We are stranded in our house. My hubby went out at about 8:00 this morning and thank goodness he has a big honking gas eating truck, because even Calgary Trail had not been plowed. He barely made it home. He strung rope to our garage so I can go out there and have a smoke, without getting lost in the blizzard. HA!
We went from no snow to this, all in a matter of hours:
Our Christmas decorations are totally buried in a snow bank, except for some reindeer ears sticking up.
Good day to make perogies for Christmas Eve. First you make mashed potatoes, save the potato water for the dough. Then you add the cheese, while the potatoes are still warm.
I am also making potato/sauerkraut/onion/bacon perogies for my Dad. The most important part is the dough:
7.5 cups potato water
1 cup oil
3 beaten eggs
12 cups flour
add 10 more cups flour.
Any unused dough can be frozen.
Go back in time and think about what our pioneer women had to use in the dead of winter before refrigeration and easy travel. They had fresh milk/cream/butter, flour, potatoes, garlic, onions, and sauerkraut. They created a delicious meal for their families from nothing. We still enjoy it today. Too bad so many people just go to the nearest grocery store and buy them now (rubber). Do people really buy frozen macaroni and cheese dinners instead of making it from scratch?
While making perogies, I slap together dessert. My family is not big on sweets, my boys will grab a carrot before a piece of cake, but every time I make this it disappears in under two days. It's easy and delicious.
While making all those perogies, we are listening to our all time favorite PM sing:
Even my "doesn't care about politics" hubby wanted to hear that, ONE MORE TIME!