Thursday, March 16, 2017

pi(e) fixes everything

so pi day was this week, and you know we had to celebrate it somehow.  i was pretty sure the bean hadn't learned about pi yet, but when i asked her if she knew what it was she said "ummmm, it's something about math, right?"  so i explained it to her and asked her what that day's date was, and i damn near saw the lightbulb go off above her head.  heh.

i started looking up recipes that morning to see what i could come up with, and i knew i wanted to do something with lemons.  we've got a tree in the backyard and it's absolutely bursting at the seams with fruit right now, and i hate to see lemons go to waste.  i managed to find a really basic recipe for hand pies with an easy homemade lemon curd, and so i went outside and picked a few to get started.


while it was chilling in the fridge, i browsed for a chocolate cream recipe and settled on a simple chocolate cream cheese filling.  and while i was at it, i decided to add some savory hand pies to the mix and figured i'd make a few with ham and cheese.  kind of like a homemade hot pocket.

i looked up pie crust recipes too, figuring i had all of the ingredients on hand anyway.  but after i perused the first couple hits google brought me, i decided it was too much effort on that warm day and opted for the cheater method using store-bought crust instead.  maybe one of these days i'll tackle a homemade pie crust, but for now this did just fine:


i rolled out those crusts and cut out some circle shapes and then i started filling the little pies with my various ingredients.  it was fairly easy, and you know i had to throw some disney magic in there too.


a quick egg wash brushed on top and about 12 minutes in the oven and they were all ready.



the girls loved them, and it was a fun dinner to eat together.  yay for pi day!

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