Thursday, January 15, 2009

Pierogies

I am sad that it is my last day working from home :( I really have enjoyed being able to control the flow of my day! Sighhhhh. Any who- enough whining!

Did you enjoy your Thursday? I got to work early early again. I took a break to take Body Pump and then finished off my day. After work, I cleaned the house and got my oil changed. The best part about the place where I get my oil changed is that it is connected to a Starbucks ;)

Tonight I made an easy, easy dinner (I'm not sure you can even call this making dinner haha). I boiled up some Mrs. T's MINI Pierogies. Before I went to Penn State, I had never even heard of pierogies. My freshman year roommate introduced me to them and ever since then, I get a craving for them once or twice a year. Basically its like a ravioli but instead of just cheese inside, there is potato and cheese (or onion, or broccoli...there are a bundle of varieties):


I also boiled up some edamame and corn to serve with the pierogies. My bowl:

And baked up a piece of Chicken to add to Josh's bowl:

I also ended up adding some chickpeas to both (not pictured). It was very yummy. You can also fry the pierogies, but I prefer them boiled!
Time for a shower and some relaxing! Weekend plans???


45 comments:

Megan said...

omg, when i first learned to use the microwave properly I used to LIVE on those pierogies! who knew they came in mini?!

Becca said...

Haha, keeping warm is my only plan!

I bet Frank will miss having you at home with him!

Fitnessista said...

they sell FROZEN pierogies?!? wait til i tell my friend renee.. she's polish and LIVES for those things!
i've got a fun weekend ahead with the girls :D hope yours is wonderful as well!

VeggieGirl said...

PIEROGIES!!!!! Nostalgia alert!!!! :-D


Hang in there with work!!

Krista said...

My hubby would LOVE that dinner!

We are going to see Monster Trucks this weekend! Should be fun!!! :)

just me said...

i've never heard of those before! i'll have to see if i can hunt them down! but do they always have cheese? lactose intolerance would make those no so great then...

and this weekend...i work, the whole thing...into next friday. oiy!

Laura said...

I haven't had pierogies in years! My mom used to buy them when I was a kid.

I'm going down to Raleigh to visit a friend this weekend, then I may look at some of the new model homes when I'm off on Tuesday.

dailygoods said...

my freshman year roomie introduced me to perogies too! they're good with sauteed onions and some sour cream! i've never seen the mini ones though, they are too cute!

shelby said...

I used to eat those ALL THE TIME! Not that brand but something just like that.

Can you tell I'm polish?! haha

ttfn300 said...

mmm, pierogies, i almost forgot i have some (homemade) ones in my freezer from xmas!! something to look forward to :) you definately have to try making these yourself sometime!

lborg said...

I've never heard of pierogies until now! Quick and yum dinners are definitely a good thing though! : )

That's so exciting about your parents!! I'm currently six hours away from mine (and my sister), so I understand that must be exciting!

You should definitely go to that movie and have some fun for me, haha ;) (We'll try to fit in at least a little fun, though! That suggestion of treating ourselves sounds nice)

Hope you have a wonderful Friday (even though you don't get to work from home)!

Mrs. LC said...

Haha I'm such a dork - I voted for Tina (Carrots n Cake) in the Boboli Pizza contest and the first thing I thought of when I saw "pierogies" was the pierogie pizza that's also a finalist. Are these just like a polish ravioli?

Anyway! Weekend plans may include a Orlando trip (we're a little over an hr away), and maybe a free comedy show on Sunday night. And it's a long weekend cuz hubby gets school (he's a teacher) off Monday for MLK day!

K said...

I LOVE pierogies!! There's a pretty big Polish population near Detroit and let me tell you - delish pierogies :)

Less than a week until Lost!!

B_Hlthy said...

my dad is part polish- I grew up in pittsburgh PA and had these Mrs T's all the time! I also went to Penn State Main freshman year!!!!
Did we already establish that? well if we did- i forgot and i did not rememeber you went there too! :-)

i asked the same thing on my blog about weekend plans before i checked your post! hee hee- I don't actually have plans at all!

I can't believe you can only walk frank 1/2 mile!! poor thing!
Jack cut his jaw on something- what I have no clue- I am terrified because it looks like a cancerous tumor.

so i will probably make a vet appointment this weekend

The Healthy Hostess said...

Pierogies are so good! I have not had them since I was little! What a great quick dinner idea!
:)

strongandhealthy said...

I used to have those pierogies all the time! Love how you mixed it with veggies and chicken! Have a wonderful night!

