Growing up there was never any important family holiday where pierogies where not served. You would think that our family was Ukrainian or Polish…. we were/are not! Every Christmas, and birthday these were always the most anticipated treat on the menu.
I can remember all the many days leading up to Christmas day with my mom, my aunt and my granny all standing in the kitchen. All three of them with flour coated fingers rolling, cutting, stuffing and pinching. There would be rows of perfectly shaped half-moon little dumplings lining the counter tops waiting to be boiled or fried.
My brothers and I would stuff ourselves sick! It was so great!
You guys won’t have those same memories, now in all Canadian grocery stores and most American grocery stores you can find pre-made frozen pierogis… I am sorry to say that about 80% of the pierogis that you have consumed throughout your lives have been of this variety. However, I will admit that homemade pierogis are 100 thousand times better!
If you are feeling adventurous and have a free Saturday try making these from scratch! You will not be disappointed.
Promise to STUFF YOURSELVES SICK in my honour!