Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Whip It Up: Recipe #3 (a second try at week 2) - Zucchini Pie

So I was so disappointed at the corn bread recipe I submitted for this week's Whip It Up Challenge that I decided I wanted to try again. J and I have new plan for weekly dinners. On Sunday I ask him to come up with a week's worth of meals he wants me to make and then I search for recipes on Monday and go shopping for the week. We did this to ease my stress on planning meals, varying our diets, and limiting the number of trips to the grocery store. So this week's menu was:
Today I made the zucchini pie - very easy, as most Bisquick recipes are. It also produced little dishes which makes me happy.


Here it is:

Ingredients

  • 3 cups diced zucchini
  • 4 beaten eggs (I used 1 Cup of egg beaters)
  • 1 cup Bisquick (I used the light and healthy kind)
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup grating cheese (I used mild cheddar - and thus this qualifies as a cheese recipe)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste

Procedure

  • mix ingredientspour into greased 9 inch pie pan bake 425 degrees for an hour

SEE HOW EASY! Gotta love it!

Recipe courtesy of my mother-in-law

Question time:
Was the recipe easy to follow? Super easy - how could I mess it up, it was only 3 steps

Did the dish taste good? It was pretty good...not amazing. It tasted better with green tabasco on it.

Would you ever make it again? We said we would although we would do some things differently. We might add a different cheese, maybe parmesean. We also would add more salt. And fnally I would consider adding some kind of meat, either bacon or ham. Just because I think the salt would be good for the meal (I also could cut out some of the oil I think if I did this).

And since I sometimes try to think about weight watchers I figured the points for 1/4 of this recipe - 8 pts - a bit high for no meat, but that's b/c of the oil.

Still looking for the recipe to match week one's awesomeness. Next week I am home in CT some there will probably some pics of dad making a recipe - does that count - you bettcha! He's a good cook who is always looking for new recipes.

3 comments:

Nic said...

There are probably tons of things you can do to spice up this dish. It's got a decent base. Have you ever tried the Bisquick Chicken Pot Pie? It's not bad and it's only about 4 points per serving.

RA said...

Ooh, sorry that this one wasn't a hit. I agree with Nic that it could probably be jazzed up pretty easily.

Did you like the lemon fusilli?

Workinonit said...

Try using sharp provolone. I use it in twice baked potatoes with some chives and sour cream. Its quite incredible.