This last round of climate scare propaganda from the UN was a seriously big YAWN. So, while the greenies were partying it up in S. Africa....I wish I could afford to go there....I was home inventing holiday perogies! Much more productive I might add!
Then yesterday, I got restless and decided that I needed more perogies to take to my parents for Christmas, but I didn't want the usual cheese and potato, or sauerkraut ones. I give you Holiday Perogies:
The dough is the most important factor in creating awesome perogies. I have tried multiple recipes and I have finally found one that is easy to make and work with.
3 cups flour
1 cup potato water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup canola oil
Mix together and let rest, covered, for an hour. I usually double or triple the recipe.
Mashed potato, make sure you save the potato water for the dough.
Fry onions and garlic in butter
Fry mushrooms, drain
Strain sauerkraut, and chop
Melt Philly cream cheese in microwave
Fry bacon and chop into tiny pieces
Combine all ingredients, and use as the filling for the perogy. Stuff the dough with filling and put on cookie sheet, layer with wax paper, and freeze. I usually make the filling the day before, then you don't have to deal with filling that is too hot.
Even my Dogs With Wings puppy got into the action:
Remember our ancestors had limited resources, so even though potato and cottage cheese perogies are delicious, we have the ability to create an even better perogy. Use your imagination.