Everytime I see a recipe for pierogies I have to laugh. My husband is a HUGE fan of them. He grew up eating homemade pierogies that his Polish grandmother made. She then passed on the recipe/technique to George's mom.
I called my grandmother and asked if she was busy and if she'd help me make these perogies. She graciously said yes so I loaded up my car and drove the 45 minutes to her house. She too could not believe the size of the bowl of potatoes!! So we spent the afternoon together rolling the dough, filling it and by the end of the day we had successfully completed the perogies. As I was ready to leave I realized I didn't think far enough ahead about transporting the perogies back home! So we placed them on paper plates and stuck them in baggies. Grammy was worried about the pierogies sticking to the bag so she stuck toothpicks in the perogies that would keep the bag off of them. I was quite proud of my accomplishment and couldn't wait to make them for George.
When I got home from Grammy's I was still thinking about that huge bowl of potatoes. I pulled out the potato bag. Grammy was right, it wasn't 5 pounds, it was 10 POUNDS!!!- Mistake # 1
Fast forward a week..I am about to make dinner and proudly take the homemade pierogies out to cook and realize I froze them with the toothpicks in them!! So I had to boil them then take the toothpicks out which worked for a while but then the toothpicks would break off and you'd have to be careful when eating it that you didn't swallow it! - Mistake # 2
When I set the plate of pierogies infront of George he tried SO hard not to laugh. He tried and tried then he burst out until he was crying. He said the pierogies were perfect but they were so small! Apparantly his mom made them the size of a dinner plate! No wonder it didn't take her near as long to make them! - Mistake # 3
What an experience it was! I can honestly say I have never made them since, we've stuck with Mrs. T's!
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