“Hi Daisy, what’s for supper?” asks Jess.
“Ah, after all that’s happened, all you can think of is eating,” Daisy chides.
Jess feigns chagrin, “Oh, I’m sorry. How are you, Daisy? What’s for supper?”
A big grin crosses his face as he laughs and gives Daisy a hug.*
Food was often discussed both on and off the ranch. While neither Jess or Slim’s cooking is held in high regard, Slim seems to have been the worst cook of the bunch. He did take lessons from the school marm and Jess declared “that meal wasn’t half bad.”** Daisy was such a good cook that Mr. Frazer told Jess, “When I come through here again see that Daisy’s here, not in town. The only place between Cheyenne and Medicine Bow where a man can get food fit to eat. And I like to eat.” When Jess offers to fix him something to eat, Frazer responds, “Uh, o-o-oh no. I’m not that hungry.”***
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Aunt Ella’s Blueberry Biscuits
Potatoes Baked Under the Coals
Desserts & Sweets
*”Day of the Savage” (87), Laramie, March 13, 1962
** “Bitter Glory” (58), Laramie, May 2, 1961
*** “The Renegade Brand” (113), Laramie, February 26, 1963