Thursday, March 13, 2014

Pie Are Squared

I was going to wait and share this tomorrow but:

Since I know you like to plan for these things...

And you'll kick yourself if you don't do it...

This is the post for every person with a mathematician in their lives.

Tomorrow is March 14.  That is Pi Day.  Because Pi is a mathematical number that begins "3.14" and March is the 3rd month.  And tomorrow is the 14th day.  So it's Pi Day.

Anyway, since everyone knows that, at least on March 14, Pie Are Squared, I made a Chicken Pot Pie...  in a square baking dish.  If you follow suit, your local mathematician will go crazy.

(My crust recipe is at the bottom of the page.  The inside is just cooked chicken, veggies, and gravy.)

It'd help if you made a circular pie too.  That way he/she can calculate the area of the pie.  Or just eat it.

My current favourite crust recipe:

Use a pastry blender or a couple knives to cut 2/3 cup shortening into 2 cups flour and 1 tsp salt.  Add 3/8 to 1/2 cup cold water. Mix and roll.  This is enough to cover a 9x13 baking dish, which you really don't want since you're using a square dish (right?), so put the rest in a zipped up plastic bag and freeze it for next time.