Non Dairy Zucchini Pie Recipe

Hubby can't eat dairy. We have had to modify lots of recipes over the years. My mom always made zucchini pies when we had an abundance of zucchini. We were always willing to eat it and all of its wonderful cheesy goodness. We have tried it many ways and this is the version that Hubby loves. I hope you enjoy it. 
3 cups diced, unpeeled zucchini 1 large onion diced 1/4 cup Go Veggie Parmesan topping 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 cup Bisquick 3 eggs beaten 1 teaspoon parsley 1/2 jalapeno minced salt and pepper to taste
Combine all the ingredients together. Spray a 9 inch pie plate and pour in. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until lightly browned. 
*If you want it with dairy add 1/4 cup regular Parmesan cheese and 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese. I usually make 2, 1 dairy, 1 non dairy. It always gets eaten.

My Frugal List: Week of May 14. 2018

It was a super busy week. Good thing it rained 5 days or I would have wanted to be outside when I had other things that needed to get done. On Monday I went to my sister's house to help her clean it out. She listed it for sale so time to get rid of things she no longer needs or wants. She treated me to lunch for helping her. The above coffee set was a gift she received many years ago. She only used it once as it takes 30 minutes to make a pot and is complicated. She is one person and just uses a pod machine instead. My son however LOVES coffee and was interested in it. She really didn't want to donate it but was happy to let us have it. My son used it the next day and we refrigerated the rest of the coffee. He has used it the rest of the week making himself iced coffees. It was fun it watch it work. It is all about balance. We received lots of goodies from my sister. I also gave away some items to friends that I know could use them. I also dropped a load off to our Church outr…

Friday Freebies.

Let see what I got free this week. Well, I haven't had to water anything since it has rained all week. My water bill will love that. Since it was raining on Monday and I didn't have to work, I offered to help my sister clean out her house. She is leaving Long Island and bought herself a house on the water. We got a lot cleaned out. First we worked on the garage. She gave me several items some which are brand new. I will be able to use them all. I also arranged for a friend's son to take her extension ladder. We don't need one. He just bought a house and doesn't have one so it worked out well. 

She gave me 2 of these ottomans. Always good to have extra seats when lots of teenagers are over. 

These are cigar boxes. I put my essential oils in one. My son claimed one for his room. I'm sure I will find something to do with the other 2.

She gave me 4 more pocketbooks. Youngest daughter claimed 2 right away. They both have a serious pocketbook addiction. These 2 will be …

Adding to my Pantry

Ibotta put the Oreo rebate back in my offers, so I ran while they were still on sale. They were on sale for $1.99 a pack. I will get $3 back for buying 3. That makes them 99¢ a piece. Both chocolates were clearance and so was the hot sauce. The bananas were 35¢ and I had a 25¢ rebate. The tomato was 78¢ and I had a 25¢ rebate. The chips were on sale 2 for $4. I also got a 25¢ rebate for any item. 

Total at Stop & Shop was $14.69. I will get $3.75 back from Ibotta. 

I did a trip to BJ's. Sorry I forgot to take a picture. I got a 2 pack of soy milk, a 3 pack of bacon, cheddar cheese, potatoes, whipped cream, chocolate syrup and milk. My total was $41.63

My son brought home lots of goodies. 

I was given some gifts that are pantry items.

I made more taco seasoning with items I had in my pantry.

The kale is going crazy. I have picked a bunch more. Every other day I seem to be picking more. I have about 8 baggies in my freezer now. 

My total spending for the week was $56.32.  I was …

Good Bye Braces, Good Bye Debt

My youngest daughter is getting her braces off today. She is very excited. Hubby and I are too, but for different reasons. Her getting braces was our first real test to pay cash instead of going into debt. We almost failed.  She had braces put on in January of 2016. We had gone to the dentist in September of 2015 and they said it was time for braces. She is my 3rd child and now she would be my 3rd to have gotten braces. I had done this before.  So I called our Orthodontist to set up a consult. Mid  October we were going to go in.

The night before her appointment I had a realization. We were following Dave Ramsey's plan. We were getting out of debt and not taking on more. How were we going to pay for the braces? We had a $1,000 emergency fund but this wasn't a true emergency. How were we going to do this? My heart started racing and I started to get nauseous.  I hadn't thought about how we were going to pay for them. Our insurance covers nothing on braces. What were we goi…

My Frugal List: Week of May 6, 2018

Happy Belated Mother's Day. I hope everyone had a wonderful day with your loved ones. I got to see my mom, dad and 2 sisters on Saturday for an early Mother's Day. My sister made a wonderful dinner and wouldn't let my mom or I do anything. It is nice to be spoiled. I brought lots of bread and bagels for my parents ans sisters since my son has been closing at work more often. Might as well share all of the goodies. My little sister brought me my birthday present since I won't see her for it. She got me a Panera gift card and wet walnuts, 2 things I will use happily.  We did our normal swap. I got coupons, jars, a dog food that was a freebie, 2 pocketbooks and some tide pods that my sister got for pennies.  They live out of state so we always have things collected for each other. 

On Sunday I was treated to homemade waffles with bacon. They were yummy. YD did all of the dishes on Sunday for me. Hubby ordered heroes for dinner and then we went to see Avengers Infinity War …

Homemade Taco Seasoning.

2 Tablespoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon paprika
1 Tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons sea salt (I am on a salt free diet so I omit this)

Shake it together well. I store mine in an old jam jar. I add a Tablespoon to a pound of ground meat to make tacos. I add a teaspoon to my home fries for some kick. We have used it in chicken and beef fajitas. Enjoy!