July 30, 2018
Yippee Ki-Yi, Yippie Kai-Yay,
A Tasty way to Celebrate Cowboy Day!
(…and a cowboy cookbook give away!)
I am excited to be conducting my first ever I’m Annette blog give-away!
I am a non-profit, hobby blogger. In other words, I blog just for the fun of it. That is not to say that there are not rewards. Over my 5+ years of blogging, I have “met” some very interesting people online, and even gained a fun-loving English pen pal, Jenny, through my guest blog post from earlier this year.
Read my Be My Guest! (My guest blogger, that is.) blog post, here.
Jenny oversees her blog Silver Screen Suppers, and has authored two cookbooks!
(Yours truly is still thinking about possibly writing an e-cookbook!)
It is through Jenny, that I became acquainted with her blogging pal and fellow cookbook author, Greg, at Recipes4Rebels.
Talented Jenny’s two cookbook creations are shown above.
Greg, another talented cookbook author, wrote this James Dean cookbook, above.
Cowboy Day Cookin’
Recently, I was invited by Greg to join in on Recipes4Rebels’ third annual
Cowboy Cook-along. ( Who knew that the fourth Saturday in July is Cowboy Day?!)
The rules are simple-cook up some cowboy grub, take a photo, and post it.
(If you would still like to participate, go here, cook something up and post it, as directed,
by this Friday, August 4.)
I happily pose with John Wayne (well, ok, his statue) in front of his museum in Winterset, Iowa in September 2015.
You can read my blog post about my John Wayne museum visit, here.
My cowboy of choice is John Wayne, although admittedly, it is not his cowboy roles that made me a fan. I enjoy Wayne’s more light-hearted movie fare, and one of my favorites is McLintock!
You can see my list of John Wayne movie faves here.
McLintock! is one of my favorite John Wayne movies.
I like McLintock! so much that my sister and mother bought an antique weathervane for me many years ago. I love it, and it reminds me of the opening scene in the movie McLintock. :o)
My unique antique weather vane reminds me of the John Wayne comedy McLintock!
Don’t you love the cobalt blue glass, and the holes from when the cow was once used for target practice?
The weather vane shown in the beginning of McLintock!.
Cowboy Cookin’, John Wayne Style
My recipe for John Wayne Chicken Nachos, was my addition to this year’s Recipes4Rebels Cowboy Cook-along. I used a recipe from The Official John Wayne Way to Grill cookbook, as inspiration, but me being me, I have changed the recipe to my liking. I share my nacho recipe with you at the bottom of this post.
A small plate of my John Wayne Chicken Nachos
(Note-this batch was cooked in the microwave.)
The Cookbook Giveaway
Wanna win this cookbook?
John Wayne cookbook. Yes, ok, I did look at the John Wayne photos in this book. Who wouldn’t? Yes, I peeked at the yummy looking recipes inside, and yes, I used the recipe for the Grilled Chicken Nachos (on pages 20-21) as the springboard for my own John Wayne Nacho creation.
Wanna win this cookbook? Here’s how:
In the comments section for this blog post…
- Write the name of your
favorite movie, or TV, cowboy/cowgirl star.
- Write one sentence about why you like this cowboy/cowgirl.
- Do this by Thursday, August 15.
- Names of. those who commented will be placed into a (cowboy)hat. The winner will be drawn from a hat. The winner will be contacted via email by August 22, and will be announced in my next blog post.
A photo of the winner with the cookbook is requested to be emailed to me to be used in a future blog.
- If your name is drawn and you do not live in the U.S., in lieu of the cookbook, I will send you a special recipe.
Nachos are always a hit, and can easily be tweaked using the ingredients that you want and/or the ingredients that you have on hand.
John Wayne Chicken Nachos
(note the photo with only half the nachos with olives,
for those individuals in my house who are anti-olive!)
(A microwave works, too.
On microwave safe plate, cook on high for 30-40 seconds, or so, until cheese is melted.)
Enjoy and Happy Trails to you!
Thanks for reading and Happy Cowboy Day,
I’m Annette Stuff
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Thursday, August 30. :o)
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An original print of John Wayne, by pop artist Andy Warhol,
is one of the many interesting exhibits that grace
The John Wayne Birthplace Museum in Winterset, Iowa.
(Please, excuse the glare in the glass.)
Read about my visit to this John Wayne fan’s paradise, here.
Nice Blog. Good job!
Thank you, and thanks for reading! Annette
Loved the posting! Your nachos look delicious! Love the John Wayne tie-in (I had no idea you were a fan…I was expecting a Disney Frontierland recipe from YOUR kitchen)…and your book give-away is so much fun!
I’ll start (even though I’m out of the country…but maybe I’ll be in the running to win that “special recipe).
My favorite film cowboy is James Dean as Jett Rink in GIANT (1955). (No surprise there, huh?) Because it’s so much fun to see the underdog triumph (and we all probably consider ourselves the underdog in one aspect or another).
Great posting! Thanks Annette!
Thank you for your kind comments, and for adding your name to the John Wayne Cookbook Give-away. I like Giant, too! Thanks for reading. Annette
very nice and informative, gosh I have always loved your weather vane but never heard the story before.. You are one of a kind blogger.. and friend.
Thank you for your nice comments. Yes, I love my special weather vane. Thank you for reading, and for your special friendship.
I had no idea there was a COWBOY Day! I love reading all your fun stuff. Thanks for posting. So of course I am signing up for the cookbook!
1. John Wayne is my favorite cowboy.
2. The why? The Duke always was a man’s man, he lived by his code, and most of all he loved America!!
Thank you for all the nice things that you said in your comment, and Thank you for signing up for the John Wayne Cookbook give-away! I love all of John Wayne’s comedies, and The Quiet Man is one of my favorite all-time movies.
Love the antique weather vane.
Always fun to read Annette.
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Thank you. Yes, the weather vane is a keeper! I appreciate you reading. Annette
Thank you, Jenny! It is a fun piece. Thank you for reading! Annette
My favorite cowgirl is Sherrif Callie bc she always helps her friends
Cool, a Disney cowgirl choice!!!! Thanks for joining our contest!
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