As for the food? Our dude ranch cost included three square meals a day. Forgettable, mediocre meals that took us all back to summer camp. (Most of us to Jewish summer camp.)
The best thing I had all weekend was this funnel cake from the local 'market' we visited when a few of us opted out of an afternoon horseback ride and headed into town to explore and stock up on beer and bloody mary mix. (I didn't even get through 1/3 of that funnel cake!)
I deliberately left my phone back at the cabin so I didn't capture our dude ranch meals as I'd hoped. (I opted for a mostly cell-phone free weekend.) Here's the dude food menu, to the best of my recollection:
Friday night - a gray-colored Salisbury 'steak', mashed potatoes and green beans. And some seriously fluffly rolls. There were brownies for dessert but we all passed on them in anticipation of s'mores at the campfire after sunset.
Saturday morning - eggs clearly made from powder and topped with hardly sauteed onions, mushrooms and green peppers, bacon (well done but never crispy enough for me!) and homemade biscuits (fantastic), fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and very weak coffee.
Saturday lunch - blanched (dry) rosemary chicken, overspiced potatoes, green beans, homemade green salsa (not half bad), tortilla chips and those fluffy rolls. More brownies.
Saturday night - barbecue! - surprisingly moist/fatty brisket, sausage, BBQ chicken, beans, potato salad, coleslaw and a dessert consisting of yellow cake topped with canned cherries.
Sunday morning - I slept through breakfast but heard there were breakfast tacos. Likely made with powdered eggs. Sleeping was an easy call. I had coffee and a grilled cheese-add-tomatoes from DQ on the way out of town for $2.59. Totally worth it.
Here are some other random pics from the weekend in the Hill Country, including my first-ever pair of cowboy boots!