More simple food to feed a family

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  1. maryb

    maryb

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    Had milk leftover from making potato soup so I decided to make a bacon, onion, cheddar, egg pie for supper. This is scaled down for 2 hearty meals and can easily be scaled to feed a crowd(I used to make this for deer camp when we had 20+ to feed in the cabin).

    12 oz bacon, cut in bite size pieces and fried until crisp. Reserve the fat

    4 eggs

    cup or so of milk

    4oz grated cheddar

    Bisquick or other biscuit mix

    1/2 medium onion grated

    S&P to taste, I used 1 teaspoon salt and a LOT of black pepper

    Preheat oven to 375f. Beat the eggs then add the milk and mix in. Add Bisquick until it is like a thin pancake batter, if you get it to thick just add a little more milk. Add the onions and 2/3 the cheese and mix well. Pour a tablespoon or so of the bacon fat into the baking dish, add the fried bacon, then pour the batter mix over the top. Sprinkle the other 1/3 of the cheese on top and bake until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

    This is not a meal I make often, it is very filling and also a LOT of calories!


    Yes this is on my best paper plate! I was lazy and not doing dishes tonight!

     
  2. koukouvagia

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    Love it, very hearty.
     
  3. mike9

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    Snowing like a banshee today and that looks delicious for this weather.  Sounds perfect for pot luck - Thanks MaryB  /img/vbsmilies/smilies/thumb.gif  

    The spanakopita I made yesterday is easy too and dare I say it?  Bacon could be added for an extra "kick it up a notch".  
     
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  4. pete

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    12 oz. of bacon to feed 2 people?  That's my kind of cooking!!!!! /img/vbsmilies/smilies/eek.gif/img/vbsmilies/smilies/licklips.gif
     
  5. koukouvagia

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    I'll pretend I didn't hear that /img/vbsmilies/smilies/lookaround.gif
     
  6. maryb

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    Bacon is a food group!
     
  7. mike9

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    You're going to secretly try that . . . I know you will . . . and I won't tell.    /img/vbsmilies/smilies/lol.gif    /img/vbsmilies/smilies/chef.gif  
     
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    It's also the proven "Gateway Meat" for vegetarians who trickle back to the "dark side".
     
  9. koukouvagia

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    Haha! This reminds me of a conversation I had with my mother once when I was a kid. I said "when I grow up I'm going to put pepperoni in the pasticchio" to which my mother said "no you won't, you'll make it this way." She was right, I never did ever from the traditional not do I ever want to.

    No judgments though! I'm not a stickler for authentic anything. I think bacon works with everything!