Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday Brunch

I belong to Tribal Blogs, a fun, dynamic, supportive collective of bloggers. Started by Jen of Red Head Ranting, it is a relaxed and friendly group. And they have great blogs. Most Saturday evenings a bunch of us meet online and chat about anything and everything. The exchange is fast and furious, almost always very funny. Last night someone likened it to being in a noisy bar, having to work hard to keep up because you are only catching half the conversations, the words come with such velocity. Remember, we’re bloggers: writers who need a lot of attention. lol

Some people can’t do Saturday evening for one reason of another. One of our group, Thomas at 101 Things in 1001 Days, had the brilliant idea of doing a brunch chat, but also adding a tutorial for making an egg/cheese pie by doing a live feed over his blog. I joined in this morning and was able to visit with my fellow bloggers while we made a yummy brunch main course.

Here is the recipe and pictures I took along the way:

1 16 ounce roll of breakfast sausage
1 package of ready made roll out pie crusts
6 eggs
1 tablespoon minced chives (optional)
1 15 ounce package of ricotta cheese
Salt and pepper

Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees.

Kiss your granddaughter good morning (optional).

Have a mimosa (optional).

In a frying pan, cook the sausage until is crumbled and browned.

Line a 9 inch pie plate with one of the pie crusts. Drain the grease and evenly spread the cooked sausage in the pie pan.

Break the eggs one by one into the pie plate without breaking the yolks, five around the perimeter and one in the center.

Sprinkle with chives, salt and pepper. Spoon ricotta cheese over the eggs.

Cover with the second pie crust and pinch the edges to seal.

Make a few slits in the top of the crust to allow steam to escape. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes and allow to rest for approximately 5 minutes before slicing. Serve hot.


Easy peasy and it is delicious! Thank you Thomas and all my friends at Tribal Blogs, especially Jen who is the amazing driving force behind the whole thing.

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Boom Boom Larew said...

Dang! I KNEW I should have gotten up for brunch! But I was too hung over from the Slumber Party.

Rachele said...

First of all, your pictures rock and your eggs are perfectly placed :) I must've missed using the whole container of cheese. That's a LOT of cheese. I can't wait to make this for some friends in the next week. I think mimosas will be a must. Great hanging out with you.

Marie said...

Boom Boom - we missed you!! It was fun and the pie was DELICIOUS!

Rachele - It is always great hanging out with you too! :) Thanks for the compliments on my pics, usually I am the world's worst photographer. This recipe was soooo easy! It is a lot cheese, it's a lot of everything, but it turns out delicious and it is very filling. No one will go away hungry. This a great recipe for company.

Thomas said...

YAY! So glad it worked out for you. Actually...I don't use an entire package of ricotta, but if it's extra super good that way, maybe I'll start!

So glad you were able to join us! It was super fun because you were right there alongside me (virtually, of course) making your own pie!

Jane Turley said...

Is that a traditional American recipe Marie? I've never heard of anything quite like it! Can't quite get my head around Eggs, cheese and sausage together in a pie! Mind you, I don't do recipe books, so perhaps that's no surprise:))

Marie said...

Thomas- it was fun! Thanks so much for a great recipe. :) Oh, and I am pretty embarrassed that I was greedy enough to use the whole package of ricotta without question, but it turned out perfect and delicious.

Jane - no, its not a traditional recipe that I know of, but the combination is delicious. It is probably one of the easiest things I ever made, you don't even have to beat the eggs! And the yolks bake to a hard boiled consistency, so it is really different. Everyone in my house polished it right off.

Stop by and check it out! We would love to have you as a member.

junebug said...

I'm going to have to try this sometime. Looking yummy!

Marie said...

Junebug, you will love it! Thanks for stopping by!