Years ago, or 2, I owned a box of Bisquick.
Looking back, I guess I owe my family a huge apology.
While Bisquick is a busy mom's easy go-to meal, it's not the healthiest choice. I'm guessing that the Bisquick people are counting on the fact that mom is too busy to read anything but one of the recipes on the back of the box!
Now, you know I'm not going to leave you hanging, so take a looksie at the "ingredients".
Enriched flour bleached = chemically challenged used-to-be wheat flour
Partially hydrogenated soybean and/or cottonseed oil = quick to grow, GMO, rancid, trying to kill you fat
(And what does the and/or mean exactly~do they not remember which fat they used?)
Leavening (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate) =
1. Sodium aluminum phosphate is synthetically produced from aluminum, phosphoric acid and sodium hydroxide. = a recycled soda can and lye. Mmmmm...
2. Monocalcium phosphate is in fertilizer. So is chicken manure. Enough said.
Dextrose = a simple sugar. Key word, simple.
Salt = bleached and mass produced
An apology may not be enough.
I may need cold, hard cash.
The recipe that I used the most was the Impossible Taco Pie. Oh my, how we loved that pie. But if you need comforting meds to comfort your tummy after eating a comfort meal, it's probably not a comfort meal after all.
In honor of the Impossible Taco Pie of years past, my daughters and I came up with a new taco pie.
Minus the aluminum can and the fertilizer.
2 lbs. ground beef
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 (1.25 oz.) package taco seasoning (or 2 Tb. homemade)
1 (4 oz.) can green chilies, diced
1 cup milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, Monterey jack, colby jack, or pepper jack)
Garnish: diced tomatoes, sour cream, diced avocado, sliced olives, shredded lettuce
In cast iron skillet, brown the meat on medium heat. Add onions just before meat is done and cook for a couple of minutes. Drain.
Add green chilies. Combine beef mixture with taco mix. Spread into a greased (with butter) 10-inch pie plate.
Beat milk, eggs, and baking mix until smooth.
Pour over beef mixture.
Bake, uncovered, in a preheated 400F. oven for 35 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and bake another 8 minutes, or until golden brown.
Now is the fun part. Put the garnishes on the table and let everyone dress up their serving with their favorite taco "stuff".
Nothing impossible about that!
(As you can see from the pictures, our garnishes were rather slim. That's what happens when the mud slides over the highway!)