Eating at the great grandmas is a walk back in time. Her cookware hasn't been updated since 1970 (unless of course it breaks such as the potato peeler) and the food hasn't been updated since 1950 when women stayed home to cook hearty meals for her hard working spouse and her slew of hungry children (all seven of them). Great grandma's food is Cracker Barrel but better. Like her chicken fried steak, taters with gravy, and bacon and butter laded green beans.
At great grandma's chicken fried steak is not made with tenderized beef steaks instead with tenderized (to oblivion) venison. Potatoes are always freshly peeled and boiled in water salty enough to be the sea. Green beans are from the can (number 10 for this many people) and never fresh as they have too much crunch. While great grandma can and does make excellent gravy with a slew of kids, grandkids, and great grandkids to feed, today's meals used instant gravy modified from instructions by the addition of huge scoop of chicken fried steak grease for flavor. And great grandma being great grandma she accommodated me by cooking one can of green beans, plain straight from the can, as I do not care for soggy bacon nor butter on my green beans.
Scaled for Likability: Great
Who in their right mind does not home cooked chicken fried steak? Nobody, that's who. This is a super fantastic meal I only eat every few months as it is the epiphany of unhealthy meals.