Father's Day didn't quite sneak up on us, I actually found a present and card for my husband weeks before, but the meal itself did. Was I thinking we would fast that day?
The boys did agree it was high time for some
Chicken Fried Steak!
Chicken fried steak (also known as pan-fried steak, CFS or country fried steak) is a breaded cutlet dish consisting of a piece of steak (tenderized cube steak) coated with seasoned flour and pan-fried. It is associated with Southern cuisine. Its name may be due to its similarity in preparation to fried chicken.
Chicken fried steak resembles the Austrian dish Wiener Schnitzel and the Italian-Latin American dish Milanesa, which is a tenderized veal or pork cutlet, coated with flour, eggs, and bread crumbs, and then fried. It is also similar to the recipe for Scottish collops.
After reading that little tidbit.. nope that is not what ours resemble! We use a nice thin cut top sirloin, pound it within an inch of its life, dip in flour, dip in beer batter, dip in flour, dip in beer batter, deep fry. All this takes place outside. Yes, sweet husband has perfected cooking the chicken fry on the charcoal grill, with mesquite chips over hot coals. Let me just say... Umm, it is soo good!
The trusty Sky Ranch dishes came out to play that day.
I was busily plating salads in the kitchen when I realized I'd better jump to taking some pictures!
Still trying to figure out which flatware speaks Cowboy.
The napkin rings and centerpiece came from a quaint little shop in Weatherford, Texas, Just to the West of Fort Worth, on highway 180.
I have had these rusty ol' cowboys and cowgirls forever! The store at which I purchased them is now a faint memory. They are made by Two's Company and I did not see them on their website this time around.
I love setting the larger ones on the table for display or using them on a buffet with the name of a food item inserted into their lasso.
The rustic bird's nest chargers from World Market worked really well into the theme.,
Somewhere in the lost items from the last move was a box of cd's of embroidery designs.
In that box was a western font set.
Until either the box surfaces, which I seriously doubt, or I find the font again, these napkins will have to do.
This really worked pretty well for a guys table, simple, non-frilly and not fussy.
I pulled out the amber Whitehall quilted tumblers and paired them with the Dollar Tree crystal.
Both pieces are rather chunky and therefore work really well with the heavy Sky Ranch plates.
Chargers - World Market
Plates - Sky Ranch
Napkins - not quite vintage but older
Flatware - Gorham
Amber quilted goblets - Whitehall
Wine glasses - Dollar Tree
Napkin rings and centerpiece - Weatherford, Texas
Western placecard holders and decor - Two's Company
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