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Mar 12, 2010 09:20 AM

Sunday is Pi(e) Day - what are you making?

3/14 is coming this weekend. I'm thinking Chicken Pot Pie. The Ides of March, 3/15, is the birthday of my uber-diva dog; it's a pie I could share with her and her two.greymates.

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  1. With a tree full of will be lemon meringue for sure!

    (i have two greyhounds as well... while they wont' be eating pie with us, they did celebrate the older dog's 14th birthday last week with a halibut steak)

    1. Oooh I'm so excited. Maybe lemon meringue since I've got so many lemons.. but it's supposed to pour all day so that's out.

      or maybe a tollhouse pie for a dinner party dessert Monday night.

      1. I have some leftover pie dough that will make a small single-crust pie. I, too, have been craving lemon meringue, but because of the forecast of monsoons all weekend I'm now planning a first-ever coconut cream pie.

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        1. re: Allstonian

          And the coconut cream pie is now chilling and awaiting a final topping of whipped cream. Based on generous tastes of the filling (there was a little too much for the size of the pie dish!) I'm very pleased with the results.

        2. Pie day?? Who knew??

          I too have a bunch of lemons to use. I might try a lemon meringue but I am intimidated by the meringue - have never made that before.

          I have been craving a chocolate pie, so maybe that'll be on the menu. Pie day . . .Pie day

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          1. re: JerryMe

            "pi day" because pi is 3.141579 etc., - the infinite number when the circumference of a circle is divided by the diameter. Hubby the Geek told me this, and he's in the process of memorizing it out to 100 digits. Yawn. I'm making him an interactive pi and entering it into a pie contest: a big rectangular 5-berry pie with 100 pastry numbers stacked next to it so he can lay them out on top - it'll be pretty, if he doesn't screw up the sequence.

            1. re: Claudette

              Here's a photo of my pi pie. Those darned little cookie cutters will be the death of me!

              1. re: Claudette

                You rule! I have a tendency to choose really picky projects like that, too. Nice work!

                1. re: kattyeyes

                  Kattyeyes - I'm going to tell my hubby about you! He thinks I'm the only one in the world who would spend hours doing such a thing, so I'm glad to know there's another picky project soul out there. (The crust and filling only took half an hour to make, but those 100 digits took another hour to cut out!)

                  1. re: Claudette

                    Good luck with the contest! I hope you win--and that you report back when you do! Happy Pi Day!

                    1. re: kattyeyes

                      I think they'll announce the winner tomorrow ($314). Here's the link - they put my pie up on top!

                      1. re: Claudette

                        I'm rootin' for ya, girlfriend! Wish we could vote!

                        1. re: kattyeyes

                          Thanks, kattyeyes and wineos! They announced the winner this afternoon (voting was open the last few days) and my pie won by 4% of the votes. I'm donating the $3.1416 to the Red Cross for Haiti Relief. The stories about the orphans there broke my heart. Thanks for your support!


                          1. re: Claudette

                            Kudos for your win, and even more, on your kind heart!

                            1. re: Claudette

                              Clap, clap, clap for Claudette! Nicely done. :)

                  2. re: Claudette

                    Claudette, I just love your pie! I hope you win!

              2. hmmm Pie Day? I don't know yet, but something. ;)