## Wednesday, March 14, 2012

### Pi Day

Let your nerd flag fly high kids because today is Pi Day!!

π (sometimes written pi) is a mathematical constant that is the ratio of any Euclidean[1] circle's circumference to its diameterπ is approximately equal to 3.14. Many formulae in mathematics, science, and engineering involve π, which makes it one of the most important mathematical constants.[2] For instance, the area of a circle is equal to π times the square of the radius of the circle. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pi)

And because we are proud nerds in this family March 14th, or 3/14, or 3.14 is the day we eat pie!

For our main course I busted out a Steak and Mushroom Guinness pie. this is also a nod to The Eagle and Child, where I had my first steak pie when I was at Oxford, and was also Tolkein and Lewis' old haunt.

I got fancy and carved a π into the puff pastry. Unfortunately because of how soupy the filling was it didn't puff the way it was supposed to. No worries it still tasted amazing!
And you can't celebrate properly with out desert so I made a delicious chocolate pie! I baked up a crust, made some delicious pudding and topped it with cool whip and chocolate shavings!!

ETA (thanks Angi)

#### 1 comment:

1. awww i love the pies. and T is so cute!