Thursday, March 14, 2013

Lunches 3.14.13: Happy Pi Day Blog Hop

Some of my geekier Bento Blogger friends (The Edible Geekery Group) have decided to celebrate Pi in the way we know how.. in lunch form!


I made two kinds of mini pies for our lunches - first, I had some ground goat.  I found it at the local Halal market, she ground it fresh for me.  Since she barely spoke English, I got 4 lbs of it.  No other option.  Good thing I like goat. 

If you have never tried goat, you should.  It's a lot like lamb, but leaner.  And so delicious.

So, The Hubby cooked up some of the goat with caramelized onion, garlic powder, and salt and pepper.  I mixed in some baked potatoes and green peas along with crumbled feta cheese.  There's a mini pie filling for you!

I used my lovely mini pie maker (ok, fine, mini cupcake maker... but in my mind, it's for pie!) and store-bought crust (no time for homemade), and made my mini pot pi pies.  I baked them for 14 minutes.

I also decided to make some mini banana cream pudding pies (I had banana cream pudding mix).  For this, I pressed the pie dough into the pie maker, and filled with dry beans so that it wouldn't puff up.  Once they were cool, I filled them with pudding pie filling.  Super easy.

My lunch

To finish out the lunches, The Girl and I have clementines.  I have some veggie chips and apple slices.
The Girl's Lunch

She has a bunny shaped hard boiled egg and a couple Easter M&M's in an egg.  Her birthday is coming up.. so she gets a little splurge.  For snack, she has a Chobani Champions yogurt.

The Hubby's Lunch

The Hubby has Pi Pot Pies, a banana cream pi pie, apple slices, raisins, and cucumber.

The Boy's Lunch: Apple slices: 8g, Pi Pot Pies: 10g each, veggie chips: 4g, Banana Cream Pi Pie: 20g
For snack, The Boy has Chobani Champions yogurt (not pictured).  His lunch is Pi Pot Pies, apple slices, veggie chips, and a banana cream pi pie.
Did you like my Pi Pies?  Check out the rest of the Hop!  It should go live at 9 AM EST - hop on through, starting with BentOnBetterLunches. Get your geek on!

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  1. So stinkin' cute! I just started liking lamb after eating some at a Eritrean restaurant a few times. Curious where on earth I'd get goat meat around here (Centralia, WA), lol.

  2. Yummy Pi pies!!! :D So adorable!

  3. They all looks great! I LOVE the dry bean tip for the mini crusts, too. SOOOOOO going to keep that in the back of my mind!

  4. Interesting! I have never tried goat, but there is a Moroccan restaurant in Portland which makes a super tasty lamb. Now I'm going to have to see if I can find a source for goat meat here and give it a try!

  5. A whole family of sweet & savoury pies, how geekilicious! And how clever with the beans as mini-pie weights!