This weeks column is dedicated to cows. I have a collection of cow memorabilia which is difficult to find, so for those of you who love cows; here is:

Cow Loaf

2 pounds ground round steak

2 eggs

1 1/2 cups bread crumbs

3/4 cup ketchup

1/2 cup warm water

2 strips of bacon (optional)

1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

1 package onion soup mix

Beat thoroughly all ingredients through soup mix. Put into loaf pan, cover with 2 strips of bacon if you like that flavor. Pour over all, one 8 ounce can tomato sauce. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees.

Lazy Day Cow Pot Roast

1 (3-4 pound) rump or round roast

Ground pepper

Dijon mustard

1 can beef consomme

1 soup can red wine

2 bay leaves

1 tablespoon chopped parsley

2 teaspoons ground thyme

4 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped

4 large carrots, peeled and sliced

Coat entire surface of roast with mustard and sprinkle with pepper. In uncovered Dutch oven, brown roast on each side for 30 minutes at 300 degrees. Combine consomme, wine, bay leaves, parsley and thyme and pour over roast. Cover and continue cooking for 2 to 3 hours depending on desired doneness! Baste occasionally. Add potatoes and carrots during last hour.

Oriental Cow Conglomeration

2 pounds round steak

4 green peppers

2 large onions

1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts

Soy sauce

Cut round steak in pieces 1 by 1/2 inch. Salt and pepper. Saute in hot oil. Cover with water, simmer for 1 hour or until very tender. Cut vegetables in large pieces, cook until slightly raw. Add water chestnuts. Simmer 10 minutes. Serve over rice.

Cow Dessert

(No cow in ingredients but expect you can see why I named it cow dessert).

1 package butterscotch pudding (not instant)

1 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)

1/2 cup evaporated milk

Piece of butter the size of a walnut

Cook to softball stage. Stir in 1-1/2 cups pecans and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat 2 minutes. Drop by teaspoons onto waxed paper. Let harden before removing from paper with a spatula.

Our thought for the week: "When you are a leader, go very slow. You may be going in the wrong direction."