tea:
1/3 cup sugar
3 Tea bags
12 Whole cloves
1 Cinnamon stick
1 4inch strip of fresh orange peel
3 Cups boiling water
½ cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
3 Tbsp. Lemon juice
Lemon slices studded with cloves

Place sugar, tea bags, cloves, cinnamon and orange peel in a sauce pan and pour boiling water over the top. Steep for 5 minutes then strain. Pour black tea into sauce pan and stir in orange and lemon juices. Heat but do not boil. Serve in cups garnished with lemon slices.  

**Cowboy Cook Book is available at Amazon 


Kristy McCaffrey said...

These sound so yummy! I'm going to print these out and try a few.

Margie Vickers said...

My grandma made the applesauce cake all the time. Everyone.loved it and was requested quite often. She would make cakes up ahead and freeze them they held up well for a few months. She also made a raw apple cake made the same way just substituting small diced pieces of Apple instead of applesauce. One of my favorites was walnut cake, I will try to find recipe.

Julie Lence said...

Hi Ladies:
So glad you liked the recipes. Margie, I have not tried the applesauce cake. I should, but then hubby and kiddo don't have a sweet tooth and I'd end up eating the whole thin, lol.