Open Thread: Happy Pi Day!

If you are in a country that writes dates in the month/day format, then Happy Pi Day! (All others who write out day/month have to wait until 22/7, which is Pi Approximation Day–still just as good!)

I was going to spend all weekend baking up an awesome pie-themed menu (breakfast quiche, empanadas for lunch, and either tomato pie or shepherd’s pie for dinner, with a custard pie for dessert). But for those of you who don’t know, I am currently 35 weeks pregnant and I actually spent the weekend sleeping or organizing the future baby’s room. So I’m a bit exhausted lately! Anyway, I want to know how all of you are celebrating Pi Day (at 1:59 p.m. today), so leave all of your traditions and/or pie recipes in the comments. Are you more of a cake person? Good news–there are plenty of Pake recipes (cake baked in a pie shell). Or if you’re feeling lazy, you can do what my brother and I used to do and just roll out a pie crust, top it with tons of sugar, cinnamon, and pats of butter, and bake and eat that (simple pleasures can be the best ones).

Here are some more links to get you in the Pi Day mood:

(Bonus song: Listen to this on a loop and seriously try not to dance in your chair. Now it’s stuck in my head.)


Mary Brock works as an Immunology scientist by day and takes care of a pink-loving princess child by night. She likes cloudy days, crafting, cooking, and Fall weather in New England.

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  1. The correct international date format is 2013-03-16, so one’s country is irrelevant. To get pi day right, you have to wait till 3141-5-9 (9 May 3141) and 2 am is pi hour, 6 minutes and 53 seconds later is pi second.. OR something. Happy few days after pi day.

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