This is a familiar dish to most people, as pierogies are becoming a favored food in multicultural cuisines. You can find the cheddar cheese and potato version in the frozen boxed-meals section in practically any grocery store today. More commonly, they are known as dumplings, with a filling. The version of pierogies I’m posting today appears to be on the dessert side of food, but like with crepes, pierogies have endless filling variations. And may be a salty dish, with meat or vegetables, or a sweet dish with fruit or curd cheese. On either end of the spectrum, pierogies have always been served as the main course, regardless of the filling.
This staple food holds a great sentimental value in the common Slavic culture. Strawberry Pierogies often fills folks with nostalgia, tender memories and feelings of their childhood and upbringing. In my personal experience, it represented a special treat – a blessed time – when my mom made this meal for us. It meant an abundance in crop, happy summer days, or simply just mom wanting to treat her children to a delicious treat. One that not a single child (in a large family) would refuse or leave leftovers. They may be made year round, and to me they simply represent love, happiness and family unity. Its tradition!
My mom had a certain way