Monday, March 14, 2011

pi day


March 14th......3/14........3.14
Pi Day!!!

My mom on her facebook today asked everyone to write her a Pi-ku.
Instead of the traditional 5,7,5 syllables of a Haiku try 3,1,4 to celebrate Pi!
An example would be:
Spring has come
finally warmth

Mine to her is:

My Mother
Very Awesome

very crazy....
both work. ;)

Here is another one

Blog Readers
Heart you sooo much!!!!

What is your Pi-ku?


Since it's Pi Day and since St. Patricks Day is coming up may I recommend a lime pie I tried last year and loved.

Lucky Lime Pie

  • 1 package (3 oz) lime flavored Jello
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (2-3 fresh limes)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime zest
  • 1 can (14 oz) fat-free sweetened cond. milk (not evaporated)
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened (good with fat-free kind)
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 9-inch graham cracker crust*

Dissolve Jello in 1/2 cup boiling water; stir until sugar is completely dissolved in Jello. Add 1/2 cup cold water to Jello, then remove 3/4 cup and set aside. Stir lime juice and zest into remaining Jello and set aside to cool and thicken, but do not allow it to set.

Pour the 3/4 cup reserved Jello into a flat, non-stick 9-inch cake pan, cover and refrigerate. This Jello may be used as a garnish later.

Beat softened cream cheese until smooth; add sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk) and stir to blend.

Whip cream until stiff peaks form.

Beat together cream cheese mixture and Jello-lime-juice-zest mixture (product should be thick and light - but not setup). Fold in whipped cream; spoon filling into prepared graham cracker crust. Refrigerate until set (2-3 hours).

Top with whipped cream and enjoy!

*To use extra jello as a garnish, use a small cookie cutter to cut shamrock or other fun shapes from set Jello and carefully place shapes on each slice of pie.


1 comment:

Kimberlee said...

Yummo...that lime pie looks fantastic.