Today is March 14 (3.14) also known around the world as Pi Day; no, not pie, 3.1415926535....Π. It is the holy high day for us math nerds; back in college every year there was a Pi Contest to see who could memorize the most digits of Pi. First place received $314.15, second place, $31.41 and third place...wait for it...a pie, and bragging rights. Yeah, I know.
Of course, if you want to be technical, it should be called Pi Approximation Day, since it's an irrational number which means it never terminates or repeats itself. Currently, the verified world holder for memorized digits of Pi is over 67,000, but computers have calculated Pi to over 1 trillion digits past the decimal. Sorry...I drifted...
So of course in the spirit of Pi, today it's all pie, all the time! Watch out cupcakes, pies may be the big sweet on the block!
First up, my version of Bakerella's famous pie pops
minus the sticks...plus powered sugar. So I guess that makes them...pie bites??
I used a can of Lucky Leaf
's blueberry pie filling and refrigerated pie crust. You know I can't make anything from scratch. I thought it would be fun to package them in a little box and embellish with a stamp from Michael's.
If you live in the Seattle area, check out some of our pie spots that I featured on my Today's Mama post
A fun recipe and free download for from Twig & Thistle
Pi Day DIY Pie In A Jar recipe from Green Wedding Shoes
Pretty pies with flags from Tara Guérard Soirée
Lamb shank pie
from What Katie Ate.
How's this for a 1st Birthday from EAD Living
Do you know what kind of pie you are? Lucky Leaf has put together an easy formula... I'm definitely a Cherry girl! Check out their Easy As Pie Facebook page
for lots of great tips and tricks for making the perfect pie.
Speaking of Lucky Leaf, we can't forget my Sweetheart Ginger Spice Apple Pie
? Some handmade touches, mostly storebought pieces, all taste.