Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Pi Are Square

But not at Linderhof --
they're ROUND!

Today is National Pie Day
because it is 3/14
which is pi!

Several experts were all posed the following question:    What is Pi?

The engineer said:   " It is approximately 3 and 1/7"

The physicist said:   "It is 3.14159"

The mathematician thought a bit and replied, "it is equal to pi."

A nutritionist:   "Pie is a healthy and delicious dessert."

And so it was today at Linderhof

But not just dessert -- dinner too!
We, at Linderhof, take Pi day seriously!

  • Individual chicken pot pies
    with homemade pastry crust

    Full of chunks of chicken and vegetables like snow peas, peas, carrots and baby corn
    All in a wonderful chicken broth

    And then there is dessert pie:

    An old fashioned lemon ice box pie
    Because I had all the ingredients in the larder --
    the graham crackers, the Eagle milk and lemons

    It's an easy pie but a good pie

    And there will be pie for tomorrow --
    which is not "pie" day!

    The roundest knight at King Arthur's was Sir Cumference . . . He ate too much Pi!


    1 graham cracker crust (your own or store bought)
    2 cans of Eagle milk
    3/4 c. freshly squeezed lemon juice
    zest from the lemons used to make juice

    Mis the Eagle milk and lemon juice together.    Add the zest and pour it into the graham cracker crust.    Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Fox and Finch Antiques said...

You made Chicken Pot Pies! That is a lot of work! I didn't make any this winter for the freezer because I remembered how much work it was to cook and debone the chicken and cut up all those vegetables. You did Pi Day right!

Bernideen said...

the math is all Greek to me! The food looks wonderful! When do we eat?

Pondside said...

Very clever, Martha! Those pie-of-all-kinds look scrumptious!