The first Monday of each month I post a Wild West Trivia Question. Please leave your answer or best guess in the comment section of the blog post for a chance to win one of my books.
Haggard’s first top 10 hit was “(My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers” in 1965. From the 1960s through the 1980s, Haggard had 26 #1 country singles including classics such as “Mama Tried,” “Okie from Muskogee,” and “Today I Start Loving You Again,” which has been covered more than 400 times.
Allow milk to form clabber.
Skim off cream once clabbered.
Set clabbered milk on very low heat and cut in 1 inch squares.
Place colander into clabber.
Dip off whey that rises into the colander.
When clabber becomes firm, rinse with cold water.
Squeeze liquid out and press into ball.
Crumble into bowl.
Mix curds with thick cream.
Lunkhead…A widespread term, first recorded in the California gold fields, for a stupid, thick-headed person.
Dear Readers: My Wild West Trivia Contest will be on hiatus this month. I will be on the road the first part of August helping my daughter settle into her new apartment before she begins her first year of graduate school in Missouri.
Born during the Great Depression, Merle Haggard’s family followed the migration toward the West Coast and settled in Bakersfield, California.
• 2 medium onions, chopped coarse
• 2 cans (16-ounces) chopped tomatoes in juice, undrained and chopped coarse
• 2 cups zucchini, chopped
• 2 cans (16-ounces) black beans, drained
• 1/4 cup vegetable oil
• 1 tablespoon chili powder
• 1 teaspoon ground cumin
• 1 shredded carrot
• 1 teaspoon dried oregano
• 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
• 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
Suicide Gun…Cowboys called the Colt .32 a suicide gun because it lacked the power to stop an assailant dead in his tracks and thus often led to the death of the man who fired it.
Dear Readers: My Wild West Trivia Contest will be on hiatus for the month of July and August.