Saturday, August 01, 2009

Pie & Cake, Cake & Pie!

I've just pulled an Italian sausage & spinach pie from the oven to cool while I wake my sleeping beauty from her nap. I'll serve it with either salad or some beautiful green beans we picked up at the farmer's market this morning and I baked a chocolate cake yesterday that we'll have for dessert with Breyer's vanilla ice cream.

Italian Sausage & Spinach Pie
1 lb. Italian sausage
2 large scallions, thinly sliced
1 large mushroom, finely chopped
10 oz. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
12 oz. grated Swiss cheese
4 oz. grated sharp cheddar
A good grating of nutmeg
1/2 tsp. each salt & pepper
1 tsp. sage
1 tbsp. milk
9" pie shell
Brown & drain sausage. Set aside. Saute scallions and mushroom for a few minutes in the sausage fat. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix spinach, cheeses, sausage, scallions, mushroom, milk. Prebake pie shell 5 minutes. Add filling. Put on baking sheet and bake 20-25 minutes. Serves 8, but could also be done in tiny pastry shells for an appetizer.
The cake recipe can be found at:

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