Chicken Fried Steak – the Pioneer Woman Way

We Okies are very proud of Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman. Go check out her fabulous blog. She also has a cookbook. It is not very low fat but it is good. Just ask Bobby Flay who got his butt kicked in his good natured Thanksgiving dinner throwdown with Ms. Drummond (see link at bottom of post.)

My dad, Gramps, visited us over Thanksgiving. His favorite dish is chicken fried steak. So Sweetie decided that she was going to make Gramps an Okie style CFS dinner with all the trimmings.

So we got the cookbook out.


Sweetie got her game face on. Notice the glass of wine she didn’t quite hide. I really don’t think that PW would disapprove. Hey coking has to be fun.


Sweetie started with her own dishes. Mashed potatoes and purple hull peas.

Picnik collage peas potatoes

I even got recruited.


I’m usually in charge of anything involving cast iron.


Sweetie took over though on the gravy. Lots of whisking involved there.


Ya gotta get the gravy right. Sweetie did a great job.


The end result. Its like, cmon Yogi, lets eat!! Gramps looks pretty happy with the result.


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10 thoughts on “Chicken Fried Steak – the Pioneer Woman Way

  1. Sylvia K

    How fun! And the food looks terrific! Don’t suppose you have any leftovers you could send to Seattle??? No, probably not! But I did drooled on my keyboard!! I also love the peas! Looks like a fun day! Enjoy your weekend!


  2. Melissa (Betty and Boo's Mommy)

    Happy belated Thanksgiving to you and your family! We love Ree’s cookbook – although I haven’t made anything from it yet. 🙂 Betty likes looking at the pictures of the horses. I like looking at the pictures of the food. 🙂

  3. Cindy

    I haven’t made the CFS from Ree’s cookbook yet. Now that the weather is going to be cooler, I will probably try it. Yours looked really good!

  4. Oklahoma Granny

    I’m not a big Bobby Flay fan so I was way excited that Ree won the throwdown. I do like brussel sprouts but when I saw that he chose to serve them instead of mashed potatoes – in Oklahoma! – I knew Ree had it hands down.

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