RSVPS Open Jan 5th at 12PM
For this event we will have our dinner the cowboy way. Let's create a pot luck dinner inspired by chuck wagons of the old west.
For those of you who have clicked on this event wondering what chuck wagon food is... this cuisine consisted of sourdough as a staple ingredient, for which cooks guarded their dough keg. Other typical foods on the trail were meat, hot bread, dried fruit and coffee for breakfast. The noon and dinner meal included roast beef, boiled potatoes, beans, brown gravy, light bread or biscuits, and coffee.
Dessert included stewed dried fruit, spiced cake made without eggs or butter, dried fruit pies, or spotted pup [rice and raisins]. Northern cowboys were more likely to get beef with their meals. Some outfits in the Southwest made do with salt pork, beans and sourdough.
Here are two links to help you get started, but I encourage you all to search the internet to see what other interesting chuck wagon recipes you can find.
To Participate in this event you should be willing to bring at least one chuck wagon inspired dish. As always wine and cocktails are optional. We will have some too!
Feel free to wear to wear something that shows your cowboy/ cowgirl spirit. (totally optional!)
No one eats until Cookie calls
When Cookie calls, everyone comes a runnin'
Hungry cowboys wait for no man. They fill their plates, fill their bellies, and then move on so stragglers can fill their plates
Cowboys eat first, talk later.
It's okay to eat with your fingers. The food is clean
If you're refilling the coffee cup and someone yells "Man at the pot." You're obliged to serve refills.
Don't take the last serving unless your sure you're the last man.
Food left on the plate is an insult to the cook.
No running or saddling a horse near the wagon. And when you ride off, always ride down wind from the wagon.
If you come across any decent firewood, bring it back to the wagon
Strangers are always welcome at the wagon.
The fine print:
Please pick out what you would like to cook and confirm that you can make this event on the night of January 19th. Let us know which dish you want to cook in your RSVP so we can avoid any repeats. Each cook may bring one non-cook to enjoy the meal!
Cancellations: Please be 100% committed to attending this event, and cancel 48 hours in advance. There is limited space and each member puts in a lot of time, effort, and planning into each of these events. Late cancellations affect the group as a whole. If you cancel with less than 48 hours notice, or are a no show you could be removed from the group.