Wednesday, September 19, 2012

What's Cookin' Wednesday!

Today only...2 pie plates...1 supper and 1 dessert...both equal deliciously yummy!!!!

First for supper.  Bisquick is this mama's best friend.  If you have never experienced a good old fashioned sausage ball, you are truly missing out.  But Bisquick is more than just for making pancakes and sausage balls, there are a lot of ideas for quick suppers also.  I like to use the low-fat Bisquick, but this works with either.  This is my take on the Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger pie recipe...

3/4 lb. lean hamburger
1/2 cup black beans
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic
1/4 cup frozen diced onions

1/2 cup Bisquick
1/2 cup Egg Product or 2 eggs
1 cup skim milk

1 1/2 cups of favorite shredded cheese - I like to use a blended cheese like Pizza or Mexican blend

Brown the hamburger and drain off fat.  Add the beans, salt, garlic and spread in a greased pie dish.  I take the onions and only sprinkle over one half.  You can double the onions and put in the whole dish if desired or leave out completely.  My girls don't like the onions, so if your kiddos are like mine leave it out for their portion.  (Make sure you put a toothpick or something to tell which half the onions are in.)  In a seperate bowl whisk together Bisquick, milk and eggs.  Pour over hamburger mixture.  Then top with cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes or until browned on top and set inside.

You can use a full pound of hamburger and leave out the beans.  My family just likes black beans and it helps me stretch our hamburger when I add the beans to this and taco recipes.  Also, another tip, I always brown several pounds of hamburger at one time.  I then divide up the ready to use hamburger and freeze.  It is ready for soups, sauces, chili, tacos, or of course hamburger pie on a busy night!


Now for dessert!!!

My oldest daughter had "Apple Day" at her school last week.  She did a lot of fun and educational things involving apples.  That evening we were inspired to create our own Apple dessert.  What we came up with turned out much better than expected!!!!

3 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp white sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 medium granny smith apples - peeled and sliced thin
1 can of 8 ct. cinnamon rolls

We unrolled all but one of the cinnamon rolls and pressed five in a spiral shape around the bottom of greased pie plate.  We pressed the one whole cinnamon roll in the middle.  We browned the butter, sugars, cinnamon and apples in a saute pan for about 5 minutes or until the apples were beginning to get tender and the sugars had become caramelly (and no that is not a word but it is a good description!)  We poured the apples over the "crust" and then made a little lattice design with the 2 remaining rolls.  We baked for about 25 minutes on 350.  After removing from oven we drizzled with the icing.  MMMMMMM!!!!!  So good...especially with a little ice cream.  Perfect for fall!

I hope you enjoy!


Today's Verse
"Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it."  1 Thess 5:24

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