We are finally, and I say “FINALLY!” moving this weekend. We put an offer an a rambler with a wonderful wooded acre a few months ago. The house was sold as part of an estate, and our offer put the loan on that house into a short sale situation. The dreaded words “short sale” are everything you’ve heard in the news. Add the estate piece to the mix and our purchase becomes a nightmare.
The nightmare is over and we are finally in our new home. I have a wonderful kitchen with lots of open space. My old kitchen was galley style and pretty small. It was a pretty kitchen, but not spacious by any stretch of the imagination, and definitely a one cook kitchen. Add another cook to the mix and we were bumping behinds.
Anyway, on to remodeling the new house, so it will be another month before we can move things in and settle down. I’m not complaining, but I admit you’ll be seeing some pretty interesting dishes while I work without a kitchen.
This easy Bisquick recipe was an attempt to use up items in the pantry so I wouldn’t have to move them. Colorful kale and mushrooms make a good meat-free meal. I thought I’d use up what was left of the baking mix in the pantry and bake my kale and mushrooms into colorful squares topped with the dregs of the Parmesan cheese left in the frig.
Probably not the most exciting dish I’ve made recently, but you have to give me points for creativity!
(New camera- still learning how to shoot those close-ups.)
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ½ tablespoon rosemary, minced
- 2 large egg white
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2/3 cup light Bisquick
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cups mushroom , large and thickly sliced
- 2 cups kale, chopped
- ¼ cup chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon rosemary, minced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Combine Bisquick, 1 tablespoon garlic, 1/2 tbs rosemary, egg whites, and water in a small bowl.
- Spray 8x8 glass baking dish with cooking spray and spread Bisquick mix on the bottom of the baking dish.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat with olive oil. Add mushrooms and saute for 4 - 5 minutes until tender and push aside.
- Add 1/4 cup chicken broth, kale, 1 tablespoon rosemary and 1 clove garlic for 2 minutes until wilted.
- Top Bisquick with kale and mushrooms.
- Sprinkle the top with shaved parmesan cheese and bake for 15 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Cut into 9 squares.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Kale is very high in vitamins K, A, C, manganese and fiber. Vitamin A promotes vision and lung health. Vitamin C reduces the severity of inflammatory conditions such as asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Kale’s sulfur-containing phytonutrients can help prevent some cancers.
Mushrooms are super high in selenium, vitamin B2, copper, Vitamin B3, tryptophan, potassium, phosphorus and zinc. Mushrooms contain powerful phytonutrients that contribute to overall health, as well as protecting against certain cancers such as breast cancer. Selenium contributes to the proper function of our antioxidant system. Zinc promotes immune function. There is a list a mile long of the benefits of mushrooms. They should be an addition to any healthy eating plan.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 2.5 g
Total Carbs: 3.11g
Dietary Fiber: 1 g
Weight Watchers Points 2
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com.