S O S - Toast And Gravy

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  1. Sheldon Scott

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    Thanks @Sheldon Scott :p

    This girl is so cute. She will try anything. The only thing I ever saw her spit out so far was a ribeye steak from the Dollar Tree store.
     
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    I know, she'll eat bugs and worms and no telling what.
     
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    I once made this with the dried beef she used, and it was horrible. I was so disappointed.

    I like mine with the cheap sliced Buddig beef lunch meat (3/$1) and a basic white sauce.

    Great, easy comfort food.
     
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    My mother used to make it for my Dad; she used those small jars of the salty dried beef. There is also a frozen "boil in bag" made by Swanson that is actually pretty tasty. Just heat and dump on toast.
     
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    @Beth Gallagher

    Yeh, I've had the Swanson S.O.S. I agree, it's pretty good...and cheap. Throw on a can of corn and you have a great comfort meal.

    I was really surprised that the original recipe made from the dried beef didn't taste better than it did. I was even more surprised that it was right there in the grocery store. We never had it in any dish when I was growing up.
     
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    I have not attempted to make SOS from the jarred beef in many years, so I don't know if it has changed. Seems like the jarred beef used to be kind of "chipped up" in the jar and not rolled like shown in that video. Anyway, I usually make sausage gravy (basically the same white sauce with crumbled sausage) served on hot biscuits. A nice diet dish. :D
     
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    Once a month we cut services short and have brunch at church. One couple always brings biscuits and sausage gravy.

    I find it interesting that the two foods that were created to salvage grease are served together for our culinary pleasure.
     
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    I wasn't in the military, which may be why I kind of like it.
     
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    Is that still true, or just something they say? I know my father talked about it, but that was WW2 era.

    I was never in the military, either.
     
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    We made biscuits with gravy and cooked crumbled sausage in gravy- pour over biscuits..Yummy
     
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    The first time I had it was in basic training in the service and when you are young and hungry you will eat anything. I got to like it after a while, but have not had it since.
     
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    I always liked the chipped beef on toast. We had it in the Air Force whenever we wanted it for breakfast.
     
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    Gee, I remember, for part of breakfast in the Navy, being served S.O.S.. It was mighty good!
     
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    My first encounter with SOS was early in 1st grade.

    Our routine at lunch was to bring the food back from the cafeteria on a tray and eat it in the classroom with the teacher. Lunch was right before recess. Mrs. Ross would not let you go to recess unless you cleaned your plate. :rolleyes:

    We had SOS that day. I just sat there and stared at it. It looked like someone else had eaten it first. Recess was not worth it. For a long time it was just me and the teacher in the room. She finally blinked.

    I'm not a picky eater, and would never dare refuse food that was set before me at home, but then my mother never made SOS. :p
     
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