Saturday, April 3, 2010

Nonna's Easter Meat Pie

Mom and I made Nonna's recipe for Easter meat pie today. Some people call it pizza gain but we never did. We have been making it for years and we're always trying to make ours taste better than Nonna's ( Nonna was mom's Italian grandmother who has since passed) but this will NEVER happen! Nonna's always was and always will be the BEST!

I"m the official taste tester! Mitch is outside helping dad in the workshop and he's missing out!We start with the crust - the worst part! Mom hates making crusts because they never seem to cooperate!
We mixed together 2 cups of flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt and 1 teaspoon of sugar.
We mixed together 1/2 cup of oil and 1/4 cup of milk and poured it over the top of the flour, salt and sugar mixture and stirred it all together and formed a ball. Nonna suggests that you put down a sheet of waxed paper, put your crust ball on top of the waxed paper and then put another sheet of waxed paper over the top and then roll out the crust. This method makes rolling a crust almost bearable!Next is dicing all the meats as tiny as you want them to be:
We used 20 small ham slices, prosciutto and genoa salami. And then we diced up the basket cheese!

In a small bowl beat 7 eggs, 1 pound of ricotta, 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste.

Don't forget that I can have ricotta mom! It's on this kidney girl's diet, ya know!Now you pour the egg-ricotta mixture over the top of all of the diced meats and basket cheese and gently fold them in together. Pour this into your crust.
You're supposed to have a lattice crust to make the meat pie pretty but dumdum mom used it all on the bottom. OOPS!Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 1 1/2 hours until the top is golden brown. yummmmm
And look what Uncle Phil brought mom and dad~
Munson's Chocolates!
You'll be sharing some of those with us too, right mom?
What do you mean NO? Where is your Easter spirit?!
You all know that Scruffs is happening over at Eric Square Dog's bloggie, right? He and Miss Enid need your votes so please head over and cast your votes! It's lots of fun!

Happy Easter to all of our friends!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch


Sue said...

That looks yummy, guys. I hope the Easter bunny remembers to leave some chocolate eggs at our house for Mom. She loves chocolate, but she never shares. We don't even bother to beg anymore.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom is drooling like anything all ovFUR my laptop!

Easter Meat Pie AND chokholates!

Seriously, Mom says all of those things in the pie are like on her favourite foods lists!

Thanks fur sharing them!

PeeEssWoo: We voted fur yesterday's Scruffs post and are heading to today's NOW!

Gus said...

mmmmm....yummy. that looks scrumptious. It is gonna be kibble at our house, but at least we know you guys are eating well.


Sunshade said...

Your mom is the bestest cook!!!! Maybe mum will attempt the meat pie NEXT Easter.....LOL!

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

The Army of Four said...

I am drooling over that Easter Meat Pie.... and mom is drooling over the chocolates!
Play bows,

scotsmad said...

We hope you got a little taste of the pie. Looks yummy!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

BRUTUS said...

So much yummy food there! Something tells me there are going to be lots of walkies required to burn off all those calories!!

Happy Easter Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

Anonymous said...

That looks scrumpdelish!! Would you send me some? Just address it to Mayzie the Brindle Dog, Collie-rado, USA, okay?

Oh, and my mom wants to know what basket cheese is. I told her that it's cheese you puts in a basket but she thinks there might be more to it than that.

Wiggles & Wags,

Ludo van Doggy said...

That sure looks delish!
Usually Mum has a go at your recipes but she a stoopid vegetarian so we casnot do this one.
~lickies, Ludo

Noah the Airedale said...

Its great to keep the Easter traditions alive. D is hopeless. Her mum used to decorate eggs with different dyes for Easter but D has never done that.
The Easter pie looks lovely.
Hope you are all having a great Easter.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Twix said...

Meat pie? I've never heard of such a thing but OMD it sounds wonderful! I mean, seriously, meat in a pie? Goodness, I'm drooling on Momma's keyboard. Hope I don't get into trouble for that. I guess she will understand cause I bet she will be drooling over that chocolate!
Happy Easter!

Raising Addie said...

Home made pizza AND chocolate! You guys are soooooooooo lucky!

To bad pups can't try chocolate. It looks sooooooooo yummy!

We hope you have a wonderful Easter!

Lots of luv & kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Bocci said...

Hi Maggie and Maggie's Mom (who's no dumdum, I'm sure:-)
That pie looks so yummy-who cares where the crust goes when you've got ham, salami, and cheese...we're all swooning here!
And did I hear you say you were planning to ship some of those candies to Ohio????

