Recipe for SOS

Mother’s preparation methods for SOS rendered it a horrible, and often sickening, mess. As my sister and I learned in college, if made properly, Creamed Chipped Beef (commonly referred to as “SOS” or “Shit on a Single” in the military), can be quite tasty. Ingredients: 4½ oz. dried beef 2 cups milk 2 tbs. butter […]

SOS AKA Shit on a Shingle

Mother was the queen of making meals that seriously looked like someone had upchucked a previous meal onto your plate. One of the items she made was commonly referred to as “Shit on a Shingle” (or SOS) by the military. My sister and I both suspected she had learn make SOS during her brief military […]

MilkToast Recipe

After the earlier article Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates, I got to thinking about Mother’s “famous” concoction to give us whenever either of us had a stomach-ache and needed to “rest our stomachs.” Yes, the dreaded “Milk-Toast.” I was really curious about how it should be made properly, assuming that Mother’s recipe was […]

Pork Chops and Dressing Recipe

As you may recall from the article about a near death experience with Mother Mary Jo’s cooking, her dressing was “to die for.” It really wasn’t the recipes she used that were the usual culprit, but her rather unique style of drunken cooking. Ingredients were omitted or over-used. Pans and dishes were not clean. Cross-contamination […]