Yep, I remember it well. Goodweed - one of my favorite foods growing up was creamed peas - Birdseye made them with chopped up potatoes in the cream sauce too. I wish I could find those!!!
My mom made this minus the eggs and curry too - the curry sounds really good though - just a tad for flavor. She also used to put peas in it and of course, we'd have it over toast - sliced on the diagonal - heaven forbid she sliced it straight down the middle (not in triangles) and you'd think the was beating us with all the screaming going on - boy, she never did THAT again!!!
Dried beef is most definately still around!! Right with the potted meats, canned tuna and chicken.
"Count yourself...you ain't so many" - quote from Buck's Daddy