Today I joined the CFS Club for lunch. What was on the menu? CFS of course, chicken fried steak. Although I am very familiar with chicken fried steak, I had never eaten it until today.
I saw discussion about it twitter and when I asked about it, Andrea Myers
(who is Queen of the CFS
Club) told me the group gets together to enjoy CFS
in all of the BEST
places in Tulsa. She told me that I didn’t even need to order CFS
if I didn’t want to, that it wasn’t required. I would, however, have to have an announcement to share that could be about anything.
Since one of my goals is to meet everyone in Oklahoma, I love meeting up with people whom I have already “met” on twitter. I thought it would be fun to meet this new group of people and very nice not to have to decide what I wanted to eat. I am a Libra and cannot make a decision, especially on menus loaded with lots of options. So I headed to Tulsa excited to meet new people but with trepidation about trying the food that many consider to be comfort food that they have been eating their whole lives.
David has been eating CFS ever since I have known him, over 30 years now. I refer to it as his yellow meal. CFS, gravy, mashed potatoes, and corn comprise the typical yellow fare I have seen him eat. Today included two other yellow items: a biscuit and butter. Yum.
Apparently the CFS
at the Tulsa Press Club
normally comes with carrots but today, as if in my honor, it came with corn on the cob. I was amazed at the hunormous
plate of food that was set in front of me. The photo I took doesn’t even begin to do justice to the actual size of the meal. I wasn’t able to eat it all but I did taste everything, except for the corn. I was just too full.
We didn’t eat fried foods when I was growing up and we don’t eat much that is fried now either so while I found the experience interesting, I’m not sure that I will eat it again. But I enjoyed the company of the gathered CFS aficionados and can now say that I have partaken, at least once, of CFS. Does that make me a real Oklahoman? 🙂