We have a habit, as some of you know, of cooking things. We like to cook, we like to bake, we like to throw what ever is in the fridge into a pot and hope for the best. Sometimes they end up not being very good, but other times they are quite tasty, so we keep doing it. The other habit we have that sometimes fuels the first habit is the habit of trying to find things to celebrate. That means cherry pie on President’s Day (except that cherries are ridiculously expensive here, so they sometimes are substituted by things like butterscotch custard) and chicken pot pie on Pi Day and other kinds of pies whenever we find a holiday worthy of one. Tuesday, as some of you may know, was Pi Day. 3.14. In keeping with the tradition we started last year, we made a chicken pot pie. And this is where our two habits converge.
On Sunday we put together some homemade pasta for a pan of lasagna we were making for guests. We had some leftover noodles (sheets, I should say, since we didn’t cut the pasta at all–they were as wide as our 9 inch pan) that we were going to do something “fun” with. The opportunity arose as we realized the important holiday that Tuesday was, and that we didn’t have time to make a crust since we needed to go running. We adopted a can-do attitude and said to ourselves, “No crust? No problem!” Out came the pasta noodles to line the pie plate. The finished product is on the left. Last years effort is on the right. Both were delicious.