I have actually started making some great progress on part five, Into the West: Last Showdown. I have really been struggling with how to get everything in that I want in this storyline, but I think I am finally on the right track and things are moving along much faster now. For the last few months, it has felt like trying to jog in a vat of molasses just to get words I was happy with on the page. It has been difficult for me to deal with this because the first four books just poured on the page with very little effort. But things are going in the right direction now.
I hope you have enjoyed the last two sneak peeks I have shared in the Friday Funnies. I think with any luck, I will have another piece to share in this week's Friday blog. If you have not signed up for the mailing list for www.StephenBurckhardt.com, now is a good time to do so. I never spam you with loads of emails and you can quit at anytime, no questions asked, no strings attached.
But for now, it's time for today's western movie!
Crossfire Trail is a another great made for TV adaptation of a Louis L'Amour novel. It was released on TNT in 2001 and stars Tom Selleck, Virginia Madsen, and Wilford Brimley. I have to say, I love all three of them and would watch any western they are in. This movie first aired to 12.5 million viewers. It held the title of most watched television movie made for cable until High School Musical 2 premiered in 2007.
This story follows Rafe Covington (Selleck), a wanderer who grants a dying wish to his best friend. He asks Covington to look after his wife, Anne (Madsen), and his ranch in Wyoming. Covington has every intention of keeping his word, but finds strong opposition to his attempts. It's not just from locals who want the ranch and Anne for themselves that he has to contend with, but from Anne herself who questions Covingtons intentions. It all comes to a head when Covington and a few men who stand with him must face down the men trying to take ranch and save Anne in the process.
For today's movie snack, I am suggesting a twist on the Come Together Kids', Walking Tacos (aka Tacos in a Bag) recipe. (<--- click for recipe) Since the movie is Crossfire Trail, why not add a little heat to your tacos with Flamin' Hot Doritos or Poppin' Jalapeno Doritos.
If you really want to raise the heat on this recipes, you can also go for Fiery Habanero Doritos. However, if you prefer more subtle flavors, there are other options to explore as well, like Guacamole, Cool Ranch or even just stick with the classic, Nacho Cheese Doritos. There are really so many great variations on this recipe, you can let your imagination build practically endless combinations.
So now you know what time it is, posse. It's time to grab your snacks and settle in for another great western.