I made progress toward four separate challenges from my list on Easter. I had a brunch. I had a party for a holiday. I had a barbeque. And I made an sausage and egg pie.
We did this last year, when our niece and nephew were here on Easter. We thought with kids around, maybe it'd be fun to have our other friends bring their kids, and then we could have an egg hunt! It was such a success last year, that we decided to do it again.
We had about six kids hunting for eggs. There were bagels and lox. I grilled some lamb (and steelhead trout, and portobello caps). And we enjoyed a beautiful spring day outside.
But don't forget about the pie!
Sausage egg pie is a terrific thing to make for Brunch. Basically, it's like a big sausage McMuffin, inside a pie crust. Here's how you do it.
Brown a pound of pork breakfast sausage, and drain it on some paper towels.
Take a prepared pie shell, put it in a pie plate, and get a top crust ready. I just use the pre-made pie crusts that come already rolled up.
Put the crumbled sausage in the bottom of the crust, and then crack a number of eggs around the sausage. Basically, you should make sure that the whites and yolks ooze between the sausage pieces. I've used anywhere from 5-8 eggs, depending on how big they are.
Then, spoon some ricotta cheese on top of the pie. Salt, pepper and sprinkle chopped chives on the top of that. Then, lay the top crust over it, crimp, vent and bake at 350 until the crust is golden brown.
What happens is that the eggs bake around the sausage, and the whole thing turns out to be really delicious. Try it the next time you have a brunch!