okay, so maybe math wasn't ever my best subject in school. i do just fine these days with a calculator, thankyouverymuch. but even i couldn't resist the temptation to celebrate "pi day" - march 14th, naturally - in a tiny, silly, but delicious way. you expected nothing else, right?
but first, the bean had gymnastics class. and i can't help but giggle at this picture.
i still had a roll of premade pie crust left over from the valentine's day extravaganza. that made it super easy to create something for dessert that would satisfy the after-dinner sweet tooth for all of us. and i wanted something cute and easy to eat, so i settled on an easy recipe for hand pies.
i rolled out the dough and cut out circles. then, because you're supposed to cut some sort of small opening in the tops of pie crust anyway, i improvised with my paring knife.
the filling was easy - some softened cream cheese, sweet marshmallow creme, a little sugar, and a handful of mini chocolate chips. i don't really love traditional s'mores - i always end up just eating the toasted marshmallow and chocolate - so i left out the crushed graham crackers. using my pie crust circles, i made little sandwiches, crimped the edges with a fork, and brushed the tops with a little melted butter. mmmm, butter.
they baked up pretty quickly, and in about ten minutes i had these little pretties:
can you see it? can you see it?? it's PIE FOR PI DAY!