Shmooey On Toast

I do not remember ever having biscuits and gravy growing up.  However, my parents would make us “Shmooey on Toast”.  It is the same idea as creamed chipped beef on toast–S.O.S. as soldiers called it according to my dad– but without the chipped beef.  A little research and I learned if you use a chopped hard boiled egg, it is called Eggs à la Goldenrod.

I asked Dad where the name “Shmooey” came from.  He said that shmooey sounded a lot better than “S.O.S”.  With a little more research, I discovered why my parents swapped names for us kids.  I agree… shmooey is a lot more kid friendly!

Following is the recipe we always followed for Shmooey, along with some variations.

Egg Rolls

Even though egg rolls seem to be difficult to make, they really are not. They come together pretty quickly also. Since they are treats that we rarely make, we fry them, but you can also bake them if you prefer.

If you prefer, substitute the pork for chicken or mini shrimp. They are great without meat also!

Baked Beans

The first time I remember ever having these was for our wedding rehearsal dinner.   We have enjoyed them often over the years.