Thursday, December 29, 2011

Canadian Pierogi Elves

Honey Man has a bevy of cousins who snowbird here in beautiful Arizona during the cold Canadian winter.  Earlier this month the Canadians gathered at Queenie’s Hermoso Castillo for Pierogi making, a cherished holiday tradition in Honey Man's clan.
Queenie would venture a guess that almost every nationality has some sort of tasty dough filled morsel of goodness in its repertoire.  Think ravioli and pot stickers and you are on your way.

Noodle type dough is prepared and allowed to rest before the party begins.

Followed by rolling…
And more rolling

Then cutting into shapes

The dough is filled with a wide assortment of fillings both savory and sweet.  (Potato and cheese being Honey Man’s filling of choice)  A dollop of filling is carefully placed in the center of the dough round, the edges run with a finger dipped in water, the adhesive for the joining of edges.  Then there is the pinching…
And pinching…
And even more pinching

The cherished pockets of carbo love are gently placed on tea towels marching in little rows to be boiled.

The wee lovelies are placed in boiling water until they float or a bit longer, drained and slathered in the most important of all… butter and more BUTTER!

A wonderful accompaniment to the pierogi feast is sautéed onions with butter and more BUTTER!

Alas, Queenie was a bit mesmerized by the expert elfin assembly, cooking, and BUTTERing that I failed to photo the delicious final product.  So, please allow me to supplement with two snaps from a year gone by when Queenie and Honey Man whipped up a tasty batch.

The final product with sour cream, butter and more BUTTER!

Suffice it to say they were delicious or as Honey Man says,

A very special thank you to the Canadian Pierogi Elves for sharing their wonderful family food tradition, you’re the best!

Have a great day.

Always, Queenie


Vivienne Moss said...

mmmm. Looks delish. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings, V.

rebecca said...

dear queenie,
i enjoyed every word, each photo as much as you dear souls enjoyed every delicious bite!
thank you for sharing a lovely tradition.

suziqu's thread works said...

Wow Queenie
Lovely to enjoy each step to such delicious tasties. Love the tradition!
Thanks for your kind comment on my blog and have a most creative New Year filled with happiness!

Char said...

Oh I just have to admit Queenie, that my mouth is watering and I want some of that yumminess!!
Thank you for stopping by and letting me know what you thought of my stocking for Allie.
Have a very safe and very Happy New Year. See you in 2012,

Victoria said...

They look delicious!

Stephanie said...

I can just IMAGINE how wonderful your little perogi's taste!!! Thank you for sharing this lovely family tradition.

Happy New Year!!

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh my Queenie....I LOVE Pierogis.....I think I've gained 5 lbs just reading this post.



Jen said...

Are you Polish Queenie? I am too. I have never had a pierogi before though. Would you be able to share your recipe for your favorite pierogi? They look delicious!

Bohemian said...

Oh my you've made me hungry!!! And I just got Home from the Gym... *LOL*

Thank you for the Lovely Prayer offered in my Memorial Post to my Friend Vidal... we just had the Mass and Funeral this Morning and it was Beautiful, he was laid to rest in a Historic Cemetary here in the West Valley and the VFW Honor Guard finale' & playing of Taps was so very touching a Tribute.

Happy New Year from the West Side... Dawn... The Bohemian

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, how fun AND delicious!! They look completely scrumptious!!!

I want to wish you a very Happy New Year ahead filled with JOY and HAPPINESS!!!!

Michele said...

ooh, i want to have some too! i wish you a lovely new eyar Queenie! thanks for being my blog friend. xo michele

My Beautiful World said...

Looks awesome. So nice to meet you just found your beautiful blog and so happy I did. I have enjoyed looking around and I'm now following you, if you find a spare minute hope you visit me sometime and follow back so nice to meet new friends. Sending you special wishes for a wonderful New Year I’m looking forward to keeping in touch in 2012.
Always Wendy

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