First off, wasn’t the Royal Wedding absolutely amazing? Catherine looked beautiful in her gown. And I love how Prince William told her she looked beautiful when she reached him and he saw her for the first time. It all felt so much like a movie. What a great piece of history!
Now for today’s recipe. You know that dish your mom made about every other week if not every week all the while you were growing up? Cream Beef on Toast was my mom’s dish, and oh did we love it. My siblings and those friends and family who ever stayed the night at my house when we were kids are saying to themselves right now, “Indeed. Good times at the O’Connor’s.” This dish was quick and easy to put together and worked out great when we had people over. And all the kids loved it as much as we did. I started making this for my husband soon after we got married and he loves it too. I bounce right back to childhood memories whenever we have Cream Beef on Toast for dinner. I’m taken back to the good old days on Michelle St. where I grew up, where life seemed so much simpler. Dad is buttering toast and Mom’s making the gravy. It makes me smile just thinking about it! Ah, the memories.
So my dear mom is the featured friend for this week’s Friday Friendzy. And she’s pretty much the best! Now it’s time to pass on the goodness of this recipe. My guess is that there are those of you out there who have had something similar in your day and totally understand what I mean. Then there are others who are thinking, “Wow, that looks gross.” No doubt, it looks a little strange. But believe me when I say it’s worth a try! We love it. And if it doesn’t turn into a family favorite, you know that we’re emotionally attached to it over here. Ok, maybe not emotionally. But pretty darn close!
- 1 to 2 slices of bread per person (depending on how many pieces everyone wants)
- butter for the toast
- ground beef (1/2 lb. to 1 lb. or more depending on how many you are feeding)
Get the beef browning in a sauté pan. When the meat is cooked, drain the grease.
After the meat is cooked, set it aside and start toasting the bread. Get it all nice and buttered after it’s toasted.
Next tear up one or two pieces of toast into little pieces onto a dinner plate.
Now it’s time to get back to the beef. Add the flour by the spoonful and sprinkle it over the meat. Sprinkle as much flour needed to cover up most of the meat.
Now it’s time to add milk. Pour the milk in till it fills about a 1/2 inch from the bottom. Stir everything together and let it boil. Then turn off the heat to allow it to thicken.
If you feel like the gravy is too thick you can add a little more milk. You will want it a bit liquidy but not so much that it still looks like milk. After you find the desired consistency of the gravy pour about 3/4 c. over the toast, or the amount that looks good to you. Enjoy!