Friday, August 13, 2010

Bisquick substitute & recipes

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Here is a recipe for homemade Bisquick®.

Our mom gave me this recipe I don't know how long ago--probably when I first got married and then I've come across it again in this really OLD (published 1978) book called "Make-a-Mix Cookery" by Karine Eliason, which I happened to find and purchase at some thrift store a couple years ago.

In the book they call it Quick Mix

8 1/2 c. All-purpose flour
1 Tbs. Baking powder
1 Tbs. Salt
2 tsp. Cream of Tartar
1 tsp. Baking soda
1 1/2 c. Instant nonfat dry milk
2 1/4 c. Vegetable shortening

In a large bowl, sift together all dry ingredients. Blend well. With pastry blender, cut in shortening until evenly distributed. Mixture will resemble cornmeal in texture. Put in a large airtight container. Label. Store in a cool, dry place. Use within 10-12 weeks. Makes about 13 cups of Quick Mix.

Note: I don't use this amount in 10-12 weeks, so I store mine in a 5 qt. ice cream bucket in the freezer so that it will last longer.

A slightly different version of Bisquick® substitute called Master Mix found HERE.

One more HERE. There are apparently a number of different versions out there online. You can find the one that works best for you.

Here is a family recipe we use for an easy bacon and cheese quiche that uses Bisquick®. I'm sure it is based off of this recipe from Bisquick®. You can easily substitute the bacon for browned sausage, or cooked ham chunks. It is one of my kids' favs.

Copyright by Leslie & Emily

Thursday, August 12, 2010

More Soldier's Quilts

We boxed up more quilts today to send to Fort Hood for injured soldiers. We now have sent 71 finished quilts. We still have 13 or more tops yet to be quilted.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Photograph computer tricks

I LOVE what my daughter Briana did with this picture of herself!

Clouds in the sky

We had brief storms move through today. I caught a few pics of the clouds which were interesting.

These photos were taken yesterday evening. I love the way the sun rays peek out from the cloud. The sunset was awesome just about an hour or so after that.