Cowgirl, Mom and Ranch Cook, O.L. Shepp Offers Solutions to the Cold Lunch Blues

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O.L. Shepp's upcoming cookbook of short stories, family recipes and western humor “Cooking For The Health Of It” provides 7 Steps To Cowboy Up Your Cooking.

Cooking For The Health Of It

The kids might be getting sack lunches instead of school lunches this winter here in Cowboy Country, but we’re not sending cold sandwiches.

“We are all just cowboys ‘round here, but somebody’s gotta do the cooken’.”

Cooking is primarily to feed hungry tummies. Cooking is nourishment. A good meal is often the only preventive medicine that cowboys and cowgirls will take time for. Yet, cowboys spend as little time as possible in the kitchen. Cooking for

The west has had heaps of snow already this fall, and it is snowing again. Hot lunches for the kids are ideal when the temperatures dip and winds begin to howl. However, like most things that the Federal Government has their hand in; school lunches are taking a beating.

The kids need not be the ones missing out here. The kids might be getting sack lunches instead of school lunches this winter here in Cowboy Country, but we’re not sending cold sandwiches.

School lunches must be packed with enough nutrition to get the kids through their school day, football or volleyball practice and then their chores.

Sack lunches include:

  •     Hot soup or stew
  •     Cheese and crackers
  •     Whole 4% milk (Most kids need these calories, fat and minerals to be healthy.)

Beef Barley Soup
4 lbs. beef ( Diced sirloin steak is my choice)
1 C. carrots
½ C. celery
¼ onion
Tbs. parsley flakes
1 C. frozen peas
2 C. water
(14oz.) cans beef broth
½ C. barley

Brown beef in deep skillet with 1Tbs. olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook until brown. Add broth, water, salt. Pepper and barley. Bring to boil, then turn down to simmer covered for 1hour. Add vegies and simmer for another 45 minutes. Add peas and simmer another 14 minutes.

O.L. Shepp describes in her upcoming cookbook an age-old approach to new health concerns by promoting healthy nutrition, discouraging dieting or starving one’s body of adequate nutrients while encouraging recipe and kitchen preparedness.

Cooking for The Health Of It; Seven Steps to Cowboy Up Your Cooking, will help all cooks, chefs and caregivers to cook healthier meals so that loved ones are completely nourished.

O.L. Shepp’s Seven Steps To Cowboy Up Your Cooking provides simple cooking and easy healthy recipes from the open prairie, the chuck wagon and her own kitchen, because often a good meal is the only preventive medicine cowboys an cowgirls will take time for.

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