Monday, April 06, 2009

West Gadsden Cafe - Monday Menu

I wonder if this will bring back memories to anyone but me. I am not sure what my favorite day was at the cafe because no matter what day it was, there was something that I loved!

Monday's Menu
Country Fried Steak and Gravy
Kraut and Weiners
Baked Ham (was on the menu everday)
Creamed Potatoes
Field Peas
Baked Beans
Steamed Cabbage
Scalloped Tomatoes
Fried Okra
Slaw
Congealed Salad

My Favorite for today was Dry Steak and Slaw! This was old fashion "Bucket Steak" not some frozen wannabe! We bought this from William's Packing Company on Forrest Avenue. Spencer and Bill Williams were the owners!

The wondeful smells that came from that kitchen.......I can almost smell them now.

I am sure I have left out a veggie or two. I will repost if I remember what they were. The pies were about the same everyday so I will save those for a post by themselves!

The steak was cooked in iron skillets. The stove would be full of skillets while the frying was going on.

During the summer months when fresh vegetables were available you could find us, the afternoon before, on the front porch (at home), shelling beans, peas or something else fresh to serve. We weren't able to do this after the cafe moved to the last location. One bushel just wasn't enough then.

3 comments:

cosby2 said...

Now my mouth is watering just thinking about eating at WGC!! When I worked at the courthouse, I made a point of eating there at least once a week! Their fried steak was REALLY good. I had gravy on mine of course. Was steamed cabbage on Mondays too? BTW..you should have made a WGC chocolate pie and entered it in the contest last weekend at the RBC Chocolate Festival!!!! The BEST!!

jennifer said...

Hi! Glad to hear from you today. That menu is mouth watering. I could go for a meal like that!!

Just Jewels said...

My favorite days at the cafe were Mondays and Thursdays! I used to beg your mother to cook pork chops and country fried steak for me after the cafe closed. She'd tell me how to do it, but I am no cook! I really miss your mother.