Most of us have at one point struggled with meal preparation, whether it be because of financial difficulties, busy life style, no time to shop, or just plain too tired. Some of the simplest meals were made at these times and have become favorites, but sometimes forgotten. Do you have a favorite simple meal you remember and crave? One of my husbands (Bruce) is egg gravy. The day Bruce requested that I make this for him, I turned my nose up at the request. It didn't sound very appetizing, but I loved him, so I got on the telephone and called my mother-in-law (Betty) for the recipe. I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to make and how tasty it was. Betty had lots of these quick, easy, tasty, cheap recipes behind her apron strings.
Bruce's mom and dad married after Bruce's dad (Dale) came home from fighting in World War II. They started a family right away. Even though they both worked, pay wasn't good, and times were hard in general. I'm sure many of her quick, easy, tasty cheap recipes come for these times. While Betty's days were filled with working as a nurse, keeping her home running smoothly, and taking care of her growing family (6 boys), she always managed to have a hot homecooked meal on the table at dinnertime. She always made you feel welcome in their home and never hesitated to add another plate to the table for someone who may have dropped by. If it weren't mealtime, she might offer you some coffee and cookies, or what she called coffee cookies. These coffee cookies were the result of Betty overcooking or burning cookies. She did this often. Throwing them away wasn't an option, so she renamed these gems coffee cookies, because they were good for dunking in coffee.
I continue to use many of Betty's recipes, Egg Gravy being one of them. Not only is it a treat for Bruce but our grandchildren also enjoy this dish. Give Egg Gravy a try. Its easy to make, quick, cheap, tasty and even filling.
1 Tablespoon salted butter
1 tablespoon flour
2 cups milk
3 chopped hard boiled eggs
salt and pepper to taste
In a medium sauce pan melt 1 tablespoon butter then add 1 tablespoon flour and heat till bubbly. Add 2 cups milk and whisk on low to medium heat until thick. Add chopped hard boiled eggs and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve over toast.
This serves 4