Growing up my dad used to buy those little packages of dried beef in the supermarket and make creamed chipped beef on toast or biscuits. It was one of my favorite meals. When I found local Amish dried beef I started making my own. But other than my immediate family, I don't know anyone who likes it. I've served it with great joy to friends on occasion but only later found out that they ate it just to be polite. I felt terrible (and slightly embarrased?). I use the recipe from the 1970's Joy of cooking, which suits me just fine, and serve on thick sliced toasted whole wheat or white. Does anyone else besides me have a fondness for this stuff?