SOS WHITE SAUCE RECIPE
U.S. Military GI White Sauce Recipe
SOS "Same ole' Stuff ," "Slop on Shingle,"
"Slush on Shingle," S _ _ _ on Shingle."
1 lb ground hamburger
1 stick margarine or butter
1/2 cup flour
1/8 teaspoon mace powder
1/2 cup diced onion, fried until soft
3 chicken bouillon cubes, crushed
1/2 quart whole milk (1 pint)
1/2 quart water
Pepper to taste
Dried cold toast
Pan fry the hamburger mashing fine until all pink is gone and lightly browned, then transfer it to a bowl. Place margarine or butter in a large fry pan and fry onions until soft. Reduce heat and stir in flour and brown. Add bouillon, mace or nutmeg, water and milk and stir well to dissolve bouillon and flour. Add the fried hamburger. Using a medium heat, stir until it thickens. If too thick thin with water, if too thin add a little more flour. Simmer covered for 30 minutes on low heat, stir often adding water as needed. Lastly, add plenty of pepper to taste and simmer a few minutes more. Spoon over dried cold toast.
After cooked you can brown it more by placing it in the oven at 200-F for 30 minutes or longer and keep it warm.
GI or G.I. is a term describing a member of the US armed forces or an item of their equipment. It may be used as an adjective or as a noun. The term is often thought to be an initial-ism of "Government Issue" but the origin of the term is in fact galvanized iron after the letters "GI" that used to denote equipment such as metal trash cans made from it in U.S. Army inventories and supply records. During World War I, US soldiers sardonically referred to incoming German artillery shells as "GI cans". During World War I it was somehow assumed that GI stood for Government Issue and the term was applied to all military equipment and the soldiers themselves. The term reached even farther use as its usage spread with the American troops during World War II.
A comparable nickname for a member of the British armed forces is "Tommy" or "Digger" in the Australian and New Zealand Armed forces.