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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

· Pi Day Party! ·

Did anyone else have festivities for Pi Day last Saturday?  Math and science (particularly chemistry) were my very favorite subjects in high school and since my Dad is an engineer, our family takes lots of opportunities to have nerdy math fun. :-)

As you all probably heard last week, March 14th (3/14) is officially acknowledged as Pi Day.  Pi is the mathematical constant for the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter.  The number is infinite, but is commonly abbreviated to 3.14159.  Our family has celebrated Pi Day for years, but since this year (3/14/15) is as close to "Ultimate Pi Day" as we'll ever get in our lifetimes, it called for more than usual celebration. :-)

We had Chile Chicken Potato Pi(e), Apple Pi(e), and Chocoroon Pi(e) to celebrate the day.
Thankfully the day corresponded with a visit from Kathryn, so we have photogenic proof of our fun. :-D

This was the first time we tried this recipe, but it was a resounding success!!  Definite must-try!

An ultimate favorite pie of our family- Chocolate Macaroon Pie.  Soooo good.  And soooo easy. ;-)

Per request, here's the recipe!

Chocolate Macaroon Pie

3 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/2 c. butter
3 eggs
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. vanilla

Heat oven to 350°. Coat a 9" pie plate w/ nonstick spray.  Melt chocolate and butter in a small saucepan over low heat.  Stir together rest of ingredients then add to chocolate mixture.  Pour into prepared pie plate.

2/3 c. sweetened condensed milk
2 2/3 c. coconut

Combine. Spoon over chocolate mixture, leaving a 1/2-1" border.  Bake for 35-40 minutes, until center is firm but still moist.  Cool completely before serving.

Enjoy! :-)

Apple pie!  We discovered earlier this year that Costco makes wonderful apple pies, so this seemed like a great excuse to get another. ;-)

This was one of those "Pinterest win" sorts of moments- I finally had an reason to do one of those banner things! :-D

We had a laid-back celebration with just the 5 of us, but we made sure to include plenty of bunting. ;-)  After all, what's a party without it?!

We had tons of bunting left over from my sister's graduation party last year, so it ended up being a very easy-to-prep party!

Around the circumference of the cake stand we made pennants with the first 15 digits of pi. :-D

A good time was had by all! :-)  We're already planning for next year!

· Photos by Kathryn ·


  1. Everything is so cute! I love all the banners and bunting.

  2. Oh my! That looks amazing, Lily! You did a wonderful job of decorating - it looks just perfect!
    I confess I had never heard of pi day until this year, and by the time I had heard of it, it was too late to celebrate. Boo. Now I have to wait for next year!
    The pies look absolutely delicious! I'll have to check out that recipe. The banners are just perfect! I definitely have banner withdrawal - we need to have a party if for no other reason than to have banners everywhere. ;)
    My favorite subjects in high school were Biology and days off of school, so I'm afraid I can't relate to the mathematical side of pi-day-appreciation, but it still looks and sounds like great fun! :)
    Thanks for the party inspiration, Lily!

  3. That's a hoot! Yay for more bunting. :D
    Any excuse to eat pie, er pi, is a good excuse in my opinion. ;)
    I just made an apple streusel pie last week & am going to make another apple & a cherry for a dinner party this weekend. :) My first job was at a bakery & I was the "Pie Lady" - so I guess you could say pie & I go way back. :P haha!
    Ooo, I want to try the chicken pie. Pies are just so versatile, aren't they? ^_^ Sweet or savory - always a winner.
    Very fun post!

  4. What beautiful photos! The setting is gorgeous and those pi(e)s look delicious! Although I'm really not a Maths person, it does look like a lot of fun. :D

  5. Looks like it was fun!!
    Actually, if you want to be technical, next year will work for being the closest to Pi day if you round to the nearest 10,000th. :) 3.1416 hahaha

    Dirks Family

    1. Good idea! Now we have a great excuse for another big party next year! :-D

  6. Ooh! Looks like you had a delicious time! I would like to ask though, do you have a source for a recipe for your delicious looking Chocoroon pie??? :)

    the Middle Sister and Singer

    1. Thanks Brigid! I added the recipe to the post, so you can find it up there! :-)

    2. Yay!!! Thanks!

      the Middle Sister and Singer

  7. This looks so amazing! I like that you included savory pies in your celebration !

  8. Looks like such awesome festivities and all those pies look amazing! That is a good point about this year's pi day being the closest to pi as we'll ever get! <3 I missed that completely! Glad that you caught it though!



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