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    oberbrecklingposted 8 years ago

    (Shit on a shingle)  My wife an I are having this argument about dinner today, she says that your suppose to use a white gravy. I think your suppose to use a dark gravy. We are using hambuger, and all this is over toast. I made it the way I wanted, but she did not eat,now I feel terrible about it, and on top of it we are still argueing about it as I'm writing this, so maybe everyone could help settle this.
    My wife's name is patty my name is paul what do you guys thinkl?

    1. Tater2tot profile image59
      Tater2totposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Well Paul, I have never had hamburger, toast, and gravy put together. SO I can't say a better way. Now if you were talking about mashed potatoes and you have to add gravy then I would go with dark gravy. But when it comes to opinion like this there is no right or wrong answer. It just depends on what you prefer. hmm

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      sandra rinckposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      No,no,no all, Sh** on a shingle is white gravy with hamberger over toast. 

      rec.

      groung beef, (hamberbooger)
      with onions and garlic,
      one can of cream of mushroom soup. 
      let all the flavors come together, oh but don't forget to drain the greese from the hamberger before you add the cream of mushroom soup, oh and about a half a can of milk instead of a whole one.  smile

      I like my sh*t over rice, but traditionally (at least from the way I have known to eat it) is is served open faced over toast. 

      smile

    3. Time-4-More profile image60
      Time-4-Moreposted 8 years ago in reply to this
    4. HotBabesNYC profile image60
      HotBabesNYCposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Continuing making the white gravy--this argument is not really about gravy.

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      joxallposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      If you come from the military it is white gravy with hamburger over toast...this is breakfast favorite to some.

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    oberbrecklingposted 8 years ago

    Now see that's the only way to eat it is mashed potatoes,she thought it was done with toast and that's where everthing got messed up was right there.

  3. topstuff profile image61
    topstuffposted 8 years ago

    Why shit on a single,if you cann't agree with your wife.Learn to agree,listen to her and their willbe no problems.lol

  4. Bonnie Ramsey profile image89
    Bonnie Ramseyposted 8 years ago

    Here in Mississippi, S**t on Shingles is a biscuit covered with sausage gravy. Never heard it called that with hamburger. Now we do have a dish consisting of texas toast, hamburger pattie smothered in brown gravy that is called a trucker's special. Both are delicious!!

    Bonnie

    1. DJ Funktual profile image85
      DJ Funktualposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I gotta tell ya Bonnie.  If you wrote a HUB on authentic Mississippi-style cookin people would love it.  A Trucker's special?  Never heard of that.  Sounds awesome though.

      1. Bonnie Ramsey profile image89
        Bonnie Ramseyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Ok, DJ, here it is! Just for you!
        http://hubpages.com/hub/Authentic-South … where-else
        Hope you like it!

  5. rmr profile image87
    rmrposted 8 years ago

    Where I grew up, that was the name for creamed chipped beef on toast.

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    oberbrecklingposted 8 years ago

    Excuse me topstuff I've been married for 11 years, I think I've already learned that one, but at times there's no reason it can't be a two way street.



    Hey Bonnie in Iowa we call that biscuits and sauage gravy, but that tucker's special. "Wow," that sounds like my kind of eat,and how's it going there in Mississipps. I lived in Baton Rouge La. for 12 years, man loved the food, great place.


    rmr, I don't know where you grew up, but my wife is smiling smile about that one.
    She know's all about that one, " honey why didn't we have that one?" When she was telling about using white gravy she referred to that dish."saying make it like chipped beef gravy."


    Thank's guys, gave us a whole lot of idea's, anyone else no a different way!

  7. thranax profile image51
    thranaxposted 8 years ago

    I think you should just do what your wife says for something as simple as gravy lol...

