This is what came out of my mouth when, during an un-official poll today at work, I found out that no one there knew what a pierogie is. This is one of the most delicious pasta/potato Polish creations ever!
I am going to the 'rents house this weekend for some quality time with my mom. We're planning on making some pierogies from scratch. I'm definitely bringing some back for my co-workers to try. Who else out there hasn't had these before?
Yesterday was a big day of baking/cooking for me. My new Junior League cookbook inspired me. These Oatmeal Crisp cookies turned out so great. Of course, I'm sure the two sticks of butter had nothing to do with how great they taste! They are sweetened with coconut flakes. The best part - the recipe used only one measuring cup and two spoons. Talk about low maintenance.
For dinner - I went with the chicken and cheddar chowder. Three pots later and one pan later, I was wishing I had a cleaning crew in the back room.
This was also good, but I had to make a note in the margin because whoever wrote this recipe definitely had a taste for salt. I hate Progresso soup because of their saltiness. This called for 1 tbsp. I should've known better...you can always add more salt, not take away.
For the knitters who care, an update on the elf slippers. The curly toe is not difficult at all, it's just that I apparently don't know what the instep of the foot is. Odd that I should know anatomy being a PA and all. If the pattern called for "Pick up 4 stitches from the superior aspect of the foot," I may have caught on faster. I thanked the yarn store lady for her help, then bought this to ease my so-called-guilt from getting free help.
The Koigu is assigned to a pair of gloves. Can anyone guess what the red and white yarn is destined to become?