The Marine Corps is part of the Navy, so food at Corps mess halls is Navy Chow. I had never heard of beans for breakfast, but that is a standard ‘historically’ established breakfast. So at least once a week Beans were served as the main course.
I had never heard of it, but they served potatoes for breakfast, “Can you believe that?” I asked mama.
To my surprise she had, they ate them during the depression.
Away from home I was introduced to French toast. I had never heard of it. Mama made what she called Egg toast, but as I later learned that was served when eggs were short, she mixed eggs with milk and soaked loaf bread in it and fried it. It was eaten like eggs no syrup applied.
Pancakes were rare at my house but I soon learned outside Belmont it was a standard staple.
Gravy was always good at home, but it was always as cream gravy or ‘red-eye’ ham gravy. ‘sopped’ with a biscuit. In the military I was introduced to SOS. That was ground beef or chipped beef in a cream gravy over toast. If girls were around it was interpreted to mean ‘Same Old Slop’, if just men were present it was ‘$hi- on a Shingle’.
My favorite drink for breakfast was milk, if I had coffee it had to be as my DI referred to it, sissy coffee (cream & sugar). And milk indicated you were still sucking mama’s teat! I still preferred milk, sometimes Chocolate, both were always available when you were ashore.
We have breakfast at Hardees at least once a week. They serve a good gravy and make a good biscuit. Not as good as mama’s but close.
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