When I was in school my least favorite subject was mathematics. I really struggled with things like geometry, trigonometry, and calculus. But even though I wasn’t a fan of math doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate Pi Day which just so happens to be tomorrow – March 14th, better written as 3.14!
After dropping Alleigh off at Pre-K this morning Willow and I headed to the grocery store in search of the perfect dessert in honor of Pi Day. We ended up in the freezer section standing in front of the Marie Callender’s Pies. What better way to celebrate Pi Day than with a pie? We grabbed the hubby’s favorite – Coconut Cream – and headed to the check out.
Now this pie was supposed to be for tomorrow, but before I could even get it in the freezer Dustin was slicing into it. That’s the great thing about Marie Callender’s dessert pies – you can either thaw the entire pie to serve at one time or use a knife that has been held under hot water to cut single servings and then return the covered pie to the freezer for later. Plus there are so many to choose from including peppermint, key lime, razzleberry, cherry, and many many more.
Dustin is a huge fan of the Marie Callender’s Coconut Cream pie because it tastes just like home made…. well that sentence would make sense if I could bake a pie, but you get the point, hehe. The custard filling is made with a blend of whole milk, eggs, and lots of 100% real shredded coconut which fills their famous flaky crust and is topped with whipped topping and toasted coconut garnish. Doesn’t it just look delicious? Alleigh thought so too and was stealing bites of daddy’s slice of pie – she might have even ate more than him!
And since I’ve been on a bit of a crafty kick I thought it would be fun to share a few ideas for celebrating Pi Day with your kiddos craft style.
Make a Pi Bracelet – Assign each number from 0-9 a color on a sheet of paper. (For example, 0 = blue, 1 = red, etc.) String beads on a bracelet string in the order of the numbers of pi, using a black bead for the decimal point.
Color Pi – I know my kids love to color and I bet yours do too. Print out this pi coloring sheet and let them get to it…. heck print one out for yourself too.
There are even more fun party ideas and how-to’s on the Marie Callender’s blog to check out. Just make sure you don’t get so caught up in your crafts that you forget the pie, hehe. And before you head out to pick up your very own Marie Callender’s pie print out this coupon for $1.50 off. Oh and be sure to check out the pot pies for dinner too. Pie for dinner, pie for dessert.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.