It’s What’s For Dinner

It’s no secret I love living in Oklahoma, but did you know I’ve always wanted to be a chuckwagon cook?

Folks who feed the masses with cast iron pots and pans over a campfire (or on cookstoves like my grandmothers did) fascinate me — not only for their meticulous planning and timing, but for their dedication to quality food.

I doubt I’ll realize that dream now (being somewhat “old-er” and rather fond of my kitchen at the lake) but there’s one thing I emulate on a regular basis: quality food begins with quality ingredients.

Introducing McCutchen’s Cattle Call Ranch out of Checotah, Oklahoma. The name “Cattle Call” comes from a Country & Western song written by Tex Owens — made famous by Eddy Arnnold and many others — even Elvis.

You can’t go wrong with a name like that, or their beef. Locally processed and sold by whole, 1/2, or 1/4, their packages include steaks, roasts, short ribs, hamburger, and more. Ranch-raised with the utmost care, these folks put a lot of hard work into their product and it shows. Better yet, it tastes like it! (For ordering information, please email

Quick disclaimer: I don’t usually plug products here — it’s for FUN, not profit — but the Cattle Call Ranch gave me a package of ribeyes and hamburger to try, and what’s a wanna-be chuckwagon cook to do?

BEEF… it’s what’s for dinner. Break out your cast iron skillet and get ready to ring the dinner bell.

Enjoying some mighty fine vittles,

~ Kim

7 thoughts on “It’s What’s For Dinner

  1. Girrrllll, that’s the best dang lookin’ steak and burgers ever. LIsten, I’ll chow down w/you…I’ll bring wine and a salad!! xo

    • Sounds like a plan, Miss Ally! (You outta know, being an Aussie Beef & Lamb Board rep, not to mention a Kingsford charcoal afficionado. :) Wine and salad, yup. Your backyard or mine, xo.

    • Thank you, Liz! I too “meter out” our meat consumption — unbeknownst to TMOFW, lol! — and he’s happier and healthier for it. (Me, too!) I’ll pass along your “mouthwatering” comment to my friends. Thanks again, xo!.

    • Too funny, Mimi! They never show that part in old Western movies! Maybe for a reason? Our ancestors (and former chuckwagon cooks) worked much harder than we do with a lot less. xo

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