What can I say? Poverty inspired this recipe. The Reagan years of government cheese, bread, can goods, etc. were some of the most challenging years of my young life. I’m a witness that “necessity is indeed the mother of invention” (W. Horman) and humility is the root of true gratitude.
- Yield: 4 portions
- Difficulty: Easy
- Total: 15-20 minutes
- Active: Same as total time
- 1 slice of bacon
- 1 Small onion
- 1 Tbsp Government Flour
- 1Tbsp Water
- 1 cup Government Cheese (shredded)
- 2 Tbsp Government Butter
- 3 Eggs
- Dice and cook the slice of bacon until crispy.
- Mince the onion and sauté in the bacon fat.
- Add the flour to begin to make a sauce and add water as needed.
- Add the shredded government cheese. (Govt cheese was a strange “animal”, it did weird things depending on how you cooked it.)
- In the pot (because my sister only had one skillet), melt the pats of government butter.
- Beat the 3 eggs in a bowl, add to butter and scramble.
- Plate a serving of eggs with the cheese sauce on top.
- Enjoy the smile on the kids faces as they enjoy something OTHER THAN government cereal or government grits.
- For Lunch Same ingredients, MINUS the scrambled eggs, ADD a baked potato for each child. Fluff the baked potatoes, layer the cheese sauce in the potatoes, and sprinkle some dehydrated chives on top for aesthetics. LOL