Luckily in my current purge mode I have relocated a couple of things that had been misplaced. One was an old bound book for recording recipes. (Anyone but me old enough to remember when we hand wrote them?) I got it before we married and started jotting recipes in it and continued until the older sons were in school. After that I started cooking differently since I had guy mouths and bellies to fill and it required more substantial fodder. I had forgotten completely about the lovely cherry cakes, and mandelbrot I used to make, and will make them again, but I also found a recipe I made often when we were first married, still in school, and broke. Eureka! It called for eggs and milk. I had both and needed to use the milk as badly as I did the eggs.
Impossible Bacon and Cheese Pie
1 cup Bisquick*
2 cups milk
8 slices crisp, bacon crumbled
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 cup grated cheddar
pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon salt (I used none because the bacon is salted)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Mix the eggs, milk, pepper and salt with a wire whisk until well blended. Stir in the Bisquick and whisk until smooth. Grease a 9 inch pie pan, sprinkle the bacon, onions and cheese on the bottom of the pan. (Supposedly the order matters, but I am not sure) Put the pan on a cookie sheet and pour the liquid mixture evenly over the ingredients in the pan. bake in the center of the oven in the middle of the rack for about 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool for about 5 minutes, slice and serve. I would love to say I served it with a salad and a nice pinot gris, but I was home alone and ate it off a paper plate with a glass of water while watching Outlander on demand. (I put a slice on a saucer for the photo op only).
Ok this was really good and I had forgotten how simple it is to make. My nephew and his wife will be in town this weekend and are stopping by Sunday morning for breakfast. I am going to make a ham, cheese and asparagus version of this to have then. I am wondering now why I never make this anymore?
I have tons of leftovers, so I wrapped them in individual slices in parchment paper then put them all in a freezer bag for freezer storage. This should be a pretty decent lunch spread out over a couple of weeks.
* Homemade Bisquick
1 cup flour
1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon shortening (Crisco)
Mix the dry ingredients and cut the shortening (I use butter instead) in using a pastry blender or 2 knives. Thanks to my old Home Ec teacher. Do they even still teach that?