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Mar 10, 2007 04:32 PM

Need Recipes for a Wild West / Cowboy Themed Party

I am having a Wild West / Cowboy Themed party. I am wondering if anyone has any great ideas to share to help us brainstorm while making up the menu. Thanks...

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  1. Lots of steak.

    I'll try to think of some more ideas/recipes and get back to you.

    1. We had a cowboy theme for our sons 1st birthday.We did bar b que sandwiches , bacon cheeseburgers, cole slaw, potato salad, baked beans, deviled eggs, brownies , cake.

      1. Salt-pork and beans or beans cooked with beef or buffalo jerky, chili, cornbread or (unleavened) hardtack, cowpuncher stew.

        Cowpuncher stew: 1.5 lbs beef stew meat, 3 tbsp flour, 2 tbsp cooking oil, 1.5 cups strong coffee, 2 tbsp molasses, 1 tsp Worcestershire, 1 minced clove garlic, dried oregano, ground red pepper, 4 sliced carrots, 4 quartered onions, 3 cubed potatoes, 3 tbsp flour. Obviously brown the meat coated w/ flour; add coffee, molasses, garlic, Worc, oregano, chili, salt--simmer til tender (1.5 hours?); add vegetables and 1.5 cups water; simmer another 30 minutes; combine flour and 0.25 cups cold water; stir in; cook til mixture is thickened and bubbly.

        Make sure to sing "Yavapai Pete" while making the stew: "Ol Yavapai Pete was a cowpuncher neat, who lived in Arizona's fair clime. He lived in the saddle and puched all the cattle from here to the Mezkin line"

        1. I was planning to have a 50th Cowboy Birthday Party for my husband, but It never happened. These were some of my ideas
          Main Vittles: Cowboy Stew, Pork Ribs, Steak, Brisket, Chicken Fried Steak
          Belly Wash: Cowboy Coffee, Tea, Soft Drinks
          Side Kick: Potato Salad, Cowboy Potatoes, Cowboy Beans
          Snacks: Cheese Dip, Hot Sauce & Tortilla Chips
          Sopping Material: Corn Bread, Baking Powder or Sour Dough Biscuits
          Cowboy Sweets: Apricot or Peach Cobbler, Cake

          Bee Well

          1. There is a restaurant in the town I went to college in where they serve Cowboy cookies and Cowgirl cookies- they are basically the same recipe, but the Cowboy cookies have nuts and the Cowgirl cookies do not! He he! Here is an example of a cowboy cookie recipe: Immature, I guess, but it always made me giggle! :-)