Thursday, January 2, 2020

The Cowboy Breakfast

Ring in the new year with a Cowboy Breakfast!

Many of you probably don’t know that every year, San Antonio hosts a cowboy breakfast. Thousands of people come to this event and line up for a variety of tastes from the old west. Sure, we’ve all had eggs, sausage, bacon, and biscuits before. But not like this. The Texas-sized menu includes 20,000 servings of Picante sauce, 15,000 cups of coffee, 12,000 Kiolbassa Chorizo and egg tacos, 10,000 BBQ beef tacos, 8,000 pioneer biscuits, and Kiolbassa sausage, 8,000 bacon and egg tacos, 5,000 potato and egg tacos, 5,000 Kiolbassa sausage wraps, 5,000 pints of orange juice and 2,500 servings of biscuits and gravy. Whew, that’s a lot of food!

San Antonio’s annual Cowboy Breakfast is a fundraising event for scholarships to St. Phillips College and is now in its 40th year. What a great way to ring in the new year! And breakfast isn’t the only thing served. There’s barbeque and desserts as well. They even have a kiddie rodeo. Not exactly what cowboys had while driving their herds, but for us, we’ll take it!

Back in the day, the cowboy ate a lot of beans and bread. Flour, baking soda, and salt were easy to take along after all. That and coffee. Those cowboys drank lots and lots of coffee!

In case you didn’t know, chuckwagons were a military wagon that began its use after the civil war. A fellow by the name of Charles Goodnight invented it and designed a wagon with a sort of trunk at the end of the wagon bed that could carry food and other supplies, including a first aid kit. A chuckwagon cook had a few different roles, nursemaid among them.

So if you have a chance, check out San Antonio’s annual cowboy breakfast!

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