3.15.2012

I can't believe I missed it!

Ok I am kicking myself right now because yesterday I forgot an important day. I forgot it was Pi Day 3/14. Probably because I was never good at math, probably because the last math class I took was back in high school when I graduated in 2002, eck oh shoot that makes my 10 year reunion this year. Eck, double eck! However, I need to make up for a fabulous baking day and in my world it is Pi Day, it is Pi(e) Day and I will be celebrating it one day late. 
Also happy 32 years of marriage to my parents who celebrated yesterday.
 
Onto the pie!! I enjoy pie, a lot, I believe I have several recipes of pie here on the blog. Each year for my birthday, I asked my mom for a lemon meringue pie instead of a cake. On year in 8th grade, I entered an apple pie baking contest and I won third place. 
 
What makes a great pie? For me, it is a homemade crust. Please don't buy that Pillsbury box, pull out a tube of crust, unroll it over your pie plate and bake. Seriously, a homemade pie crust is really really easy. I have done it several times here on the blog. Don't be afraid of going homemade and trust me, the results aren't even comparable to those ready made crusts.
 
Now there are several different types of pie and I think in America there is a pie culture. You will find pies in the South, different types of pies in the North and all over. You can have a sweet or a savory pie. I'm sure you realize by now, I love pie!
 
In the summer, I love a fruit pie, strawberry, lemon meringue. When the temperatures cool off, I love an apple pie and of course at Thanksgiving, the traditional pumpkin pie and a personal favorite a chocolate pecan pie.
I'm sharing some more pie heaven with you now to get those stomachs rumbling and those mouths salivating!
Source: google.com via Meg on Pinterest
 
Source: google.com via Meg on Pinterest
 
Source: google.com via Meg on Pinterest
 
Source: google.com via Meg on Pinterest
 
Source: google.com via Meg on Pinterest
 
Source: myrecipes.com via Meg on Pinterest
 
Source: google.com via Meg on Pinterest
 
 
 
Source: google.com via Meg on Pinterest
 
 




Ok, now I want to hear from all of you. What is your favorite type of pie and if there a regional pie that I must know about!
Thanks!

26 comments:

Samantha said...

Haha! "I probably forgot about Pi Day because i've never been good at math"... that made me laugh out loud!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

32 years of marriage is so amazing!! Sets a great example for you are your hubby :) All those pies are making me wish I was not diabetic ha!

BeckyJo606 said...

I love pie! I'm originally from Kentucky and we have Derby pie. Similar to chocolate pecan pie so I think you'd love it!! :)

Lia Joy said...

I'm a southern girl :) I'd definitely have to say that fresh peach pie is my favorite :)

Susan said...

Congrats to your parents! How wonderful! I love pumpkin in the fall, my favorite. But I love homemade apple and peach, and I've got a chocolate sweet tooth too!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

32 years of marriage is amazing, congrats to you wonderful parents! I hope they have many more happy years ahead of them! All these pictures of pie is making me crave a slice! HOpe your having a wonderful day!

sarah@totalbassetcase.com said...

Ill take one slice of each!! I love Derby Pie- I think it's a regional thing!

Michelle P said...

Yum this all looks good!

Mel said...

I'm not a huge pie fan. (Don't judge!) I much prefer cake. However, Hoosier Mama Pies here in Chicago are supposed to be fantastic!

Alexa said...

Meg...this is seriously a HARD question. Hmmm...I really like pumpkin a lot. But for summer...peach cobbler with REAL vanilla ice cream. Oh and chocolate pie. See...I can't make up my mind. Oddly I have never been a huge fan of apple. I mean if it's there I'll eat it...but if I had a choice...something else.

Faith said...

CONGRATS to your parents!

and yea, i just gained 10 lbs reading this post :)

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Mmmm pie!! And a huge congrats to your parents - 32 years, that is wonderful! My parents are at 31 years and I love seeing how happy they are together after all these years. Great role models for Nick and I! :)

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

I like your version of pie, much better than the mathematical version ;-)

Carlie said...

My mom makes the BEST pies (homemade crust and all). My favorite is banana cream, and now I really want a slice! ha =)

Lyndsey said...

I love strawberry pie my mom makes, cherry pie, and she makes a chocolate peanut butter pie with a meringue, so awesome.

Amanda said...

We celebrated Pi Day yesterday at work :) I had never heard of such until then, but I am sure glad it exists! About to go cut a slice from the leftovers now!!! YUM!

Amy G. said...

My favorite pies would have to be pumpkin pie and apple pie! The hubby and I bought {half of} an apple pie from Whole Foods yesterday to celebrate Pi{e} day! I plan to continue the celebration today by eating more! YUM!

Alyx said...

ohmygosh. I need every single one of these!

Allyson said...

These all look so good! I can't believe I didn't have any pi(e) yesterday!

Allyson
http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

CALLIE said...

My favs are Chocolate Pecan and Strawberry!!! Is it Thanksgiving yet?

Brooklyn said...

ohmygyyyah! after seeing those pictures i'm 1) drooling 2) having a sweets attack and 3) adding bake a pie to my list of must-do. yummy!

REBrown said...

All these look delish!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Congrats to your parents! That's awesome!!

And you're not going to believe this but...I hate pie! Mostly because i don't like crust. The only pie I eat is pumpkin...without the crust. BUT that first pie looks SO good!

Lacy in the Sky with Diapers said...

OH my gosh.... I prefer pie to cake.... I love it... I love that its cold (well most of them)!!! Congrats to your parents!! I love hearing that!!!

Stephanie said...

I would like some pecan pie now!

The Arizona Russums said...

oh my gosh. i am craving pie now! and i JUST ate ice cream!