Wednesday, November 08, 2006

No need to go to Red Lobster

Cheese-Garlic Biscuits
Betty Crocker Reduced-Fat Bisquick Copyright 2000

2 cups Reduced-Fat Bisquick
2/3 cup fat-free milk
½ cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (2 ounces)
2 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1. Heat oven to 45 degrees.
2. Stir Bisquick, milk and cheese until soft dough forms. Drop dough by 9 spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Stir together margarine and garlic powder; brush over warm biscuits.

Makes 9 biscuits. Per biscuit: 130 cal, 5 g fat, 0 mg chol, 370 mg sodium, 18 g carbs, 4 g protein

You gotta love the biscuits at Red Lobster. But you can save yourself time, money and calories by whipping up this lighter version at home. They're just as yummy and a snap to make.

I've had this pamphlet-style cookbook for years. I think it came with a box of Reduced-Fat Bisquick. I've been passing it over for quite some time, since it's small and easy to miss but I picked it up last week and thought, gosh, this has some good recipes in it. This one is somewhat pedestrian and honestly, one I used to make quite often, but it's still worth blogging about since maybe I'm not the only person who forgot how good and easy this recipe is.

A Blast From the Past: Cavatappi with Pepperoni from January 2006. I think I might make this soon, using Dreamfields or whole wheat pasta. I need fast meals between now and Thanksgiving.

Question of the Day: How often to do you go out to eat?


Anonymous said...

What we call 'biscuits' you call 'cookies' so are your biscuits like our scones? Kind of bread-like but more dense? I always thought biscuits were hard and couldn't work out how you could pour gravy over them but this picture makes more sense.

Oh, to answer your question - we hardly ever go out to eat. Two kids with early bedtimes and no available babysitters make staying at home a much better proposition. Also eating out is really expensive in this town so it's a very special treat for all of us.

Unknown said...

I very rarely go out to eat. I'd just rather make my own food. But it's always fun to go out with friends or family. These biscuits look good. I'm having friends over for dinner tonight and we're having fish...maybe these will make an appearance (only if I decide to buy the Bisquick).

DancesInGarden said...

I have never seen reduced-fat bisquick here, I'll have to take a look. DD adores those biscuits at Red Lobster. She adores everything there, in fact.

We eat out more than she should and more than we can afford health and money wise. Especially considering I love to cook and get increasingly ticked off at the quality of restaurant food. But DH and DD don't share my tastes and I don't cook the convenience packets the way they like ;).

Hoping to change this soon, but it's an ongoing battle.

Anonymous said...

Not often enough, that's for sure!


Heather said...

I love red lobster biscuts, I am going to have to make these.
We go out to eat way too much. We generally go out both weekend nights and I might go out for lunch once or twice during the week. It is just the two of us so we can go cheap, and sometimes I am just to tired to cook and I often wonder is it any better to cook at home if you are having a frozen pizza? I don't know.

Anonymous said...

I love those biscuits at Red Lobster! I will definitely be getting back to you on these!

We live in the country (SW PA) so we don't venture into Pittsburgh much with all the kids,we mainly just stick to home and I cook for the boys and dh.

Anonymous said...

nice story