It has been forever since I've shared any Ranch Wives Cooking Club recipes. Branding always brings A LOT of good food. My Mom prepared an amazing lunch of roast beef, potato casserole, pinto beans, rolls, and lots, lots more! I'll see if I can talk her into sharing some of her secrets to the best branding meal in Cheyenne County.
Branding morning is always hectic: getting chores done, horses saddled, last minute preparations taken care of, before the neighbors arrive to start gathering the cattle. Everyone needs to eat because there is a hard days work ahead, but no one has much time for breakfast, we need something everyone can just grab and eat on their way down to saddle the horses.
This year I made a couple of easy "cheater" recipes for breakfast. I consider anything that you don't start from scratch, a "cheater" recipe. Most of the time, from scratch is the way to go, but occasionally even this ranch wife has to cheat!
I had some Rhodes Bread Dough in the freezer that needed to be used, so rather than making what have become my usual Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Rolls, I cheated and made Rhodes Old Fashioned Cinnamon Rolls (with a few minor revisions, like I cut mine thinner and baked them in a 9x13 pan). They were good, although not as good as PW's recipe.
I also made Kraft's Cheesy Ham Bubble Bakes. They were good. John Wayne prefers something hearty over something sweet for breakfast, so he especially liked them. They are super easy, and like I said, good. I'll be making these again, but am renaming them...Branding Biscuits!
So while most of you probably don't have a branding crew arriving at your house anytime soon, I would imagine these simple recipes would fare well as a make and take recipe for an upcoming camping trip or such.