Saturday, January 21, 2012

Creamed Wieners

As an adolescent, I spent about 50% of my time following my mom around asking her, "What's for dinner?"

To which my mom would usually reply, "Shit on a Shingle."

This made me laugh hysterically. So I would ask her over and over again.

"Come on, Mom! What's for dinnnneeeeer???" I would whine in a dramatic fashion.

And my mom would look at me with a perfectly straight face and say, "We're having Shit on a Shingle."

This is hilarious to a 14-year-old, by the way.

We never actually had Shit on a Shingle (SOS) for dinner. My mom was a great cook and always made us something delicious and fresh. In fact, I don't think I ever really knew what Shit on a Shingle (SOS) even was.

Until now.

I came across this recipe in my 1974 Hot Stuff Recipe Pamphlet, and it sounded so horrible - I had to try it.

Creamed Wieners

1 cup chopped celery
4 oz. onion, chopped
salt & pepper
2 cups water
2/3 cup non-fat dry milk
4 tsp margarine
8 tsp flour
12 ounces frankfurter, sliced
2 cups enriched rice, cooked

Cook celery, onion and salt & pepper in water until tender. Drain, reserving liquid. Mix dry milk and reserved liquid together. Make white sauce using margarine, flour and the fluid.

Add cooked celery, onions and frankfurters. Heat thoroughly.

Serve over rice. Makes 4 servings.

The original SOS recipe calls for chipped beef instead of wieners, and it is usually served atop toast. But this Retro WW version will do just fine. In fact, when I tasted it, I said to myself, "Wow - this is some really good shit!"

I can't wait for my husband to ask me "What's for dinner tonight?"

Hee Hee.


HippyHomemaker said...

I loved shit on a shingle as a kid. Although we called it muck on rice. Which was just chopped steak with cream of mushroom soup served on top of rice. I doesn't have to look pretty to be yummy.

Tami said...

I can't wait to hear what your husband had to say when you told him you had creamed weiners for lunch. FYI - I'm still mentally 14, or maybe younger...

Roz @ weightingfor50 said...

It IS shit on a shingle. :) I bet it was surprisingly good. Hope you have a great week Mimi.

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Donsie said...

My mother's mother always responded to persistent questioning about what was for dinner by claiming was preparing "shit on toast with rat tail sauce". I just used this on my husband the other day. A proud tradition lives on!