I was writing an email to a close friend about a half hour ago and saw something funny.
Earlier this week, on Monday, I wanted some German pancakes with buttermilk syrup, so I made some.
GERMAN PANCAKES. Yum! It calls for a lot of eggs, which suits us pretty well as we are starting to swim in eggs now that more chickens are laying!
I also made my mother in law's recipe for sugar cookies! I MEANT to half the recipe, but I accidentally got excited with the eggs and put in the amount for the full recipe. So....I ended up with a TON of sugar cookies! I'm not complaining...they are delicious! Thanks mother in law!!! :)
I also thought I would try my hand at making pierogies. We usually buy Mrs. T's pierogies from Wal-Mart, but we thought it would be fun to try to make our own. I used This Recipe mixed with some info from another pierogi recipe. The other recipe said to add some sour cream and I thought that might be a good addition. I also halved the recipe, but that still made me end up with about a billion pierogies...You'll see.
First, I made the mashed cheesy potatoes. I used about 2 and a half pounds of red skinned potatoes and about 10 ounces of mild cheddar cheese, grated. I don't know if you have heard of this, but apparently if you put a wooden spoon over a boiling pot it will not boil over. In this case it is totally completely true. I would have had quite the mess on my hands. Observe...
Then you add the cheese and smash it all together...YUM! I added some salt and pepper because potatoes like salt and it helped the flavor quite a bit. And sour cream, like I said. Why have I never made cheesy mashed potatoes before that day?
Here's what it looked like when I was rolling them out...these are my first few.
It was definitely an adventure! And now I have a freezer full of pierogies to show for it. Yum! Will I make them again? I'm not sure...
Next up...Lego Christmas houses! Yay! I better hurry and build them though, only 5 days til Christmas! Or is it 4?...I dunno.