Shh… don't tell anyone I'm poor. They all think I'm living frugal and green just like everyone these days. This is a blog about a senior citizen living a frugal life, on a fixed income, in a low income food desert, and passing along knowledge from lessons learned. Some she learned from her Grandma Mama many years ago and some learned only a few days ago.
This past food bank day I rode with a neighbor who had planned to go that day. The line wasn’t too terribly long. I guess many people stayed home because of the heat. The heat index was about 103 that day.
One of the items we got was zucchini. My neighbor doesn’t like zucchini so I took them. I’m not sure what I can do with so much zucchini before they go bad but I’ll figure something out.
Then I remembered that I could make a zucchini pie that tastes just like apple pie. Its a very old recipe. I got busy and cut up enough to make 8 cups for one pie recipe. These were very small so no seeding was necessary.
I put them into a pan to cook with nothing but a slight sprinkle of salt and a tablespoon of lemon juice. Cook just until translucent.
I made a double pie crust. Which I haven’t done in ages. I’m so out of practice. I’m gonna have to change that real soon. I forgot to take pictures. But the pie turned out good.
Ladybug tested it first. I told her it was still hot but she insisted so I gave her a fork which she stuck through the hole to get some apples. Mmm….. Na Na, this is good! I like your apple pie. Then my neighbor came to the door and blew it. He asked if the zucchini pie was done yet. NA NA! You lied to me but I like your pie anyway.
I gave the neighbor a couple of slices and let Ladybug have a slice. She ate that and asked for more. She didn’t even notice it was made with Splenda baking sugar. Neither did my neighbor. I ate a small piece myself. So if you make one of these for yourself, just be sure you don’t tell anyone its zucchini. They’ll never know. Use any favorite apple pie recipe substituting the zucchini for the apples.