This recipe is essentially deviled eggs served on bacon and smothered in gravy. My arteries just hardened a bit.
If you were working hard all day on the farm in sub-zero weather, though, I could see where this would fill in all the nooks and crannies!
I would probably pair this with black coffee or tea.
Note: Cullis is a strong meat broth, or drippings from dressed meat.
Source: Art of Cookery, by John Mollard. 1808.