It’s the two weeks before Pi Day (3/14, also celebrated as Einstein’s birthday by nerds around the world). I have a lovely Pi plate (courtesy of Grandpa Susie and Grandpa Bernie), as well as other pi-making accoutrements: pi baking dish with crust protector, glass pi baking dish, and a baking pan to make a set of 4 tartlets.
The goal had been to bake at least 3 pis a week for the 22 days (3.14 weeks) before the big day.
However, that’s not going to happen. A pipe burst in our kitchen and a-larger-than-R2D2-sized dehumidifier and its mini microban mate have been sucking the wet out of our subfloor until (hopefully) today. There were 4 more downstairs, but only 1 remains, in the wreck of the bathroom beneath the subfloor.
But I do have some baking plans for Pi Day that WILL NOT be derailed!
2 meals: Chicken Pot Pi and Shepherd’s Pi
3 desserts: Apple Pi, Ice Cream Pi, and either some evil chocolatey pie or tartlettes.
I will let you know what happens as I reinstate myself of queen of that kitchen and the pis come together.
Further, my birthday is coming up, and I had planned to make a smaller version of my grandmother’s spectacular Nusstorte, a pecan cake with whipped cream filling and dark chocolate ganache icing. Maybe I’ll put that off for another celebration. We’ll see. My parents (or, at least, my mother) will be visiting that weekend, so maybe I’ll do some baking with/for them.
Tags: baking, chicken, cooking, math geekery, pi, pie