  8. Veronica Bright profile image61
    Veronica Brightposted 8 years ago

    Hmmm...I am from Nebraska and I am amazed no one has heard of hamburger and gravy on toast.  Now for my 2 cents

    I DO call Hamburger, WHITE gravy, and toast SOS (*can also be make with chipped beef)
    There IS a dish with Hamburger, Brown Gravy and toast, but we just call it "leftovers"  smile

    Sausage, Gravy and Biscuts are called Sausage, Gravy and Biscuts.

    That's the way I learned it anyway.

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    oberbrecklingposted 8 years ago

    Wow veronica I see in nebraska it's very similar to the way we eat it here in Iowa and your very good at explaning this. thank-you so much veronica and please if you have anymore to add just go right ahead thanks again
                                               ~cool~ cya!

  10. Veronica Bright profile image61
    Veronica Brightposted 8 years ago

    Wow, how did my post end up on here twice?  Sorry, Been writing for days on end and I think I'm getting a bit tired.  All this talk of food making me hungry!  smile
    Oberbreckling...You're right, but then Iowa and Nebraska are neighbors, so it follows that we'd share some ideas of things...lol

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    oberbrecklingposted 8 years ago

    Amoung alot of other things veronica like:(winter storms,tornados). That is just to add a few more to the list.
                                                ~cool~ cya!

  12. Gaget Girl profile image84
    Gaget Girlposted 8 years ago

    Ive never heard of any of these! I'm guessing most of these must be from America?

  13. Sally's Trove profile image99
    Sally's Troveposted 8 years ago

    Like rmr, I know sh*t on a shingle as creamed chipped beef on toast.  I learned that name for it from my ex, who learned it when he was in the Army in the early 70s.

    As for hamburger and gravy on toast, the one I remember as a staple in our kitchen while I was growing up is this:  sautee some chopped onion in butter, add a half-pound of hamburger meat (the greasier the better) and brown, then add a can of condensed cream of mushroom soup (don't dilute with milk or water), heat the glop now in the pan some more, and serve.  I actually tried this meal a few months ago, and I am now amazed that my family survived weekly doses of all that fat and salt.  But, oh boy, does it taste good!

  14. funnebone profile image67
    funneboneposted 8 years ago

    SOS is chipped bef..and if gadget girl ever comes to america I would be happy to prepare this gourmet meal for her.

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    RUTHIE17posted 8 years ago

    Well, got to agree with everyone from the Midwest on the names of foods.

    And, for the hamburger with gravy--it's got to be white gravy.  Nothing else will do!  The toast part--always had mine with biscuits.

    Now if you make seafood ala king (drained tuna or salmon, cream of mushroom or celery soup, little milk, sauted onion and green pepper and some green peas (optional) ), you can use biscuits, toast or even waffles.  Also like it over rice.

    All good stuff to help stretch the budget!

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    RUTHIE17posted 8 years ago

    Well, got to agree with everyone from the Midwest on the names of foods.

    And, for the hamburger with gravy--it's got to be white gravy.  Nothing else will do!  The toast part--always had mine with biscuits.

    Now if you make seafood ala king (drained tuna or salmon, cream of mushroom or celery soup, little milk, sauted onion and green pepper and some green peas (optional) ), you can use biscuits, toast or even waffles.  Also like it over rice.

    All good stuff to help stretch the budget!

  17. Neko-chan profile image78
    Neko-chanposted 8 years ago

    Now seeing as everyone from the middle and southern states has posted, I think it's time someone from the western states posts. smile

    I think there is an amazing variety of regional differences here. I have never heard of SOS (that is actually quite a repulsive name for a dish in my opinion), Truckers Special, or anything like that (about the closest we have is Biscuits and Gravy). I do enjoy cooking though, and so, instead of arguing over a mere thing like gravy type, I think that you should turn it into a kind of game.

    Given the components (gravy, bread product, and meat) there are any numbers of ways you can fix a meal (dark gravy/beef steak/fresh bread, white gravy/beef mince/wheat toast, white gravy/sausage/biscuits, etc).

