hile I usually post on Sundays, today is Pi Day. And we’re not talking just any Pi Day but the ULTIMATE Pi Day. When that comes along, you drop absolutely everything – to-do lists, blog posts schedules, home repairs – and you celebrate like pie is going out of style. (Which it’s not. Because pie is delicious. But you know what I mean.)
My always-informed mother alerted me to this noteworthy occasion a few days ago. I’m sure many of you are aware that March 14th is Pi Day since it’s numerical version is 3-14. Since we are currently in the year 2015, though, the date is 3-14-15. And when you take pi out to four decimal points, it’s 3.1415. But wait! There’s more! At 9:26:53 it gets even better – because then we can take pi out to NINE decimal points. 3.141592653. If you missed cheering this morning, you can always do it tonight! Let’s all scream pi out to as many decimals as we can as loudly as we can, yeah?
This is a big deal. They’re making t-shirts about this! They’re having parades! (Okay, I made that up – but they should have parades about this.)
This will not happen for another 100 years when it’s 2115. GO LIVE IT UP, PEOPLE!!!
For our little Miami celebration, I made one of our all-time favorite recipes: lemon icebox pie. We first tasted this southern delicacy at our favorite New Orleans restaurant (Cafe Degas) and have been hooked ever since.
If YOU would like to make a pie to celebrate, I’d highly recommend this lemony treat. If you buy the pre-made graham cracker crust, it honestly takes all of 15-20 minutes to pull together. This recipe on Epicurious is perfection.
Go do some math! Go eat some pie! Go do math AS you eat pie! Or you can just eat and shout out random numbers. That’s what Bobby and I will be doing.
See you on Monday, math whizzes!
Grace, this is an ultimate post! Wish I could taste some of those little pies of yours. Yum.
Thanks for alerting me to ultimate pie day so I was able to prep for it, Mom!
Grace, I love the pie you chose to celebrate the day! I can taste the lemony confection all the way up here in NC! xoxo Gini
YES, it was so lemony and delicious! Bobby cut up some strawberries last night to go along with it and it made it even BETTER, which I didn’t know was possible!
Oh my! That pie looks delicious! (And such a good, cute-looking portion too!)
I’m afraid my pi day came and went without any pie (or appreciation for the number pi either, as I failed to remember it was 3/14 until too late)! However, I am appreciating the significance now in retrospect, thanks to your post. :)
Don’t worry, we ate plenty of pie to make up for you! (Did you ever have lemon icebox pie in New Orleans?)
No, I sadly did not! Or not that I recall…my mother was never all that into baking (aside from birthday cakes, which she always does a marvelous job with).
Good to learn about them from you!
I’ll make one for you next time we’re in the same spot. :) Deal?
This might be the first time I’m seeing the blog on a computer, and it looks WONDERFUL! Great job, Grace and Stephen!
That pie looks yummy! I wish we could have a pie swap sometime.
Yay, thanks Leah! Glad you finally got to see it as the computer format. A pie swap sounds heavenly, let’s plan on it someday…