A Pi Day Miracle: Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars season 1
Ladies and Gentleman, Caffenistas from far and wide, the Veronica Mars movie premiers today and it is a Pi Day miracle.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Veronica Mars, one of the greatest detective shows ever made, (In my mind it goes, BBC’s Sherlock and then Veronica Mars, so don’t get your panties in a twist CumberCollective.) it was an American television series set in the fictional town of Neptune, California with Kristen Bell as the title character. The show was one part Nancy Drew and two parts gritty, film noir. And like most great and quirky television shows ::Cough::Firefly::Cough:: in the 2000’s before Hulu Plus and the prevalence of DVRs, it was cancelled before its time.

For those of you, who followed VMars through the wild, three-season ride of murder, bus bombings, class warfare, and serial rapes, here is a trailer the show’s creator, Rob Thomas, had created after the cancellation to show what would’ve happened.

But our days of speculating over what would’ve happened if the show would’ve continued are over. One year ago almost to the day, Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds to make a Veronica Mars movie. They attained the two million dollar goal in less than ten hours! Apparently I wasn’t the only one who wanted some closure.

In celebration of the fact that the movie premiers today and I finally get to find out if Veronica ever gets back with Logan, Megan-Anne and I made a special Veronica Mars/Pi Day Pie.

s'more pie

This is what happens when I don’t take a picture things as they come out of the oven. It gets devoured before I have the chance to photograph it in all its glory.

You’ll need some adorable owls that turn into measuring cups. Or normal ones. Whatever. It might be as much fun.

owl measuring cups

One XL Graham cracker crust and a 10 ounce bag of miniature marshmallows.

marshmallows and graham cracker crust

A Veronica Mars pie MUST have marshmallows.

Tell it like it is, Wallace.

You’ll need to assemble seven additional ingredients.

VMars Pie ingredients

Hopefully, you won’t break the graham cracker crust during the process like we did. If you do, you can just squish it back into the pan. Or you can go nuts and make one from scratch. We didn’t have that kind of time today though. These last two episodes of Season 3 weren’t going to watch themselves or finish my Alice in Wonderland inspired tote before the movie tonight.

broken graham cracker crust

Now, it’s time to make your S’More flavored Pi Day pie.
s'more pie recipe

If you don’t like working from pictures, here is the full recipe.

V-Mars Pi

Ingredients:

1 XL graham cracker crust
10 ounces of mini marshmallows
1.5 cups sugar
10 TBS baking cocoa
6 TBS cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
6 egg yolks
4 cups milk
splash of vanilla

Directions:

Mix all dry ingredients in a pot. Stirring over medium heat, slowly add milk. Cook until thick and bubbly. Beat yolk slightly and add one cup of hot mixture to the eggs to temper them. Add the egg mixture to the pot and bring to a simmer. Cook for an additional two minutes. Stir in vanilla and then pour mixture into crust. Top with marshmallows and then bake in oven at 350 degrees until the marshmallows are toasted. Cool to room temperature (about 2 hours) and serve.

Much to the ire of Lattes and Llamas Chief Officer of Yarn, a one Mr. Gambikins, “V-Mars Pi” is not intended for cats.

Gambit wants pie

I’m off to eat more pie, crochet, and wait until it’s time to leave for the movie. I hope you guys enjoy the rest of your Pi Day. I know I will.

~ Jac
Be cool, Soda Pop.