Many Hands Make Light Work


We gathered recently for a good old fashioned working bee.  Daughter (in law) #3 had made too much perogy filling for another get together that she had hosted and invited a gang over to use it up.

We set up different work stations: one to stir the dough for the outside, another to cut the dough, a multi-person station to fill the wrapper and another to package the finish product. 

Not what ours looked like

Son #1’s first ever home-made perogy!

Now here’s where we went amiss. I had a whole stack of won-ton wrappers at home in my freezer and I brought them along to speed the project along.  Had we also set up a boiling station, I think the end result would have been more successful because my perogy portion got overly soft and a bit gummy before I could serve them as a meal.  Hindsight is 20/20 as they say.

We even got out our Baba aprons.

What a lovely way to pass an evening.  Son #1, Daughter #1, Goddaughter #2, Sister #3, Daughter (in law) #3 as I had mentioned and me.   There was pizza, wine,  good conversation and great laughs and we all went home with a packet of our accomplishment.  I’m thinking they knew what they were doing in the “olden days”.

My Mom is the Peroqy Queen-ask anyone who has ever tasted her’s.  Now I am pretty sure that everyone thinks that their Mom holds this title.  If so, send me your Mom’s recipe and I’ll test against my Mom’s:

2 1/2 c flour

1/2 t salt

3/4 c warm water

2 T oil

1 well beaten egg

After mixing, let the dough to rest in the fridge or an hour or so before rolling out.  I have also used a pasta roller for this process with great success. 

Kath’s quote:  “Food is a subject of conversation more spiritually refreshing even than the weather, for the number of possible remarks about the weather is limited, whereas of food you can talk on and on and on.”-A.A. Milne

Love endures.

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6 Comments to

“Many Hands Make Light Work”

  1. Avatar November 17th, 2010 at 10:21 am Jenny-Leigh Says:

    I actually really liked the won-ton wrapper ones! The filling is my favorite part, so the “lightness” of the wrapper was great.

  2. Avatar November 17th, 2010 at 10:26 am kath Says:

    Thank you for your comment “Baba”. Perhaps I left mine too long before consuming.

  3. Avatar November 17th, 2010 at 10:46 am alana (at) the food Says:

    maybe your baba’s recipe and my baba’s recipe need to go head to head! although i think all of us think our baba’s make the best perogies

  4. Avatar November 17th, 2010 at 10:54 am kath Says:

    you’re on…and I finally got your link up (I hope)

  5. Avatar November 17th, 2010 at 12:42 pm caroline Says:

    When we make them it is about 3 times the dough that you make (= 7-8 dozen perogies)… Isaya’s Baba was a true boil and freeze lady- 2 dozen for dinner, 6 in the freezer that way she always had some for guests or when the whole family came over.

  6. Avatar November 17th, 2010 at 12:46 pm kath Says:

    Willing to share Isaya’s Baba’s recipe?

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