Tuesday, August 11, 2009

1970's The Impossible is Possible

These photos show the preparation progression and how each step looks. I am definitely not a food stylist-maybe my skills will improve.

During the mid 1970's Bisquick was found in everyone's kitchen. It was great for dumplings, shortcakes, or the famous Impossible pies. There was a taco pie, a cheeseburger pie, chicken pot pie etc. There were also sweet pies-coconut, cherry, pumpkin. The secret was you mixed up bisquick and poured it on top of your ingredients and it made its own crust. My family's favorite was the lasagna pie. I prepared it for the first time in 25 years last night and I must admit that it was yummy.

1/2 cup creamed cottage cheese-couldn't find creamed-used lowfat
1/4 cup parmesan cheese-I don't think fresh will work-use the kraft canned
1 lb ground beef or turkey
1/2 cup bell pepper chopped
1/2 cup onion chopped
2 teaspoon Italian seasonings
1 6 oz can tomato paste
2 cup mozzarella cheese
1 cup milk
2/3 cup Bisquick
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease 10 inch pie plate. Layer cottage cheese and Parmesan cheese in plate. Cook beef, pepper and onion in skillet. Salt and pepper to taste. Drain well. Mix beef, herb seasoning, paste and 1 cup mozzarella cheese; spoon on top. Beat milk, baking mix, eggs, salt and pepper 15 seconds in blender or with hand mixer. Pour into plate. Bake until knife inserted between center and edge comes out clean. 30 to 35 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese. 6servings

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