Pierogies, Pierogies and more Pierogies

If I don’t eat another pierogi for the next month, I will be completely OK with that after my pierogi making get together last night!

Once a month the church missionaries do something called “Culture Night.” This is something where they can learn more about Polish traditions and cultures while they are serving their missions here.  They can go visiting local museums, sporting events, historical sites, classical concerts and such.  Well the group here now loves to cook, so they asked me for this months “Culture Night” if they could come over to the house and learn how to make pierogies and Polish dessert.  I learned to make pierogies almost 3 years ago when we where visiting Boleslawiec, Poland for one last trip to Poland when we thought we were moving back to the US only to find out 4 months later we were moving to Poland! It still mind boggling when I think about that.  But to be honest pierogies are so cheap here and taste delicious so I never make them from scratch, I just get the premade ones from the store.

But I said, what the heck why not!  So here is what my house looked like with 9 kids/young adults making 400 pierogies looked like….

Yep, I think we have enough for supplies for 400 peirogis.

Yep, I think we have enough for supplies for 400 peirogies.

Some peeling potatoes, others  chopping onions, another frying the onions, one making the cake starter and another double checking the cake recipe.

Some peeling potatoes, one chopping onions, another frying the onions, one making the cake starter and another double checking the cake recipe.

This is my life trying out new Polish recipes,  Google translate to the rescue!

This is my life trying out new Polish recipes, Google translate to the rescue!

One of the pierogies we made was strawberry filled ones.

One of the pierogies we made was strawberry filled ones.  Time to cut up the frozen strawberries from last summer.

These 2 were working hard on the dessert.

These 2 were working hard on the dessert.

Now that all the fillings are ready time to make the dough finally.

Now that all the fillings are ready time to make the dough finally.

Everyone hard at work.  We decided on 5 different fills, strawberry, blueberry, potato & cheese, spinach and for the fun of it we made a taco meat & cheddar cheese.

Everyone hard at work. We decided on 5 different fillings…strawberry, blueberry, potato & cheese, spinach and for the fun of it we made a taco meat & cheddar cheese.

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Everyone hard at work. Notice my husband running upstairs to get away from the chaos?

With about 400 pierogies, there was lots of pinching going on.

With about 400 pierogies, there was lots of pinching going on.

OK, single ladies, these men love to cook and can make a GREAT pierogi.

OK, single ladies, these men love to cook and can make a GREAT pierogi.

Well the potato & cheese ones are ready to be cooked.

Well the potato & cheese ones are ready to be cooked.

The taco ones we baked in the oven and turned out AWESOME!

The taco ones we baked in the oven and turned out AWESOME!

These 2 are way to much  making up some crazy filling combinations.

These 2 had way to much making up some crazy filling combinations.

Time to eat for me finally!

Time for me to eat finally!

Poppy seed cake  dessert time!

Poppy seed cake dessert time!

While I was in the kitchen boiling the pierogis the kid's where busy eating and watching the movie "17 Miracles."

While I was in the kitchen boiling the pierogis the kid’s where busy eating and watching the movie “17 Miracles.”

 I can’t remember the last time I ate that many pierogies in one sitting.  Usually at restaurants they come either in a serving of 6 or 9.  Then at home since I know they I can just whip a batch in no time, I never eat that much but when you make anything home-made it always tastes 10x better.

Guess what tomorrow’s recipe blog post will be about?  PIEROGIES!!!

So is it pierogi, pierog, pierogies or pierogi’s?  Yes the Polish language is so fun to translate at times!

love kelley
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4 Responses to Pierogies, Pierogies and more Pierogies

  1. MelissaG says:

    GREAT post! Would you consider sharing your recipe and technique for making pierogis? That would be GREAT! Thanks so much Kelley…

  2. pik33 says:

    1: pieróg (not used)
    polish “standard” plural: pierogi

    pierogis or pierogies is “double plural”: one Polish “i” then English “s”

    but we do the same in Polish: “chipsy” Polish plural “y” added to English “s”. And, yes, jeden (one) chips.

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