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Volunteer for Cowboy Breakfast — and Earn a Chance to Win a Vegas Trip

Volunteer for Cowboy Breakfast — and Earn a Chance to Win a Vegas Trip

Food and prizes — including two round-trip tickets with accommodations to Las Vegas — will highlight the volunteer sign-up party for the 33rd annual Cowboy Breakfast. The event, sponsored by Jordan Ford, is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at Cowboys Dance Hall, 3030 N.E. Loop 410 at Interstate 35

Other prizes for volunteers will include weekend stays at the Courtyard San Antonio North/Stone Oak at Legacy and Residence Inn San Antonio North/Stone Oak; 50 tickets for San Antonio Rose Live; 10 pairs of tickets to Tracy Lawrence’s concert Jan. 21 at Cowboys Dance Hall; a pair of tickets to the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo; a pair of Spurs tickets; and a cowboy hat from Herb’s Hat Shop.

More than 300 volunteers are needed for the world’s largest cooked free breakfast, which will be from 4:30-9 a.m. Jan. 28 at the parking lot of Cowboys Dance Hall.

Extra volunteers will be needed for a special delivery of more than 3,000 tacos  to wounded servicemen and servicewomen undergoing treatment and their caregivers at Brooke Army Medical Center on Jan. 27.

Those interested in volunteering who cannot attend the sign-up party may register at

Up to 50,000 people attend the Cowboy Breakfast Sponsored by Jordan Ford, which  raises money for scholarships for students in St. Philip’s College’s Culinary Arts Program.

The breakfast, the unofficial kickoff of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, serves a variety of free tacos, taquitas, biscuits and gravy, sausage and barbecue, all washed down with thousands of gallons of McDonald’s coffee and Nestlé’s Hot Cocoa.

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Polish Sausage Stew

Polish Sausage Stew

Cut your sausage in chunks before adding to this stew.

This recipe comes from Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, who says, “Our friend Jolene brought this to hour house for supper one night.” It apparently was so memorably the senator contributed it to the book, “Capitol Hill Cooks” (Taylor Trade Publishing, $26.95).

Polish Sausage Stew

1 (10.5 ounce) can cream of celery soup
1/3 cup light brown sugar
16 ounces sauerkraut, drained
2 pounds Polish sausage, cut in chunks
4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Combine in a crock pot the soup, sugar and sauerkraut. Add the sausage, potatos and onion. Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. Skim off the fat and stir in the cheese just before serving.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

From “Capitol Hill Cooks”

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