March 14th, is celebrated in math classes across America for being numerically similar to the infamous numerical constant pi. For those who have forgotten, pi is an infinite decimal that is rounded up to 3.14 or 3.14159. While every March 14 (3.14) is Pi Day, this year is special because March 14, 2015 (3.1415) will bring us closer to than we’ve been to pi since 1915. So let’s celebrate!
I say you’re never too old to celebrate anything. Most of us live pretty average, mundane lives. Any excuse to make things more interesting or bring people together is wonderful in my opinion. Obviously, you can celebrate with the classic pie of any or every flavor, but if you want to make a meal to celebrate pi or keep the party going all day, what else can you make? Here’s some more interesting food options to try next Saturday to celebrate 3.14159
A pizza is great for parties and even better for Pi Day. I recommend Chicago Style since it’s more pie-like, but traditional pizza is still great. If you’re feeling festive with your traditional pizza, use your toppings to spell out why you’ve all gathered on this night: 3.14159, or simplify it with ∏.
Trying to stay healthy? You can still eat your pizza pie without dealing with greasy pizza dough. Zucchini Pies can be serves as either appetizers or the main course, so it’s perfect for any size party. Find the recipe here.
Chicken Pot Pie
Another wonderful entree idea is the chicken pot pie. While it doesn’t have same ability to feed a party like pizza does, it does have the word pie in the name, so points for that. If you want to feed a crowd with them, try the mini version. Get the recipe here.
Depending on the filling, quiche is wonderful for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. If you’re Pi Day party is more of a brunch than dinner event, make a quiche.
If you would like something a little more spicy, make a Frito pie. While I don’t have a recipe to point you to, there are literally dozens of Frito pie options with different spices and flavors.
Mini Shepherd’s Pie
Okay, I have a slight obsession with making things in muffin tins. It’s so much easier than making the actual thing though! Mini Shepherd’s Pie is another item that can either be a snack or the main course. Find the recipe here.
Rice Cake Pie
Are your guests vegan? Gluten-free? Trying to eat healthy? Serve these Rice cake pies. While they aren’t technically pies, they’re the perfect option for your health-conscious friends. Get the recipe here.
Pie Fries & Jam
Did you make a pie for your Pi Day dessert? Do you have leftover pie crust? Don’t throw it away! Use it to make Pie Fries! They’re cute, only take 15 minutes to make, and with only 3 ingredients you probably already have everything you’ll need in your kitchen. Like dipping your French fries in ketchup? Dip your Pie Fries in jam, pie filling, or fruity frosting. Find the recipe here.
Mini Lemon Meringue Pies
The best part about this recipe is that you make the filling in the microwave. The second best part about this recipe is that the tarts are store bought. Perfect if you don’t have time for all that baking or you’re just too lazy for the oven. You can even make this in your dorm room. Find the filling recipe here, and the lemon meringue pie recipe here.
It doesn’t matter if you’re having a big blowout bash next weekend or a small get together, you should never miss an opportunity to make things fun. Do you have any other recipes that celebrate 3.14159? Share them in the comments!
Stephanie. Cherry pie. 26 May. 2014. Online image. Flickr. 6 Mar. 2015. https://flic.kr/p/nL82TY