Happy Belated Pi Day

Flaky pate brisee pie crust

Turkey pot pie and pumpkin pieYes, Pi Day was Monday, or 3.14. It’s a wonderful excuse to bake pie and it’s good motivation to teach the kids that math is fun. This post is late because I’ve been sick this week.

Carrots, celery, mushrooms, onion in a pan for pot pie filling

But I’ve been sick for a while now. Just feeling like I’m fighting off a cold, it comes and goes. Then I started feeling really bad, realized that I’ve been “fighting it off” for more than a month now, and finally went to the doctor.

Pot pie filling with gravy

He said I have bronchitis, and I left with a prescription for cough syrup and an inhaler. I feel like I’m 12, haha. But I’m happy that he didn’t give me antibiotics because he couldn’t be sure that I needed them.

Pate brisee dough ready to roll out

So here’s the turkey pot pie that I made for dinner on Monday and the pumpkin pie for dessert. All in the name of math education 😉

Flaky pate brisee pie crust
I’m getting better at working with the pâte brisée pastry to make it flaky

This photo below is from last year’s Pi Day, but we used these again to talk about circles.

circles, fractions, geometry for kids

19 thoughts on “Happy Belated Pi Day”

  1. Hi Cynthia, my word….you have been battling with this for so long ! Wow !!!! please feel better soon.
    Your pies looks really delicious yum 🙂

  2. I am so sorry you have been ill! We have been fighting this for a month too!!!!! Wow I think this is the weird thing going around! We feel better then back to being sick! Anyway lovely pies and I hope you are feeling better now. xxxx

    1. Thank you, Lynn! I’m so sorry to hear that you have been sick also! It’s been so draining. I miss blogging but just can’t seem to find the energy. It’s getting a little better, thanks.

  3. I hope you are feeling much better now. …although those “comfort food” pies are a form of folk medicine. Beautiful!

  4. Your turkey pot pie looks scrumptious and I’m sure you all enjoyed it! I’m late commenting on your post, so I hope that by now you’re feeling a lot better. Bronchitis is no fun at all. 😀

    1. Thanks, Millie! Yes I’m feeling better, much more like myself again. For a while I was just so tired and cranky and didn’t want to do anything, not even blogging 😔

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