Saturday, June 11, 2011

Perogy Master

Everett's been in the kitchen again

Some time ago I learned that a lady I've known from my youth makes and sells her delicious perogies— it may well be a full-time job for her, since those and her cabbage rolls are so popular— and I decided to purchase a bag of each, every month. They are always a treat and, taken from the freezer, the perogies help make up a quick meal and the cabbage rolls, baked with tomato juice, make a tasty casserole.

Then Everett took it into his head to make perogies more often. Above is a batch he made last week, when we had run out of cheddar cheese. So he made his filling of plain potatoes, with salt and pepper. I swear those were the best perogies I've ever eaten. Without any of the usual garnishes, including butter or onions or bacon bits— they were that good.

It's doubtful he'll get interested in making cabbage rolls, more's the pity, and so I shall darken Mary's door again and see if she'll let me back on her customer list once my boy leaves home in a month or two.


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  1. If that boy ever needs a holiday in BC that boy and his rolling pin are welcome here!!!

  2. It seems that you got a master chef there, don't you think?! =)
    I use to make perogies sometimes too. Think it's really nice to have something you can pick out from the fridge and just warm up sometimes


  3. I've never heard of perogies, but they sound great, especially the more plain ones.
    Do they sell them online? We don't have much in the stores around here.

  4. You'd have to buy them frozen, Linda. Online, then, I don't imagine you can get them. They're available in the grocery stores here, although the commercial varieties don't compare to the homemade. You need to find a Ukrainian lady in your neighbourhood!

  5. Or Czechoslovakian.
    Or now, in my area, everyone makes them. I come from Scandinavian stock on both sides of the family, but my sister Karen makes perogies regularly. Used to be, when I was growing up in the seventies, you only got them if you had a meal with a Ukrainian family or went to a Ukrainian wedding, and they were a real treat. They're still a treat, but we see them more often.

  6. I've never had perogies but they sound yummy.


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