Today is Piemas

The Saturday closest to 3/14, at 1:59 pm, is Piemas. This is a very complicated concept, but basically Piemas is a day dedicated to the eating of pie. For the purposes of Piemas, a pie is defined as a circular food object with at least one crust: so quiche, shepherd’s pie, cheesecake and tartes would all qualify. We usually have nearly equal number of savory and sweet pies. And basically we sit around all day and eat pie.

It’s a fantastic holiday. And it starts in about an hour. I made only four pies this year: lemon merangue, pecan pie (which is practically cheating it’s so easy), and two chicken pot pies which are in the ‘fridge to cook as appropriate. Everything is in readiness for a long day of dedicated pie-consumption.

Let the pie begin.

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6 thoughts on “Today is Piemas

  1. I cannot BELIEVE I have never heard of this amazing holiday before now. Quick, adopt me so I can come over and partake.

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    1. Maybe next year! I have to admit that Piemas is one of my more brilliant made-up holidays, especially since it’s pot luck and we use disposable dishes. (Only once a year!)

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  2. i have been reading about piemas for at least two years now and only just now got the ‘joke.’ will the start time of piemas be different in five years when the date will be 3/14/15?

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