Recipes from the Past

I thought it would be interesting to once a month present recipes from the F&I War to the struggle of Texas Independence for use in your camp or for home. These recipes are taken from cook books of the time period described above. Hope you enjoy a taste from the past.

This first installment will be something we are all familiar with.

TO BAKE CORN MEAL BREAD (The Virginia Housewife, 1825)

Rub a piece of butter the size of an egg into a pint of corn meal. Make it a batter with two eggs and some new milk. Add a spoonful of yeast. Set it by the fire an hour to rise. Butter little pans and bake it.

Note: A pint of flour equals 2 cups. Whole milk can be used for the new milk. A modern tablespoon of dry yeast can be used. Set the batter in a warm place to rise. Bake using a pan of your choice in a 400 degree oven for twenty minutes.

Saying Goodbye to Judge Paul Till

The Texas Army is sad to announce the passing of Colonel Paul Till. Judge Paul Heath Till passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

Colonel Till has servedĀ the Army sinceĀ 1977.

Colonel Till leaves behind his three sons and their wives.

First Letter From Governor Smith

Dear Mr. Lewis:

I was pleased to read your letter about the muzzleloading firearms and the plans for the San Jacinto Day Celebration.

I noted with interest your suggestion about a permanent Texas Army. If you are in Austin any time, come in and visit me and we’ll talk about it.

Preston Smith
Governor of Texas