Have a wonderful Easter!

Your buddy,

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh o can only wish that the easter bunny will bring me a nice piece of that scrumptious looking pie.
I hope you get some chocolate
Have a nice Easter

Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie!
My mom is drooling looking at your Easter Meat Pie!
I am sure it was delicious!
Thanks for sharing it!
Kisses and hugs


Hi Maggie and Mitch,

Thank you for sharing your Nona's Easter Meat Pie. That's the most delicious thing we ever seen!

Hope you have a very happy Easter!

Riley and Star.

Teddy Bear said...

YUMMY x 1000. Happy Easter, Maggie and Mitch!:)

Teddy Bear

Persephone and Buster said...

oh my... the humomm is drooling! over the dark chocolate nut stuff... no no no.. never ever leave her alone w/dk.chocolate! you guys always have such neat food pics.. the meat pie looks wonderful...
happy sunny easter to you all..
theBUSTER, Ms.Blue & Ms.Persephone...

tula said...

Hey Maggie & Mitch,
i already left my bloggie to head over to your house for easter. i knew you'd have something delicious.. meats & cheese & then chocolates. all my favs:) knock knock knock.. i'm here! let me in ok?

wishing you a wonderful easter!



Hmm I don't think you guys live to far away.. I might just show up for a piece of that pie! Delicious!
Happy Easter

Sam said...

Hmmm.. It all looks so very yummy!


The Musketeers said...

mmm~ looks yummilicous ! :D
Happy Easter Day ! ;)

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Wishing you a Hoppity Easter that is eggs-tra special☺

violett said...

Verry yummy! :D
Thank you for the mad prescription. I try that out. Happy Eastern!
Violett and Mishka

Ina in Alaska said...

This post brought back lovely memories of my brother-in-law's mom, Angelina, originally from Calabria, who passed away this past Christmas holiday... I always called her Mama and she was a wonderful cook too.

Under Maggie's influence we have now added Flax Oil to our daily meals. Wishing all of you a wonderful and delicious meaty pie Easter Sunday... xoxo

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

That header of yours is's the rock as a model,Girl!!!

Oh...this post has made us sooooooooooooooo hungry!!

Between the ricotta and the chocolate, Mumsie's drooling as much as Mango...

We've voted at Scruffs...your Wheelies look totally adorable...



bbes tribe said...

Your Mom must be a good cook. We could almost smell & taste the meat pie here. UMMMMM chocolate - Mom loves that stuff.
Happy Easter
Ernie, Chica, Sasha


Yeh!! You got any of that meat pie left? Mommy's drooling over here.

It's raining today so I've been naping with my duck, he's belly is real soft life Mommy's. I stuck my tongue out at him and told him I was not a horse and he would have to leave if he wasn't nice to me.

The azeleas aren't mine...dang it!!
Happy Easter my friens.


Sierra Rose said...

Nice bunnie hats and yummy treats! Beam me up!
Happy Easter.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Samantha said...

Ohhhhh - what yumzers Easter goodies! And you got to have some of the pie? Lucky "bunnies"!!! Adore the topper photo of you two - you both sure know how to dress for the occasion(s) no matter what! Happy Easter to everybuddy there - so sorry we've been AWOL lately - so many issues, but back to a more normal schedule in about a week!
Big Hugs and Loves (and yes, we've been to Eric's - good luck!!!!!)


Thor said...

That looks so yummy!
Happy Easter!

Ruby and Penny said...

Happy Easter Maggie, Mitch & family
Easter pie & chocolate, yum.
Love Ruby & Penny
Pees - we voted.

doyle and mollie said...

oh that easter pie looks mighty fine to us happy easter to you all xxxx

Life With Dogs said...

Looks like all of the good nom noms were hanging out at your place this weekend! leftovers? ;)

Benny and Lily said...

who cares what its looks yum yum
Benny & Lily

Sally said...

OH - we like the holidays - we get special food too! That pie looks lovely! D wants those chocolates now!

Lots of licks
Sally and Paddy

Chow Chow said...

Happy Easter! The meat pie looks heavenly!

The OP Pack said...

Yummers - that Easter pie looks soo good. Bet it was tasty.

Mom said she forgot about Munson's chocolates, there was that store in South Windsor where we used to live - nice tasty memory.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Oskar said...

That looks awesome, but we wonder what is basket cheese??