Food and Drink

Emergency Rations

or, what to fix for dinner when you decided to take a walk in the woods with husband, daughter and dogs instead of making lasagna…

Get out some pretzels to eat while thinking.

Consider making Bisquick Easy Cheeseburger Pie, ground turkey version. Read date on Ground turkey package. Reconsider. Wonder when in the world it was you bought that ground turkey? Wasn’t it just the other day? Apparently not.

Regroup. Surf Internet for adaptable, easy recipes that will bake in time for son to leave for meeting at high school about next year’s Junior Journey.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

12 eggs (easily acquired at 7-11 on the way home from the woods)
1 cup milk (still had enough in the fridge, but good thing you bought more at 7-11 anyway, since someone will surely want it at breakfast)
1 and 1/4 cups Bisquick (yes, I know, it’s not exactly whole grains, but we’re in trouble here)
a smidgen of salt, pepper, garlic powder
2 cups of shredded cheese (in this case a four cheese Mexican mix)

Beat eggs, then add milk and seasonings.
Whisk in Bisquick.
Wish you had sifted it, because it all looks frightfully lumpy.
Get out hand mixer, but hurry, because you’re on a deadline.
Spread cheese in bottom of non-stick 9X13 pan.
Pour egg mixture over cheese.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until set.

Serve with salsa or as is (or, if you must, get out the ketchup, but I wish you wouldn’t, honey).

Realize you’re not all that hungry yourself, because you ate those pretzels.

And there you have it: Easy Bisquick Pseudoffle!

If the kids don’t like it, be not afraid. Your dogs will be eager to take care of it.

11 thoughts on “Emergency Rations”

  1. Cheese+eggs+put salsa on it; what’s not to like??
    Tonight’s dinner preparations at our place: Cook fettucine. Drain fettucine. Dump the rest of leftover jar of pesto on it. Eat.

  2. hold the ketchup and my family will be over …. not sure what bisquick is
    but great you went walking with PL and the dogs. That beats dinner any day in my book.
    blessings 😀

  3. I too wonder about Biskquick….should I have some lurking at the back of my cupboard for crises, of were the eggs and cheese almost sufficient unto themselves, with the magic addition of salsa?

  4. Bisquick is the American miracle food! ‘Tis baking mix with all the stuff in it already…flour, soda, salt…
    Are you ready to join the Bisquick club? Do you need recipes for Impossible Bisquick Pies? Staples of my youth, they were…
    Go here! And enjoy. Whole grains, you can eat ’em tomorrow, when it’s not so darn cold and LATE for dinner.

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