So I realized that the last three posts have all been about chicken. Time to turn to something else. Like BREAKFAST. I found a great homemade recipe for making your own Bisquick mix which I think is a little cheaper and also, I just like the fact I can make it myself (did I just say that?)!
We bought a belgian waffle maker over the summer and it has been a nice treat for my guys. This pic is from one Saturday in July where I topped them with whip cream and fresh strawberries. YUM! (And actually, if I remember right, these weren’t for breakfast – I ate these for dinner one night when both my guys were gone! They are one of those foods you can eat at any time! Though maybe not all the time, if you want to be nice to your waist line.)
|Homemade Bisquick Mix||
- 6 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 cup vegetable shortening
- Sift flour, baking powder and salt three times into a large bowl.
- Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
- Store mixture in airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 months.
- Use whenever your recipe calls for “Bisquick mix”.
Now, for the waffles… since we have a small family, I use just a cup of the “bisquick” mix, 2/3 milk (roughly speaking – you want it smooth enough that it’ll spread and not so thick that your square waffles look like warped waffles. Trust me, I speak what I know), a tablespoon of vegetable oil, and an egg. For us, this makes about six waffles. If you’d like the full recipe, check out what Betty Crocker has to say about it.