S.O.S. (not save our ship)
I’ve talked before about my dad with his incredible cooking and I've mentioned at least some of his creations. Well, every once in a while I like to make one for the kids. I don’t ask that they eat what I make because I’m pretty sure I didn’t care for most of it when I was very young, but I do ask that they try it.
Today was S.O.S. or Shit on a Shingle. This is more mundanely known as chipped-beef on toast, but I didn’t hear that title until I was grown.
The recipe is simple:
1 pound lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons butter (“Not margarine,” my dad would say.
1 cup milk
Brown ground beef and drain. Add onions and cook until tender. Keep warm.
Put flour and butter in a cup and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir together.
Pour milk into saucepan and add butter/flour mix. Add salt and pepper to taste (liberally). Heat, stirring frequently, until sauce reaches desired thickness.
Pour over ground beef/onion and mix together
Serve on buttered toast.
They really wanted to like it. They both took a couple of brave bites. It was grandpa’s recipe after all.
Alas, it was not meant to be.
That’s OK. They had a nuked TV dinner and I’m extremely full.
Posted by Casey Freeland at 19:27