If you're debating on what's for dinner, the answer could be part of a state holiday! It's Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day! Seriously.
By the way, if you're new to town or have never had it, a chicken fried steak is not fried chicken. It's a thin cut of beef, breaded and fried like a chicken then smothered in cream gravy.
And it's not a made up holiday. It's a real deal, so says the Texas House resolution approved during the 82nd legislative session in 2011.
HR 1419 says in part "Texans are renowned for their love of chicken fried steak, that exceptional dish that elevates the hearty flavor of the beef to new heights by coating it in batter and breading and frying it until the ingredients are melded in a blissful union." The resolution says "generations of Lone Star State residents have partaken of this beloved entrée, and happy memories of putting knife and fork to a chicken fried steak in the company of family and friends are shared by countless people all across Texas."