you're not sure what to do today then grab yourself a plate because
it's National Pie Day! You have TONS of different pies to
from too! Let's get right into celebrating National Pie Day!
WHY IS THIS A
This holiday was actually created by the American Pie
ever hear of them? Me either, until today! But they set up this holiday
to celebrate the long tradition of pie making and eating. I'm sure that
throughout the years of your life you've eaten a handful of different
varieties of pie, so why not have a slice today to celebrate?
can be filled with a variety of different things and then is enclosed
in a nice pastry shell. But when exactly did pie making begin?
you might be surprised to find out that the first pie popped up around
9500 B.C. during the New Stone Age! These pies were called galettes
which were oats, barley, wheat or rye wrapped around honey. They were
all about the sweetness! It is then believed that the Ancient
Greeks were the first to create pastry shells and then wrap them around
meat for a juicy and portable meal. The Romans loved the idea and
started adding salt and spices to lengthen the "life" of their pie.
So as you can see, the tradition of making pies has been
for ages and you can opt for sweet or a meaty meal! Just try to resist
the "humorous" tradition that started back in 1909; pie throwing. Save
the smashing of a pie into someone's face for all the other days of the
year; put it in your mouth instead!
So how can you celebrate today? Well, if you're going out to
eat tonight then be sure to order a slice of pie for everyone for
dessert! That's probably the easiest option. Or you
go to the store and find a ready-made pie or a frozen pie that you can
eat at home. Still an easy option and you end up with more
;). Or you could find a recipe online or in a cookbook and
your own pie. It's really satisfying when you put in some
the kitchen and end up with such a tasty creation.
hey, don't be greedy... share with your friends and family!
if you're feeling really nice, why not take a pie to your neighbor or
someone you who would really appreciate it? But don't think
you're limited on the types of pies you can buy or make
you want to have a "meal" pie then you could make something like a
chicken pot pie, shepherd's pie or a quiche. And then of
you can make a dessert pie, where you'll have almost limitless
options. Some of the most common pies in this category would
apple pie, cherry pie, key lime pie, lemon meringue pie, pecan pie,
pumpkin pie and of course sweet potato pie! So as you can
you have a variety of different choices you can make to celebrate today
and I hope it's a great day for you!