HangryPants said...

That is the brand Mark eats, too! I don't know - I just don't care for them like he does.

Meg said...

I used to eat those pierogies all the time! They are so yummy!

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

I don't think I've ever had pierogies. They sound goood! Ugh, our Whole Foods did not have the chocolate cherry Bumble Bars today. So wanted one after both you and Heather said they were the best. Bummer!

Weekend plans - treating my mom to a massage (by me) and lunch for her birthday on Saturday. We're leaving the hubbies behind for a girly day. :)

Aggie said...

We make these a lot, the kids LOVE them!! mmmm....

Bridget said...

I don't think I've had pierogies!! They sound delicious though, so I'm sure I'd love 'em. :) Bummer about going back to the office :(

eatingbender said...

The Polish girl in me loves pierogies! I haven't had them in ages, but I think I always had Mrs. T brand! I didn't know they made Minis - I'll have to look for those!

Too bad you can't continue working from home. But I'm glad that you enjoyed it while it lasted!

Weekend plans: celebrating BOBBY'S NEW JOB!!

Rose said...

Pierogies! A Pennsylvania classic!

Quinn said...

Mmmmm, Argentina had the BEST pierogies! I miss them! As for the weekend I am headed up to NY for my second bridal shower! Have a good night!

Jenn said...

Pierogies? I LOVE pierogies!!!

Nicci said...

Never heard or seen pierogies but they look yummy.

Apples and Butter said...

That is most definitely making dinner! Putting food on the table doesn't always have to be time consuming. Sounds like a great weeknight meal! What kind of analyst are you?

Gina said...

I also was a pierogie virgin until college! They're so yummy, I haven't had them in ages though!!

Marissa said...

Looks so yummy! I have a 3 day weeknd :) I think I am going to the lake with my family on Saturday so that should be TONS of fun!

My lunch soup was vegetarian store bought minestrone and my soup at dinner was homemade - def. loving the homemade soup more!

Juliet said...

Pierogies look good! How are they calorie wise, though?

Esi said...

I don't think I have ever had pierogies, but they sound kinda good. I'm going dancing tomorrow, I can't wait..it's been ages. Have a great Friday!

Amira said...

they look kewl- i've never heard of them, oh but i love the corn/edamame combo- yum!
I found somewhere in Australia that sells those bumble bars you were talking about, they only sold one flavor though- the chai & almonds. Anyway i'm really excited to try it thanks so much for showing me these bars- didn't even realise they existed before
Have an awesome day girlie

Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) said...

My weekend plans include hanging out with some bloggers and getting ready for school to start next week!

Sammie said...

I have never seen mini pierogies - how cute. I used to buy pierogies all the time but have not in a while - you just reminded me that I like them - thanks. This weekend we are going to a my nephews 3rd birthday party at some sort of playhouse - lots of noise and craziness.
I bought the Vita Coco at Whole foods.

Hilary said...

yumm I don't think I've ever had pierogies...they sure sound good though!I will definitely have to check that out!

A friend of mine will be in town this weekend so hopefully getting to have dinner with her! can't wait!

Jen (Running with Food) said...

I have never tried Pierogies, but have always glanced at them at the grocery. I should pick some up - they look great with your combination.

Have a good day, girl!

Meghann said...

I had never heard of perogies either until a roommate in college had them adn I tried them as well. I like to use them in place of ravioli for pasta dishes :)

jane said...

Oh pierogies! i'm from Pittsburgh, where we eat them all the time! Of course, I can't find any vegan varieties which stinks :(
Glad to hear you liked them though!

lauren said...

love, love pierogies!! so good.

Danielle said...

I haven't had pierogies in years, I'm going to have to pick some up soon. What a great idea, and a filling dinner I'm sure.

Fitness Surfer said...

My Thursday was great, I files all my receipts from 2008, ah nice to have that part of last year done =)

I’ve never heard of Pierogies. My hubby likes potato dumplings (gnocchi). He would totally love pierogies.

lauren said...

No 4 day weekend for me either - booo!

Diana said...

I've never actually had pierogies! They look super yum though. I may have to check out the ones at TJs one of these days!

Lori said...

Love pierogies! My husband has Polish blood in him so they were a big deal in his family. They are from Penn. Did I know you went to Penn State? I went to Purdue - gotta love the Big 10.

I tried making them from scratch once and they were just okay. I'm going to give it another shot some day.

Raspberry Runner said...

i've never heard of pierogies before! looks delicious though!