Tuesday, March 14, 2017

National Pi Day

Today is National Pi Day - did you know that?

My husband brought home a pie recipe along with an article from a Costco magazine... talking about pi and someone decided to make 3/14 National Pi Day, celebrating of course, with pie - according to Judith Fertig who wrote the article, "Celebrate National Pi Day with, what else? Pie!"

Since I'm the pie lady of the family, my hubby thought this one would be tasty - Cherry Berry Berry Pie - adapted from Sweetie-licious Pies: Eat Pie, Love Life by Linda Hundt and Clarissa Westmeyer.
I'll be trying this one out for - what else? National Pi Day!

I recently baked a pie for my Aunt Lee honoring her 93rd birthday. Her two favorite pies are Lemon Meringue and Coconut Cream. I made her Lemon Meringue another year, so this year - Coconut Cream, only it wasn't Coconut Cream, it was French Coconut Pie. I was searching for an easy pie to make as Coconut Cream was more labor intensive than I had time for. I worried: new recipe and simple, but it was a Paula Deen recipe and having been successful with her recipes before, I thought, why not?

According to those who ate the French Coconut Pie, it was delicious. (A bit of a bummer I don't eat processed sugar/flour anymore - and well, pie certainly falls into that category. But I'd much rather do without than have the issues I had when eating sugar/flour.) I have to admit, I came real close to cheating... not with eating pie, but with buying a pre-made frozen pie crust. Then I said, "Oh Lynn, come one, don't be so lazy... you're already making a simple pie." Making your own crust is really easy-peasy and for me, the crust can make the pie - in my humble pie opinion.

I have a class at my church this evening where my fellow classmates will be treated to a pie... not sure which kind I'm going to make, and tomorrow night is my writing critique group, where we will be celebrating (with pie) Sioux's story that was selected to be read at the Listen To Your Mother show. YAY Sioux! You can purchase tickets to the show... I'll be attending as Sioux's story is hilarious (part of the perks of being in the critique group). And yes, for those of you who I yammered on and on about auditioning for the show, well, I didn't make it. But I'm super excited for Sioux! Every time I think about her story, I giggle.

Giggling is good. Pie is good too (if it's made well and you can eat it).

Giggle with Pie!

And as Sioux would say, inquiring minds want to know - what's your favorite pie?  According to the above mentioned article, apple is the all time favorite.

Oh, my favorite is, um, was cherry, but made with red tart pitted cherries, not that canned cherry pie filling. Here's a recipe that I blogged about on another blog I used to do: Lynn, What's for Dessert?


  1. I'm waiting for the nurse and it is noon and I am hungry. Pie talk made it worse, ha, ha. I had a piece of pie in Branson years ago I have never found again. It was sour cream raisin but not with meringue. It had what I think was a whipped cream and cream cheese top. So delicious!!!!!

  2. My favorite pie is peach. But I never turn down any pie!

  3. Well, I'm not much of a pie eater, to tell the truth. I love cobblers, though---apple and peach being my faves. If I HAVE to choose a pie, then I'll say apple, warmed up with a big scoop of cinnamon ice cream. :)

  4. I had forgotten about Pi Day, and when I saw your title yesterday, I dashed off a text wishing both my sons and my best ol' ex-teaching buddy Mabel a Happy Pi Day. The boys had Mabel for their upper level math classes, and she always handed out Little Debbie Oatmeal Pies to the entire student body on Pi Day.

    I'm not much of a pie eater, because I don't really enjoy the crust. If I had to pick a pie, I'd choose coconut cream, or maybe chocolate. Nothing fruity for me. I might accidentally ingest some vitamins or fiber.

  5. Sorry to hear you didn't make Listen to Your Mother, but oh, does that French Coconut ever sound good! I was invited to a Pi Day party last year and was always sorry I didn't go. Sounded like a slice of delight!

  6. Lemon meringue is my favorite, but I wouldn't turn down coconut cream, banana cream or chocolate either. And cherry is my favorite cobbler, heated then topped with a scoop of vanilla.

  7. I have so many favorites, I couldn't narrow it down. Why oh why, wasn't I born with an aversion to sugar?



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