Jun 18, 2021
Listen to the Sherry and Marshall as they share some fun history about the iconic western cattle drives.
They share chuckwagon stories, cowboy vernacular, wrangler life, and a story about a chuckwagon cook who lost his clothes to a cow.
This show's lagniappe:
Cobblers like these were the most common desserts on the trail, if there were any desserts at all.
Cobblers were called many things during the nineteenth century, including duff, slump, pudding, charlotte, and pie.
4 cups fresh or canned apples, apricots, peaches, or berries
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup milk
Wash, peel, and/or pit the fruit and place into a greased Dutch oven.
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl, and mix.
Add the milk and stir just until moistened.
Spread over the fruit and bake covered in a 375°F oven for 40–45 minutes or until done.
Recipe adapted from the Omaha, Nebraska, World-Herald, October 11, 1896.
To learn more about Sherry and her books, visit her website.
To learn more about Marshal and his work, visit his website.
Learn about History:
The Cowboy's Cookbook, by Sherry Monahan
Cost of Goods on the Frontier