Scholars and nerds across the planet know that Pi, (or π, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter) is 3.14159. It is only fitting that on 3-14-15 (tomorrow!) at 9 a.m., should be a cause for celebration.
After all, what a wondrous world we live in, where the formula for our simplest geometric shape creates a number that goes on forever and ever without repeating?
Our household will be celebrating this magical place with pie. If I’m awake in time, it will be pie for breakfast. I urge you to do the same.
In honor of the occasion, here are some of my favorite pie recipes:
- Rhubarb pie – If you’re not making the crust from scratch, it takes less than five minutes to throw this beauty together. And ooooh, it tastes so good.
- Apple pie – Such a classic. This one includes a recipe for a double crust. (This might be our choice for tomorrow; I have apples from last summer in the freezer.)
- Savory pie – If you don’t have a sweet tooth but you still have a hankering to celebrate, try this savory pie with corn, tomatoes and cheddar. NOM.
- Pumpkin pie – Another classic. I love pumpkin so much, I don’t care that it’s not fall when I eat it.
For those of you who wish to get really fancy with it, here are some instructions to make a lattice pie crust (much easier than you think! I do it often, just to impress the socks off people). And if lattice sounds boring, here are 23 other ways to make your pie more beautiful. (Dude: “Fold edge under, use key for indentations”. BRILLIANT. I’m doing THAT with my apple pie tomorrow.)
And let’s all remember that our pie is in the shape of a circle. (How fitting!)
Happy (early) Pi Day!
Now tell me, what kind of pi(e) will YOU make?