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Pi Day

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Once a week or so, I'll go to Wikipedia and put in today's date and click over to the dates of the upcoming week, just to see what holidays are being celebrated around the world. Today is Pi Day. Why? Because today is March 14th (3.14). Um, yeah. I know...

Ordinarily I'm not sure I would do anything for Pi Day, but then I remembered that when Av was in elementary school, he for some reason memorized the first fifty or sixty or so (I'm not sure, but a *bunch*) digits of pi. He *still* remembers them. Then a while back, his mom saw a 'pi plate' (in a pic below) - and no kidding, she bought it and gave it to us. Well, this was the *perfect* opportunity to use it.

Av had a board meeting to attend tonight, so I decided to surprise him with one of his favorite pies - Pawleys Island Pie, which I change up just a little bit from the original. He had no idea about Pi Day, but sure did like coming home to a house that smelled like a giant pie, even over in the garage!

Ingredients:
pie crust, baked and ready for filling (I use a deep dish pie crust)
1/2 c. all-purpose flour (I use White Lily)
1 c. white sugar
2 large eggs
8 tbsp. butter at room temperature (you can melt it in the microwave & cool it if you like)
a little salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. semisweet chocolate chips
1 c. peanut butter chips
1 c. pecan pieces

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 325*
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, salt, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and pecans.
In your Kitchenaid, mix together the butter and eggs, then add the vanilla. Slowly (and with the beater going at its slowest speed) add the dry mixture of the flour/sugar/chips/pecans/etc.

Take a spoon and put your mixture into the pie crust (be sure to put the pie crust on a baking sheet lined with foil - this pie is sometimes bad to run over if you get it the teensiest bit overfilled).

Bake it at 325* for about an hour (I used a deep-dish pie crust. If you use a shallow pie crust, your time will likely be more like 45-50 minutes).

All set - I had a teeny slice and it was sooo yummy.

(This is so geeky, but.....) Happy Pi Day!!


Pawleys Island Pie for Pi Day!

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