Easter is a toss-up holiday in my family and where we spend it depends on who asks us first! If we go to my sister’s, we have a baked ham and other goodies as well as an Easter Egg hunt, even if the kids are all in their teens. They still love it. Sometimes the neighborhood kids will join in as well and it’s a blast. We give the little ones a head start so they can grab the eggs off the lawn.
If we go to my husband’s family, it’s Italian fare with an assortment of traditional goodies, like a delicious egg bread that has colored whole eggs baked into it.
What kinds of things do you do for Easter?
Here’s a recipe for one of the traditional Italian things that I’ve made when I go to my in-laws for Easter. Speaking of in-laws, here’s a picture of the Scordato and Yervasi crew at my sister-in-law’s wedding (doesn’t she look great?). That handsome devil all the way to the right and in front is my hubby.
1 lb. Italian sausage, casing removed
1-1/2 cups Ricotta Cheese
1 cup (4 oz.) Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
3 oz. prosciutto, chopped
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
PREHEAT oven to 375°F. Roll 1/2 of the pastry to 11-inch circle on lightly floured surface. Line 9-inch pie plate with pastry allowing 1/2-inch overhang. Pierce pastry shell with fork.
BROWN sausage; drain. Mix ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, eggs and Parmesan cheese in large bowl. Stir in sausage, prosciutto and parsley. Spoon into crust. Roll remaining pastry to 12-inch circle. Place over filling; seal and flute edge. Cut several slits to permit steam to escape.
BAKE 1 hour or until center is set and crust is browned. Let stand 15 min. before serving. Serve hot or cold.
I can’t take credit for the above recipe, though. It’s from kraftfoods.com. If you haven’t visited this site, please do so. The site has got great recipes, a healthy living section and you can sign up to receive coupons and a great quarterly magazine that’s packed with recipes and other tips.