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Monday Movie Madness: Bite The Bullet

Hello, Posse!

We are going to be in Bavaria doing some sightseeing over the weekend so I thought I would write the blog early in case I am too pooped to do it when we get back.

Today's movie is one I have actually never personally seen. It was recommended by a good friend of mine who many of you might know as being the namesake for the doctor in Sharon Springs, Pete Wellenstein. Thanks, Pete!

Bite the Bullet is another 70s western. Released in 1975, this American western stars Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, and James Coburn. They are joined on the cast by Ben Johnson, Ian Bannen, Jan-Michael Vincent, Robert Donner, Jean Willes, Mario Arteaga, Dabney Coleman, John McLiam, Robert Hoy, Jerry Gatlin, and Sally Kirkland. This film was written, directed, and produced by Richard Brooks.

A 700 mile horse race through the Wild West comes with a large cash prize for the winner. The payoff brings out a sorted group of individuals, all desperate to win the money. Two former Rough Riders (Hackman and Coburn) join the mix along with a cowboy who is a bit past his prime (Johnson) and in stark contrast, there is the young upstart who has much to learn (Vincent). There are a few international riders who cross borders to join the race (Arteaga and Bannen) and there is even a woman who dares to challenge the men (Bergen). From the start, the group clashes over personal prejudices about race, ageism, gender equality and more ,but as the race goes on, they learn to appreciate each other as individuals.

This sounds like a very interesting movie and I have already added it to my must see list. I hope you will too.

Movie Snack Recipe

Today's movie snack recipe comes from Eat This, Not That! Crispy Crumb-Topped Mac and Cheese Cups! (<--- click for recipe) Now, I love me some Mac and Cheese. So when I can make it even slightly healthy and still have all the ooey gooey flavor of the full fat and calorie Mac and Cheese, I'm all about that!

This recipe is also very easy to make plant based. Just use margarine instead of buller, oat or almond milk for the cow's milk, and slap in some vegan cheese instead of the regular. If you are in the US, Daiya brands (<--- check them out) melt pretty well for things like this or here in the EU Vio Life (<--- them too) is not bad. I think they might be available in the US as well.


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But now you know what time it is, posse. It's time to grab your snacks and settle in for another great western movie!



Bite the Bullet 1975 Trailer |

Gene Hackman | James Coburn


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