I was introduced a few days ago to "Pi Day". I had never heard of it, but I sure like it! I'm a big fan of pie, so Pi Day just seems naturally likable. Pumpkin pie is my favorite. My family has a somewhat secret pumpkin pie recipe, affectionately known as "The Recipe", that is made by the dozen every Thanksgiving. This year was Dad's first experiment with "sugar-free" pumpkin pie, and it came out delightfully authentic.
I have never attempted to make The Recipe myself, preferring to eat food prepared by anyone else but me. In fact, I only have three dishes that I make that I actually like, though the preparation time makes them special-occasion meals only: Chili, Jambalaya, and my homemade pizza. None of these help my pie craving.
The wonderful young lady who writes the blog Flexible Dreams (a link for which you may find on the right-hand side of this page), recently posted a few pictures of her own pumpkin pies, made especially for Pi Day, which is what got me on this pie kick. Pi being approximately equal to 3.14, March 14 is Pi Day. And I have been craving it all day.
I attempted to alleviate this craving by attending a fundraiser with my daughter at our local Chuck E. Cheese restaurant. There really is nothing like going to Chuck's with 200 elementary-aged kids and their parents. Also, a "pizza pie" from Chuck just does not satisfy the pie craving. I don't think we can really even qualify Chuck's place as a restaurant. So I'm still searching for a way to alleviate my craving for pie.
So I've been digging around the pantry looking for something, anything, that I might be able to stuff into a couple of slices of bread, or even a tortilla, that may help me with my pie problem. I actually found a chicken pot pie kit, but no chicken. I found cans of mushrooms, black olives, peas & carrots, cream corn, pineapple slices (hmmmm....), spaghetti sauce, and tuna fish. None of these are really going to do it for me. So it looks like I'm going to have to go with something else entirely: a bowl of Frosted Mini-Wheats. Oh, well, I guess that's better than nothing. And I guess I could eat it out of a pie tin.
Happy Pi Day!
(Thanks for the inspiration, Amy!)