I grew up not having much money. Like, hardly at all. It was my mom, my brother and myself. Mom got creative with dinner and made meals that were good then but thinking about them now makes me gag. Have you ever eaten any of these disgusting combinations? 

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"Tawsha! Ryan! Dinner is ready!" - Mom. I would set my Barbies aside and my brother would choose just one toy to keep in his hand the whole way through the meal. We would sit down at the table in front of a plate with this soupy, lumpy gravy poured over two pieces of toast. Mom called it "Hamburger gravy on toast." It's technically called "S**t on a Shingle".

Wanna know how to make it? I know I'm not the only one who ate this because whenever I bring it up, at least one person tells me they ate the same thing.

Hamburger Gravy on Toast Recipe:


  • 1lb ground beef
  • 3/4 - 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tbl flour
  • 1/2-3/4 Tbl salt
  • 1/8 Tsp pepper
  • toast


  1. Brown ground beef in skillet. Drain.
  2. Add milk and heat to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to simmer and add flour slowly until thick.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste (I like more pepper than salt)
  5. Serve over toast
  6. Think of me and my poor childhood


Here's what gross concoctions you've eaten - according to comments on Facebook.

Stephanie Haliford - My brother would microwave the Kraft American cheese slices. We called them cheese crackers and I still crave them to this day.

Jocelynn Silva - I used to make myself mustard and pickle sandwiches. Just 2 slices of bread, a buttload of mustard and a ton of pickles. I mean a ton.

Rachel Wilder - My mom did brown sugar and peanut butter sandwiches. My grandma made margarine and tuna sandwiches. So disgusting!!

Bobbi Jo Brewer - Shredded cheese melted on either crackers or chips. Also poppyseed  dressing on my quesadillas.

Tim Hillebrant - Oreos and spray cheese. Peanut butter and mustard on a cracker. Sweetened tobacco sauce on popcorn.

Brandy Martinez - Snow with vanilla extract, cereal with water, and toast with tons of butter and sugar/cinnamon.

Jessica Mills - Peanut butter, jelly, honey and butter sandwiches. Yes, all four in one sandwich. I didn't want to leave anyone out.

Hannah Weron - Kinda similar... as a kid my sister and I would spread ketchup and mustard on white bread. We'd add lettuce if we were getting fancy.

Candice Johnson - I had Miracle Whip and tomato sandwiches, ketchup sandwiches and peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwiches.

Erin Snyder - Bread with butter, peanut butter, honey and chocolate sprinkles.

Missa Andrews - Mashed potatoes with ketchup. Ice cream with ketchup. Bread with Miracle Whip. Bread with just sugar. Bread with frosting. Peanut butter spoon dipped in sugar. Cream of Wheat cooked to be lumpy.

Josh Buchta - Butter and sugar on white bread. Also, Miracle Whip is one of the nastiest things ever.

Kimberly Melgoza - My husband and oldest daughter hate both mayo and Miracle Whip. They use sour cream but I prefer Miracle Whip.

Melissa Jangula - My brother and I used to dip sliced cheddar cheese in ketchup. Nasty.

AJ Haworth - My mom would kick us 4 kids outside with a baggie of sugar and half a lemon each. If we were thirsty, we used the hose.

Chelsea Malvich - Mustard sandwiches. My favorite sandwiches when growing up was pickle and peanut butter and of course PB and J.

Megan and Chris Giesen - Peanut butter and Oreo with pickle juice over the top of them.

Ruth Ventura - Mustard and cheese sandwiches.

Dawn Marie - My friend used to eat Miracle Whip on crackers.

Samantha Reavis - Sweet pickles dipped in ketchup.

Elpidia Allen - It was all about the pickle sandwiches. I was a professional at making them.