For the last several years my dear friend A. has been hosting a Pi(e) party on March 14th. She certainly knows how to throw a party and amongst our group of friends our pie/pi enthusiasm has grown immensely. A few photos from last night’s festivities.
A few years ago I bought a Pi-shaped cookie cutter, similar to this one, but this is the first year I actually decided to make Pi cookies. This is my first time making sugar cookies (I know!) and while the frosting is not near the mastery that RA turns out with so much ease, I am quite pleased with the turquoise color and my skills with a butter knife. My next batch I’m going to try the pipe and fill method, but I feel I need to work up to that kind of skill.
We had a LOT of pies. In fact, attendance has increased so much in the last few years we had to move to a conference room because A.’s charming apartment would no longer hold all of us and all our pie. We had two banquet tables full of pies! Marbled cheesecake and chocolate silk, banana cream and key lime, sour cream apple and Black Forest cherry, pecan pie and lemon curd pie. This was both incredible and, for me, a little bit torturous. Confession: I had a tiny slice of lemon and a few bites of some of the others, even though it was totally against my “no sugar no carb” goal. I don’t feel guilty about it one tiny bit. LOOK AT THAT TABLE! That was only HALF of our pie buffet! Also, yes, that cherry pie in the corner IS in a pi plate, similar (but quite expensive) one here.
In addition to at least a dozen sweet pies, we also had a couple other options. There were some pizza pies and a few kinds of quiche and I brought two different kinds of 7-layer Mexican Pie…which is basically 7-layer dip in a pie plate. I know, I know, it’s a bit of a stretch, but I knew I could eat 7-layer dip and most people appreciated a little savoryness to break up all that sweet. Both plates were scooped clean by the end of the night.
Me and my friends? We totally geek out about Pi day. A.,our incredible host and pie-maker extraordinaire, found a perfect “Circumference of Pi(e)” apron with all sorts of geeky equations on it (similar here). J-Mo donned a Super-Pi shirt, I found a Pi-rate T that I never ever want to give up, and D., has a fantastic Pi/Pie shirt. (Did you know the mirror image of 3.14 is PI.E? Awesome!!)
I can’t wait until next year!
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