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I hope you enjoy your visit here, whether it’s your first time or your 30th. I first started sharing my recipes as Facebook Notes, until my friends began asking how they could share them with their friends; so I gathered my courage and tiptoed into the world of blogging via Tumblr. As interest in my blog started “cooking,” my wonderful hubby set me up at WordPress with my own domain. (All the content from my previous blog moved here as well.) Let me know what you think, and be sure to bookmark it for future reference!

My other hobby, scrapbooking, is also documented at WordPress here.

S.O.S.* (Creamed Beef on Toast)

  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1 packet country gravy mix
  • 2 cups milk (may not need all)
  • 3-4 slices sandwich bread
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Season beef with salt and pepper and brown in skillet; do not drain. Reduce heat to low, sprinkle gravy mix over and stir well to incorporate. Stir in milk a little at a time to desired consistency. Toast bread and slice diagonally; layer 3-4 triangles like shingles on plate for each serving and pour meat mixture over.

I made this our first night of a cabin vacation, where there was limited cooking and storage space. I bought extra beef that I was already going to use for Hobo Dinners our 2nd night, so no further refrigerator space was needed. I served it with some baby carrots sprinkled with 1 tbsp butter, 1 tbsp sugar, and salt and pepper, microwaved 6 minutes on High.

*(This dish is colloquially known as “Shit on a Shingle,” due to the way the toast is layered and because the meat tends to look like…. well, you know.)