When roomie works, and if it’s a telecommuting day or a weekend, I have something hot for breakfast (or is it dinner?) waiting for her about half the time. Today after she got home she asked jokingly, ‘Where’s my breakfast :confused: ?’ So I popped some Pillsbury Grand Biscuits into the oven and made creamed chipped beef.

2 tbsp unsalted butter
2 tbsp flour
1/2 jar Armour Dried Beef, cut into quarters
Dash of cayenne pepper.

Make a roux of the butter and flour, toasting it to get rid of the floury taste. Add some milk and stir smooth. Add more milk, the beef and a dash of cayenne. Stir frequently until thickened.

Roomie asked questions about making the roux, noted the cayenne, and asked me to remind her where the dried beef is in the market. I think she may make it herself one day.

At least you used dried beef instead of ground. Cheaping out on SOS makes it a cardinal sin as opposed to a venial one.

Ground beef? Wouldn’t that look like puke?

So, you’re not actually asking for help?

Well since a biscuit is more of a ‘puck’ than a ‘shingle’, I could have called it SOP. But then people would accuse me of being unorthodox.

Now I hate my roommate :frowning:

And who would eat puke on a shingle?

I think I know now what my mother was always doing wrong on this dish.

(It didn’t taste very good either. :smiley: )

If it makes you feel any better, when I was a kid my mom would make creamed tuna on toast.

In retrospect, I suppose if you added peas and diced carrots it would be pretty much the same as the filling in tuna pot pie. And to be honest, I liked creamed tuna on toast.

My mom did the same thing, along with creamed peas on toast.

Yum, I love creamed chipped beef; I wish you were my roomie.

Really. I thought he was gonna ask for tips on making it up to her…

That’s one of my wife’s favorite comfort foods (and she’ll do it with both tuna and peas, together). The smell alone makes me ill. :stuck_out_tongue:

My wife likes the same thing, creamed tuna and peas on toast. I use the best solid white tuna, good frozen peas, and put it over those dried bread cubes that are usually used to make stuffing at Thanksgiving.

And a lot of pepper, and it’s not too bad.

Mmmm. La merde sur le bardeau.

My family served it on saltine crackers that had been warmed in the oven. It had (canned, of course) tuna and canned peas and we called it “Tuna Fish Wiggle.” Love, love, loved it!

Though I would gladly prepare and eat SOS or Tuna Fish Wiggle, I’m afraid my NYC born and bred husband just might flee into the night. Besides, I don’t know where I would find jars of dried beef in my grocery store. Near the canned tuna, perhaps?

I’ve always wanted to try it, just because it’s in all of my old “Cream of Soup Plus Canned Shrimp!” cookbooks, but I don’t know where to find the beef. I looked near the Spam and tuna and such and didn’t see it there. Suggestions?

‘Tuna Fish Wiggle’ is funnier if you say ‘Tuna Fish-Wiggle’ instead of ‘Tuna-fish Wiggle’. :stuck_out_tongue:

At my local supermarket the dried beef is in the same area as the tuna, sardines, oysters, clams, SPAM®, pickled pigs’ feet, anchovies, etc. It’s ‘Canned Meats’ on the aisle sign.

Hey, hamburger gravy is da bomb. You just make the roux a bit darker, add sage and pepper, some chopped onions, and Robert is your father’s brother.

Maybe it’s just not a thing they carry in the South. :frowning: