Alas, it IS March 14, aka Pi Day. 3.14 You get it. It's suppose to celebrate the math constant, Pi- a name given to the ratio of the circumference of a circle to the diameter. I think. I taught Kindergarten for a reason, man. All I really remember is that Pi is 3 point 1415926 -infinity, and if you correct me rather that give me your favorite pie recipe, I will have to recalculate our friendship...
The important question here is: Who would ever turn down the opportunity to actually eat PIE on Pi Day? That's like messing with fate and why would anyone dare do that?
The middle child has awarded himself as the biggest pie-lover in all the land. I tend to believe it only because I know his genetics. Pie runs deep in our family. My favorite non-chocolate dessert in the whole world is my grandmother's fresh strawberry pie. Even typing those words causes me to tear up. Grandma used to make everything from scratch. To say that God put that beautiful woman on the earth solely to make a fruit pie may be exaggerating; but only by a little. It is THAT good. Ask my sister. She feels the same about Gram's Cherry pie. Mmm.
Since I'm across the country and that dreamy dessert is out-of-season, I'll share with you our family's celebratory pie. Of course it's chocolate. It's me, remember? No need to pass this recipe down to anyone; there isn't one thing in it made from scratch. No one needs to know that, though. They just need to eat it.
Give it a try sometime. If you're like us, you don't need a special day on the calendar to eat sweets. Every day is "Pie Day". Or "Cookie Day". Or "Brownie Day". Oh, you understand...
Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie.
*1/4 cup melted butter
*Tub of Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (or any flavor)
*Chocolate Chips (I used regular semi-sweet chips and mini chocolate chips.
*Tub of Whipped topping
*Pie plate, cookie sheet, bowls, potato masher or fork, wood spoon
1. Butter pie plate and set aside.
2. On a baking sheet or in a baggie, smash Animal Crackers until crumbly.
4. Stir ice cream in a bowl until smooth enough to pour and fill the pie shell.
5. Sprinkle chocolate chips onto the ice-cream (about 1/2 cup).
6. Spread whipped topping on top of the chips/ ice-cream.
7. Sprinkle more chips on top of the whipped topping. I used mini chips for this part.
8. If desired, (um, REALLY?) drizzle that chocolate sauce on top. Freeze for at least 20 minutes.
9. Eat that baby UP!! You can inhale it (like me) or you can savor it like only a true pie connoisseur can..
Your turn. What is your favorite kind of pie? Non-pie lovers need not comment. I can't read that kind of negativity here. ;)
Happy Pi Day, otherwise known here as "Wednesday"