Pi Day Makes me Happy!

What is Pi Day?  Well besides awesome, it is a holiday commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). You know the 3.14 thing…on 3/14.  How does one celebrate Pi Day?  By eating pie of course.  I would also like to note that MIT often mails decision letters to prospective students to be delivered on Pi Day…AND someone important to someone important to me got a big Hell Ya You’re In Letter!!  Congrats!!!! 🙂  Wow, Pi Day made me constantly happy! Huh?

I celebrated this lovely day by inventing a pie.  Three pies were on menu: Pumpkin, Veggie Shepherd’s Pie, and Amanda’s Pi Day Spinach and Cheese Super Pie.  Honestly, it was amazing!! 🙂 Again…I just cook by throwing things together, but I will TRY to write a useable recipe below….not very mathematical of me!!

My suggestion: Celebrate things! It makes life more fun!  And…eat pie! 🙂

**Special shout out to Donna (aka Mom) for the much loved Pumpkin Pie.  A text after a special delivery “Wow! That was delicious 🙂 Thanks for breaking my pi day virginity with an explosion of flavor :-)”  No guys…this was not a sext!!!  Keep your minds out of the gutter 😉

Amanda’s Pi Day Spinach and Cheese Super Pie

Ingredients

  • Baby Spinach – 3 cups raw
  • Asparagus – about 10 stalks
  • Red Potatoes – 1 1/2 lbs small boiled and cut into small cubes
  • Unsweetened Soy Milk – 1/2 cup
  • Jalapeños – 2
  • Goat Cheese – 2 cups crumbled
  • Seriously Sharp Cheddar Cheese – 4 oz. cut into small cubes
  • Parmesan Cheese – 2/3 cups shredded
  • Pie Crust – either make or buy

Directions

1. Place pie crust into 9 inch glass pie dish

2. Place 1 1/2 cups raw baby spinach, 1/2 cup unsweetened soy milk and 2 jalapeños into a blender and blend until smooth.

3. Place blended mixture into a large bowl and add potatoes, goat cheese, and seriously sharp cheddar cheese.  Mix well.

4. Place asparagus stalks on the pie crust covering the entire bottom.

5. Sprinkle 1/3 cup of the parmesan cheese over asparagus.

6. Pour pie mixture over asparagus and cheese.

7. Sprinkle 1/3 cup parmesan cheese over pie.

8. Place pie in preheated 375 degree oven and bake for 30-40 minutes.

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