Yesterday morning my dad made plattar, or Swedish pancakes, for breakfast.  Swedish pancakes are somewhat similar to crepes.  They are a thin pancake that is traditionally filled with lingonberry jam, although we fill them with all kinds of jelly and fruit.  We used to make them fairly often, but recently we have forgotten them.  This recipe came from my family, as we are part Swedish.


Mom’s pancake, filled with peaches




Making more




I picked this jelly for my second pancake


All rolled up






Yesterday I decided to make pierogi.  Pierogi, for those of you who are wondering, are a traditional Polish dumpling filled with either fruit, mashed potatoes, meat, or a mixture of mushrooms and sauerkraut.  We make ours with sauerkraut and mushrooms.  We love pierogi!  I made pierogi once with my grandmother years ago and it was so fun to make them.  Making and eating them brought back memories for me.  They turned out fairly well, almost like my grandmother made.  The recipes I have now were written from memory, so a lot of the details are missing.  Mom and I had to remember them.  Now I have some pointers for next time.

And, of course,  I took pictures!


The rounds of dough with the filling


Ready to be flash frozen


The finished product – Yum!