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I am! I made my husband's family's Easter pie recipe but I did do a bit of
a screw up. I used Ditalini and I think I should have used Acini de Pepe.
These are savory pies. The idea is that you break your fast with a small
piece of this very rich pie then go visiting. Each family has their own
recipe so at each house, not only do you get to try the pie but they'll give
you a little one to take home. These pies may have crusts but husband's
family is Sicilian so they add pasta. Just a small amount of pasta to
lighten up an otherwise heavy dish. You could leave that out though.

I loosely followed this recipe:

I could not find any tuma so added some other Italian cheeses. I don't have
their (Bove's) actual recipe but do remember that it contained Parmesan and
also a little white pepper. I also do not remember layering this dish. I
believe it was all mixed together.

This would make for a very low carb dish if you left out the pasta but...
If it were me, I would add in some sort of vegetable to add lightness. And
it does make a ton! If you have access to a deli counter with Italian meats
and cheeses, you could buy small enough amounts to make just one pie. And
really, you can vary what you put in there. It's one of those things that's
never quite the same way twice. My husband's family tends to add whatever
they have in the house.

To round out this meal we are having Fritos Scoops with assorted dips, lots
of raw veggies, Annie's Sour Cream and Onion Bunny crackers, mixed nuts,
peanuts, pasta with Marinara and a small amount of mac and cheese for those
who don't like or can't eat red sauce. Also, grapes, strawberries and apple
slices. There are some really pretty cookies that I bought at Costco. They
are individually wrapped and looked like flowers. I don't expect that
anyone will really eat the cookies as we are not big on sweets but they were
super pretty and my mom is allergic to real flowers so I thought they would
make a nice decoration.

My mom is getting ready to move into a 55 and up apartment very soon. She
had put in her name on the waiting list but something became available right
away. So... This rather puts a crimp how we would normally do a meal.
Knowing that she would be moving to a place that supplies her meals (she
will have a small kitchen), she got rid of most of her kitchen stuff. So I
am having to supply everything.

I am glad we have a Dollar Tree nearby! I was able to get Easter serving
pieces, plates and other things there so I don't have to lug too many things
from home.

I realize that not everyone here celebrates Easter and our family (husband
excepted) really only celebrates Spring and bunnies and flowers and stuff
like that as we aren't really religious. But it is a good excuse to get the
family together. Because we can't seem to do that very often any more.


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I realize that not everyone here celebrates Easter and our family (husband
excepted) really only celebrates Spring and bunnies and flowers and stuff
like that as we aren't really religious. But it is a good excuse to get
the family together. Because we can't seem to do that very often any
more.


I'm one who celebrates Easter, when I was a kid it was a favorite because we
girls always got a pretty dress and patent leather shoes for Easter
Services. The boys got nice slacks, white shirts, and boy shoes. We usually
had lamb and ham with lots of good side dishes. My grandmother always lived
with us, so she made lots of fun stuff for us. This year, we're having ham,
lamb, and several side dishes. DIL will bring dessert and since they are
pretty much low carb too it will be something that all of us can enjoy.
Happy Easter to everyone who celebrates it. I'm sure your family will
appreciate the Easter Pies.



Cheri

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"Julie Bove" wrote in message
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I realize that not everyone here celebrates Easter and our family
(husband excepted) really only celebrates Spring and bunnies and flowers
and stuff like that as we aren't really religious. But it is a good
excuse to get the family together. Because we can't seem to do that very
often any more.


I'm one who celebrates Easter, when I was a kid it was a favorite because
we girls always got a pretty dress and patent leather shoes for Easter
Services. The boys got nice slacks, white shirts, and boy shoes. We
usually had lamb and ham with lots of good side dishes. My grandmother
always lived with us, so she made lots of fun stuff for us. This year,
we're having ham, lamb, and several side dishes. DIL will bring dessert
and since they are pretty much low carb too it will be something that all
of us can enjoy. Happy Easter to everyone who celebrates it. I'm sure your
family will appreciate the Easter Pies.


I always got the dress too. And usually white shoes, a new purse, hat,
gloves and perhaps some jewelry. My mom always had me wear bracelets and
necklaces but I wasn't allowed to pierce my ears until I was 16.

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On 4/18/2014 7:28 PM, Julie Bove wrote:
I am!

I'm fixin to make the DH some matzoh brei :-)

Happy Easter to all who celebrate


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On 4/18/2014 7:28 PM, Julie Bove wrote:
I am!

I'm fixin to make the DH some matzoh brei :-)

Happy Easter to all who celebrate


Thanks!



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"Janet Wilder" wrote in message
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On 4/18/2014 7:28 PM, Julie Bove wrote:
I am!

I'm fixin to make the DH some matzoh brei :-)

Happy Easter to all who celebrate


Same to you Janet. I hope your leg is better.

Cheri

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On 4/19/2014 2:05 PM, Cheri wrote:

"Janet Wilder" wrote in message
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On 4/18/2014 7:28 PM, Julie Bove wrote:
I am!

I'm fixin to make the DH some matzoh brei :-)

Happy Easter to all who celebrate


Same to you Janet. I hope your leg is better.

Cheri


Thanks, Cheri. I start PT next week and can take off the immobilizer.

I'm still cooking on one leg. :-)

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"Janet Wilder" wrote in message
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On 4/19/2014 2:05 PM, Cheri wrote:

"Janet Wilder" wrote in message
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On 4/18/2014 7:28 PM, Julie Bove wrote:
I am!
I'm fixin to make the DH some matzoh brei :-)

Happy Easter to all who celebrate


Same to you Janet. I hope your leg is better.

Cheri


Thanks, Cheri. I start PT next week and can take off the immobilizer.

I'm still cooking on one leg. :-)


That's good to hear. :-)

Cheri



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