I’d like to introduce you to my longtime friend and mother of 3, Susan English. Today she’s sharing with us one of her family’s traditions: making pierogi at Christmastime. Susan has credit for all of the photos here.
Our traditional Polish Christmas Wigilia planning has begun. With only 10 days until Christmas, four generations came together to make our family’s favorite item on the Christmas Eve menu: pierogi. What started as a clean kitchen ended up as a floured mess. Great Grandma was busy cooking onions and sauerkraut while Grandma made the potato dough. My four- year old had the important job of rolling the dough, playing with the dough, then rolling it flat again. Once the dough was rolled, he used the top of a large cup to cut out a circle from the dough. The sauerkraut mixture was spooned into the center of the circle, closed up and sealed at the ends with a fork. Continue reading