Welcome to my little corner of the world. I am so honored by your visit today. My name is Kristi and I am married to my college sweetheart(I refer to him here as "Mr. Incredible"), momma to my 2 beautiful girls who are growing much too quickly, a high school computer teacher, photographer, and a gardener (at times~right now I'm growing weeds). I love to laugh, drink strong Starbucks coffee, take pictures, and be anywhere my family is. Jesus is my Savior and I try so hard to be the wife and momma that He has called me to be. I often fail but He lovingly picks me up, dusts me off, and encourages me that with Him all things are possible. Feel free to join me on this journey of faith, stop in and say hello, look around, and leave a comment~I love comments. Why "Kiki's Corner?" My nephews call me Aunt Kiki and I love that too.

I've Always Been a Bit Chicken....

...to make Chicken Fried Steak!  Really, I have.  Ever since my sister-in-law and I nearly burned my house down when we were frying tortillas in oil on the stove (remember that, Melissa?), I've avoided frying anything in a skillet on my stove with anything containing hot oil. 

Plus, our new house (new since the last frying incident 11+ years ago) has gas burners.  So, I've always been afraid of trying that.  I know, lame!

Last week, I thawed out some round steak to make a spectacular Swiss Steak recipe (thank you, Mom) in my crock pot.  But, I forgot to put it in the crock pot that morning.  Oiy!  Ever been there?

So, my mind got creative and I came up with Chicken Fried Steak...and then I remembered it would involve a hot pan on my gas burners and smoking hot oil...and I nearly chickened out!  I ran the idea by the girls and they were both willing to help.  If you are going to burn your house down by cooking it is best to not do it by yourself.  Ha!

So, after much prayer and a quick recipe from Pioneer Woman's cook book, we began the chicken fried steak process.  It was fun and messy.  I carefully watched my oil heat up, tested it with a little flour to make sure it was hot enough, debated in my head if it should actually catch on fire should I douse it with flour or baking powder or soda (I still don't know), decided to just put the lid on it and turn off the heat if flames ensued, and then carefully plopped in some finely coated round steak.

Twenty minutes later, we enjoyed the most delicious chicken fried steak complete with homemade gravy, homemade mashed potatoes, broccoli, and key lime pie.  Yum!  The best part?  No out of control flames or calls to 911.  Hallelujah!


Angie said...

Way to go! Sounds wonderful! Something I've yet to try as well. The picture makes me want to give it a shot!! ;0)

Alexis said...

The first time I ever tried making Chicken Fried Steak, I flopped the steak over in the pan a little too quick and ended up with burning hot oil all over my face! Needless to say, my family said the steak was good, but I wouldn't know because I couldn't even open my blistered mouth to even EAT it! Boohoooo!! Thank goodness we have PW to remind us to keep trying stuff - her recipe is my FAVE! And I even get to eat it now ;)

The Real Me! said...

Don't you love it when you face your fears and it comes out tasting delicious? LOL!
Great job my friend.

Erica said...

Looks so very delicious!!! And pie to boot!