Get off your high horse and buy this cookbook

more from Bosscook! Me thinks we were separated at birth or something!


“Take beef guts (the last four or five feet are the tenderest), strip out the green stuff.   Wash thoroughly and turn wrong side out with a stick of broom handle.  Wipe dry.  Cut into pieces 3 or 4 inches long.  Place in pan and roast in oven over medium heat until tender.   Sweetbreads, slices of heart, and kidney may be roasted along with beef guts at the same time.  The guts take longer to cook” 

One the best cookbooks I own was published in 1974.  Long before the vegan-gluten-free-organic-low-fat cookbooks even dared to show their pious little faces.  And the recipes within this book go back to the late 1800’s when most people didn’t even have cookbooks.  They had Grandmas pulling ears while explaining to fidgety young uns how to fix “beef guts” or “Son-of-a-Bitch Stew” that will feed “ten to twelve hungry cowboys”.

Not all the recipes are colorful descriptions…

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Walmart is a Holy Land

What I want to be! Boss cook, I’ve never met you but I LOVE you! AND your family! THANK YOU!


“May I buy your groceries?”

Rather than buy ourselves and our young adult children gifts this Christmas, we decided to walk the walk.  You know.  That walk where you stop indulging yourself with increasingly frivolous items and actually reach out to help others not as fortunate.

We bought several Walmart gift cards with funds we would have used to buy our gifts for one another and our kids.   Then our daughter and daughter-in-law (who is pregnant with twins, our 10th and 11th grandchildren, so yes, we have more than enough blessings in our life), Mr. Wilkinson  and I went to our local Walmart yesterday, a beautiful Sunday morning.  Not quite knowing how to do what we wanted to do, just praying we’d get it right and not embarrass anyone or get arrested.  Our girls decided on an approach, took the gift cards, and my husband and I stood at a distance…

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