Happy Pi Day! This year I had a hard time deciding between a sweet pie and a savory pie. Ugh those decisions are always so tough :-p Originally I was going to do a savory pie for dinner and a sweet pie for dessert. I could bring the dessert pie into lab for pi day, but then I realized most of my group members would be at the ACS conference in San Diego so I settled on just one savory pie instead. Pot Pie!The thing about pot pies is you want the interior to be very creamy. In chicken pot pies this is usually accomplished by using milk and flour. I mimicked this texture by using a vegan rouxmade with Earth Balance butter, whole wheat flour and vegetable stock. I finished off the filling by adding potatoes, carrots, peas and broccoli stems. The pie baked up nice and golden brown.
Last Eric’s parents were here and we had a great time. We drove down to escondido to visit his Aunt, Uncle and cousins. I love hanging out with them. We also visited the San Diego wildlife park. Usually I’m skeptical of zoos because I don’t like seeing animals in confined areas for our viewing pleasure, but the wildlife park down there was great! Most of the animals had very large roaming areas since the park was on acres and acres of land. My favorite was seeing the meerkat family, the gorilla family and the lemurs.