Perhaps one of the most important and fun holidays that our family celebrates during the year is Pi Day. Pi, as most educated folks know, is a mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. It is one of the the most used and thus important constants in mathematics, science, and engineering. The transcendental number π rounded to two decimal places is 3.14 and so on March 14 we celebrate Pi Day!
Over the past couple of years, we have developed a routine way to celebrate Pi Day. Namely, we eat various forms of pie for all our meals.
Since breakfast is commonly some form of energizing food, or basically a glorified morning dessert, I thought that it would be fitting to eat dessert pie for breakfast on March 14. Sometimes we get a variety of dessert pie from the frozen food section and sometimes we go to a bakery or pie shop. Perhaps this year I will bake one myself.
For lunch we enjoy some form of pot pie. Chicken pot pie, beef pot pie, and vegetable pot pie are all acceptable contenders, so take your pick. This year we picked up some pot pies from Trader Joe’s to try out. They look delicious and I cannot wait to sample them.
For supper we have pizza pie. I have gotten frozen pizzas, restaurant pizzas, and even made homemade pizza in the past. This year we live in St. Louis home of a pizza restaurant called “Pi”, and we cannot think of a more fitting place to have pizza on Pi Day. Pi even has some Pi Day themed specials! I especially like the idea of a π memorization contest. Maybe we will incorporate that into our family’s π Day celebration.