This year, after being invited but unable to attend for the past couple of years, I finally got to go to my friend Jen's pi day party.
WHY HAVE I NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE.
This here is about 1/3 of the actual menu of different pies available. There was a full table of dinner pies--chicken pot pie, lamb shepherd's pie, spanakopita, clearly also some other kinds of pie--and a second full table of dessert pies. Check it out:
The whole "phone picture in a dark room" thing worked out about as well as I thought it would. That's ok! You can at least get an idea of the vast, munificent bounty. VAST.
In addition to the listings on the actual menu, there was custard pie with whipped cream, blueberry, key lime, and apple streusel. Actually, the apple streusel may be the vegan apple pie listed. There were so many that I'm not sure.
I hear that the strawberry lemon was the best, but really all of the pies were the best. PIE.
Also, see these tiles? See the grey ones that are all in lines of different heights? That is in fact a visual representation of the number pi on Jen & Rob's kitchen wall. You know they are taking both math and baked goods very seriously indeed if they had pi grouted into their wall. I'm just saying.
Note the bright purple KitchenAid. YES.
I had six kinds of pie and three glasses of red wine and was well satisfied with my lot in life. Chicken pot pie, spanakopita (which was SO GOOD and I really am kicking myself for not taking one for the road when Jen offered; clearly I am going to have to ask for the recipe), custard, cafe au lait (that's the towering one in the first pic), chocolate, and this cherry vanilla lattice-top.
Thank you to Jen & Rob for a lovely party!
What kind of pie did you bake (or, like me, just eat) this pi day?