    Food should never result in argument, only ways to improve it and make it better. big_smile

  18. chuckngayle profile image60
    chuckngayleposted 8 years ago

    S.O.S.  is creamed chipped beef on toast.  It is always a white gravy. It used to be a staple in the armed forces.
    I never heard of it with dark gravy or hamburger.
    Chuck loved it when he was in the air force.  My daughter hated it, my son loved it when I served it at home.  My grandmother taught me how to make it.  It is a recipe she learned during the GREAT DEPRESSION.. Good heavens we may have to resort to more of those cheap dinners nowadays. 
    Rivvle soup and creamed corn on toast were 2 other meals she taught me.
    Any one else have really cheap meals they grew up on????

    1. Bonnie Ramsey profile image89
      Bonnie Ramseyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      While I wasn't around during the depression, I have had a few years of having to be pretty "creative" to get by. Once when things were getting dire, I made what I started calling a goulash. It was just scrambled hamburger meat with mashed potatoes and whole kernel corn mixed together. Then you can add some worshestersire sauce or steak sauce if you want to spice it up.

      Made seperately, this would be one meal but mixed together in a pot, it seems to multiply and can be heated for another meal. It is something that I still like to fix now and then. In fact, my daughter and I had some this week and we really enjoyed it. Of course, it always tastes better when you make it by choice and not necessity. lol


      Bonnie

  19. AEvans profile image69
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    The vote is in White Gravy interesting I have never seen it with brown gravy.smile

  20. royalblkrose profile image60
    royalblkroseposted 8 years ago

    When I was a child, Sh*it on a shingle was creamed chipped beef on toast, and the gravy was usually white. Now you may want to try it her way and see what you think.  the thing about food is  it's the only science projects that you can eat!
    The other thing about food is that since it's so central to our lives we have strong memories for what we like and want to eat... there's no truly wrong answer, just differing, and strong opinions....

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    trish95posted 8 years ago

    Hey Paul our Mom made hamburger gravy when we were childern. 
    I still make it once a week for dinner today.
    Hamburger browned with salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder.
    drain add water & kitchen bouquet or beef broth instead
    mix flour paste for gravy, this makes the brown gravy
    served over mashed potato with corn as a side and white bread or rolls.
    we ate it with hamburger because sliced beef was too much $$$
    white gravy goes with dried chipped beef over toast
    I do not recall eating this but lots of folks did in Iowa
    You would have to add milk for the gravy and as much cereal as you
    and Matthew gobbled down as kids I doubt there was extra!
    My guess is you and Patty are both correct.

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    Leta Sposted 8 years ago

    Um, no thanks.  I'll stick to baked salmon & salad.

    (Yuck!)

  23. Oliviashands profile image61
    Oliviashandsposted 8 years ago

    This was originally served to our military during wartime, my dad also used ground beef. He said that it was chipped beef from a can in the army. It is traditionlly served over toasted bread, with a light or natural gravy, made from the rendered fat of the meat. I remember it well, Hate It.

  24. Nicole Winter profile image60
    Nicole Winterposted 8 years ago

    I thought you were supposed to use creamed chipped corn beef ... (Stouffer's)


    --- Nicole A. Winter

  25. Rochelle Frank profile image87
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    For a "single" it doesn't really matter.

    If it is a point of contention between marrieds it is not that important.  There are much better things to argue about.

    Call your version by a different name, "Vomit on a shingle" comes to mind.  But, perhaps, something in French would sound tastier.

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      Leta Sposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      LOL Rochelle.

      I'm from the Midwest, and I've never heard of such a gross food stuff.  Why even waste time 'cooking' it and arguing about it?

      "Le Vomir et toast."  How's that?    smile

      1. Christoph Reilly profile image84
        Christoph Reillyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Au contraire, my little biscuit.  It is delicious (if made properly).  As stated above by many, it is creamed chipped beef on toast, but you can use hamberger.  The gravy is white.  It was a staple in the armed forces, as stated above, who presumably were served a poorly prepared version.  It was the soldiers who named it "Sh** on a shingle."  MMmmm.   Now that's some good eatin'!

 
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