Ouiser here. Been a wee bit busy with work and whatnots, and for the next week or so I'll have Not Quite Hubby here at home due to medical reasons (bleh...medical reasons not the fact that he's here, although if he takes to ringing a bell or something we may have issues*lol*)
What this invariably means however is that due to new monetary constraints and belt tightening you'll be seeing a LOT of "Mommy on the Fly" articles which will usually coincide with Tuesday Night Noms.
Saturday Night. 8 p.m. I'd told NQH before I left for work that I was planning on making pizza that night when I got home. This is no big deal. Granted, my crusts tend to be lopsided, but what the hey, it's edible so nyeah! So I get home, start getting my stuff together and...
I look in the drawer where I usually keep it. No dice (yeast). Look in the pantry. Nope. Nada. No yeastie goodness to be found. Sad thing is, I just bought a three pack right before Christmas and DID NOT USE IT. So it's around here somewhere. Either that or the dust bats are using it to try and bulk up to overrun us (see Maidless Mondays)
What's a mommy to do? Pizza was promised and I MUST DELIVER.
I spy a box of Bisquik.
A thunk occurs. I scan the box and see a recipe for "Italian Pizza Bake". I can work with this. We'll overlook that I don't have half of what the actual recipe calls for...so I modify for what I DO have...
The Actual Recipe:
1/3 c bisquick
2 tbsp fat free egg product or one egg white
1 Tbsp water
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/4 c diced green or yellow pepper
1/4 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. cut up cooked chicken breast
1/2 c. canned diced tomatoes with italian herbs, drained
1/4 tsp italian seasoning
1/4 c. shredded reduced fat mozzarella cheese
heat oven to 400F. Spray 8x4 loaf pan, Stir bisquick mix, egg water and garlic powder, spread in pan.
cook pepper and onion in non stick skillet over medium high heet until onion is tender, stir in chicken, tomatoes and seasoning. heat until hot. Spoon over batter in pan. Sprinkle with cheese.
Bake 20-23 mins until golden brown.
Mommy on the Fly Modification:
2/3 c. Bisquick
2 egg whites
garlic powder to taste
2 Tbsp water
1lb found beef
chopped diced onion. as much as you like
1 can of diced tomatoes with green chiles
8 oz Mexican blend cheese (to start*lol*)
heat oven to 400 F
mix the bisquick, egg whites garlic powder and water together, spread in a 9x13 baking dish.
brown the ground beef with the onions, once it's done add in the can of tomatoes. spread mixture in baking dish on top of crust. throw the cheese on.
Bake 20-25 minutes until golden and bubbly. Throw on more cheese if you'd like.
Makes 4 servings.