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
- 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
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.