Monday, June 23, 2014

Incompetence in the kitchen doesn't daunt me

I made a casserole this morning. Here was the original recipe:

Zucchini Onion Pie Recipe
3 eggs
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3 cups sliced zucchini
1 cup biscuit/baking mix
1 small onion, chopped

In a large bowl, whisk the first seven ingredients. Stir in the zucchini, baking mix and onion. Pour into a greased 9-in. deep-dish pie plate. Bake at 350° for 25-35 minutes or until lightly browned. Yield: 6 servings.

I didn't have zucchini but I had yellow squash to use up.

I didn't have 3 cups of squash though, so I substituted broccoli to make up the difference.

I didn't have garlic.

I didn't have parsley.

I didn't have canola oil, but I did have vegetable oil.

I had parmesan cheese but not quite 1 cup. I added pimento-cheddar cheese I needed to use up to make the difference.

I didn't have biscuit/baking mix but I had pancake mix ("Just add water!") so I used that.

I forgot the eggs.

I made so many substantive changes that I don't think I can quite call what came out as "Zucchini Onion Pie," but it sure was tasty!

Original recipe pie
Massively Changed Pie


Anonymous said...

That is hilarious! You should call your cooking posts, "Improv in the Kitchen with Elizabeth". Glad it turned out so delicious.


Anonymous said...

Ooo, is that a sun beam I see in the header. I love those :)

Elizabeth Prata said...

thanks Carolyn! Anonymous, it is a sun dog! Cool, huh! It was accompanied by two halos, one on one side of the sun and another with its own sun dog on the other.

I saw it while on recess duty, and I ran to get my camera. They were so low, and so big that I had to lie down on the ground and shoot up. Even at that, I could only get one halo in the photo at a time.

All the kids were laughing and amazed, yelling, "Mrs Prata! Why are you on the ground!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Elizbeth, anon beat me to it - I love your new header! I also like the blue font for your titles of each blog post.


Anonymous said...

Sun Dog thats what I meant to say, lol. If you google image them the images you get are quite beautiful.

I cant remember, im so horrible lol, but I asked God if He could allow me to see one in my life time. I live in N. Carolina and have never seen one. I also heard that they most often occur in cold weather. With the latest winter being extremely cold i was able to see a few. :) Thank God!