It’s Pi Day! It’s Pi Day! Yippee it’s 3/14, Pi Day!
Seriously people, I look forward to this day all year long.
If you read my post last year on Pi Day, you’d already know I’m crazy. But so many of you are new (hi new friends!) so you really have no idea how big of a dork I am.
Let me make a list for you, shall I?
I once had a license plate that read I TCH PI. It is now hanging in my office (well, it will be once I get off my butt and paint in here).
I do math problems for fun. Yes, my idea of fun is getting out my high school geometry text book (yes, I own a copy; that was a very happy day when I found it at Goodwill) and doing proofs.
Essentially, I’m saying that doing proofs relaxes me.
Since I’m too cheap to spend $30 on a t-shirt from Zazzle, I made my own Pi shirt last year. I’ll be wearing it again today. I wanted to make a Pi googley eye headband, but thought that might be too much.
My personal email? Has 314 in it.
Whenever I have to pick a number for any reason? You guessed it, I choose 314.
You could say I’m a teensy bit obsessed.
Is it weird that it makes me sad that I have to wait until the third grade before Jordan learns about Pi in school? Where I can offer to bring pies for snack and the kids will understand what the heck I’m doing?
Usually we have pizza for dinner on Pi Day. Because it’s round. (And yummy. And the perfect dinner for a rainy night when softball is cancelled.)
This year, because I’m the hospitality person for the PTC, I’m bringing the teachers pie. Lots of pies. Big pies, little pies, whoopie pies. But not this carrot cake pie. No, that was for me my friends.
I found a recipe for Carrot Cake Blondies and thought it would make an awesome pie. Then I topped it with white chocolate cream cheese frosting to make it even awesomer. And oh. My. GOD.
Totally worthy of a Pi Day post. Totally. Like eat-two-huge-slices worthy.
And totally blog hop worthy too. Because today is a special occasion. And I’m celebrating with a Pi Day Pie Blog Hop with some other awesome bloggers who may or may not be wearing a Pi t-shirt too. (I think I may be the only crazy one of us in the bunch.)
Check out these other super delicious pies that are being posted today!
Line a 9” pie plate with the premade crust, crimping the edges. Refrigerate until ready to fill.
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and ginger in a medium bowl.
Cream together butter and sugar with a mixer. Stir in eggs and vanilla until just combined.
Stir dry ingredients into wet until just combined. Fold in carrots.
Pour into prepared pie crust. Bake 25-30 minutes until the top is set and a toothpick comes out with only crumbs clinging to it. (If your crust starts to get too dark, cover it with strips of aluminum foil.) Let cool before frosting.
To make the frosting: melt white chocolate chips in a small bowl in the microwave on 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring in between each, until melted. Let cool slightly. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and 1 tablespoon butter with a mixer until creamy. Beat in melted white chocolate. Stir in vanilla. Add powdered sugar and beat slowly until combined. Use a 1M tip to frost around the edges and in the center, or just frost the entire top of the pie (which is what I will do next time).
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Oh, and this post is extra special, besides it being Pi Day and the blog hop and all that. I submitted this recipe idea to Foodbuzz and they selected me as one of the bloggers to participate in the Spring Recipe Program with Frigidaire! So I need to add this little tidbit, for your reading enjoyment (‘cuz momma could really use that new double oven that fits two turkeys!):
This post was sponsored by Frigidaire. When you check out Suzanne Goin’s springtime recipes at www.maketimeforchange.com, Frigidaire will donate $1 to Save the Children’s U.S. programs. Plus, you’ll be entered for a chance to win the new Frigidaire Range with SymmetryTM Double Ovens – featuring two large ovens (that can each fit up to a 28 pound turkey!), providing the flexibility to cook multiple dishes at the same time at different temperatures, so you can get more on the table at the same time.
So go enter to win that oven y’all! Who doesn’t need double ovens? You could be able to make all those pies in the blog hop all at the same time!
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