Monday, December 22, 2008

Family Tradition, Pierogi

Variant(s): also pi·ro·gi \pə-ˈrō-gē, pi-\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural pie·ro·gi also pie·ro·gies
Etymology: Polish, plural of pieróg dumpling, pierogi
Date: 1811
: a case of dough filled with a savory filling (as of meat, cheese, or vegetables) and cooked by boiling and then panfrying

Jason's grandparents are Polish and have a fun Christmas tradition of making pierogis as a family. When he was little one of the kids coined it pduggy which our little Ruthie mistakenly pronounced as doggy p. His parents have done a great job passing on this tradition to their grandkids. They have aprons with each of the kids names on them and bowls of fillings for them to stuff the circle shaped dough. The family favorites are cheesey mashed potatoes, cabbage, and blueberry. Watch out for a rogue baker that might suprise you with a concotion of the fillings or even a surprise item they gathered from the appetizers or even a shocking inclusion of a piece of yarn last year. This year crab dip, olives, and even artichokes snuck in there. I was really apprehensive about Bekah's combining potatoes and blueberries. No matter the taste, this fun-filled event brings the family together for an honored tradition which is always a good time!


The Vigh Household said...

That was fun. I think we need to do the crab every year from now on! I love to watch the cousins play. Great to see you.

Grandma said...

Thank you for coming! You don't know how important this day is for me...I enjoy it more than Christmas itself. I think of my own childhood and my parents and the tradition that we try to keep going each year. Love all of you.....Merry Christmas..