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March 14, 2009

happy pi(e) day

Filed under: food/groceries,Spain — ilivetolearn @ 2:49 pm

When we lived in Madrid, Evan’s math teacher announced that March 14th was Pie Day (3.14…pi…get it?) and Evan prevailed upon me to make an apple pie for him to take to school. So I did. This year I read in the NY Times that January 23rd is National Pie Day, decreed so by (who else?) the American Pie Council. They clearly didn’t consult mathematicians when choosing the date in 1986. Maybe they picked 1.23 to illustrate the saying “easy as pie.” Their main event, though, the Great American Pie Festival, including the National Pie Championships (yes, a bake-off) takes place in late April in the aptly named Celebration, Florida. If past winning entries are any indication, there will be recipes to avoid (Peanut Butter-n-Strawberry Explosion Pie) as well as a few to try.

Today I’m on pie-day hiatus. The girls are on spring vacation, the boys are out of the country, and no hungry math teachers have wheedled me into baking.


1 Comment »

  1. Hi Nance,
    I can’t believe you are into fusion plastic–what next? Since I’ve become a cross-word puzzzle junkie this year, I’m glad to hear of your obsession. We try to solve it at lunch but only seem to get Mon and Tues. NYT puzzles. Sounds like all are well as are we. Love, Ellen

    Comment by Ellen — March 17, 2009 @ 8:32 pm | Reply

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