And so I hereby announce that today, January 23, is National Pie Day!
National Pie Day is well-established (either 2 years old or 37 years old, depending on source), and widely popular. There are recipe contests online, pie fairs in some cities, and your local bakery might even offer discounts.
Pumpkin Pecan Surprise Pie, a winner at the 2011 National Pie Championships
Wikipedia exhorts us not to confuse National Pie Day with National Pi Day, which is March 14. Apparently pi enthusiasts like to celebrate their day with pie, and in the past this has caused some disagreeable confrontations with pie purists.
Our household is still experiencing a surplus of cake, and therefore we will not have any actual pie on National Pie Day. I do have my sights set on another new pie recipe though, so we might see that in coming weeks.
Happy National Pie Day to all!