Monday, December 22, 2008
Family Tradition, Pierogi
Variant(s): also pi·ro·gi \pə-ˈrō-gē, pi-\
Inflected Form(s): plural pie·ro·gi also pie·ro·gies
Etymology: Polish, plural of pieróg dumpling, pierogi
: 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!