Thursday, November 17, 2011
I was visiting Mom and Dad last week and they mentioned that they just had perogies for dinner a few nights earlier. "Perogies!" I exclaimed enviously. I have been looking EVERYWHERE in North County SD for these Eastern European potato-pasta delights. There German market we went to for our German-theme day didn't even have them. My father explained that perogies aren't German, they're Polish.
Well, wherever they're from, they're delicious and I've been wanting to eat them for months.
Apparently Mom and Dad's local grocery story caters to a Polish community in Boston, because the store had at least eight different perogi options in their freezer section. It was like a beam of light shone down from heaven accompanied by a chorus of angels. I didn't care that I had seven hours of airplane travel the next day -- I was taking some with me!
A couple days later we had Polish Day, and my craving for perogies was finally satisfied.
The perogies were pretty easy; I just followed the directions on the package.
For the sauerkraut, I followed the same recipe I used on German Day, but added some Tofurkey sausage and all topped witha dollop of Tofutti Sour Cream.
All I can say is that it was everything I dreamd it would be and more. The soft, potato-pilled perogies practically melted in my mouth with the sauerkraut and sour cream... mmm delicious.