Pi Day is celebrated on 3/14 (get it… 3.14???) . We’ll celebrate this year on Friday, March 13, at school. The math department has special events planned, including a Pi memorization contest where students compete to see who can memorize the most digits, and a Pi(e) baking contest. So what am I entering? You guessed it! My Butternut Squash Pie.
I have high hopes, I admit it. Afterall, this pie is a winner!
It won IB Mommy’s Piesadential Debate.
It won Green Bean first prize for pumpkin pies at her son’s school.
The Crunchy Domestic Goddess tried it with a spelt crust and liked it. (Um, I don’t know what “spelt” is, but I’m assuming it’s healthy.)
This pie won me a “Best In Show” at the Guilford Fair last fall.
And Diane Gardner, a local author, has asked if she can put it in her latest What’s Cooking? book. I’m flattered!
Nonetheless, I’m nervous. This pie has humble beginnings. After all, I forgot to add the sugar the first time I entered it in the Guilford Fair, which resulted in quite a bit of embarrassment and somehow won me a pink ribbon for Honorable Mention, which I still don’t understand.
No matter what happens, the best part is that I made one for us to keep at home, too!
Update! My Pi(e) came in first place! I wasn’t supposed to find out until the end of the day, but one of my students dropped by at lunch time and filled me in, making sure to tell me how much he loved the butternut squash pie. Yay!