I trust everyone had a wonderful Easter. We certainly did. There were 13 here. We feasted on our traditional Ukrainian/ Russian/ Polish fair.
There was Kielbasa Sausage, Stuffed Beignet with toppings of strawberries, sour cream & maple syrup, Chive & Potato stuffed Pierogi's, Bagels & Lox with Cream Cheese, Honey & Brown Sugar glazed Ham, Sausage Egg & Cheese Casserole, Deviled Eggs, Coconut Cake & a wonderful Bread Pudding with Bourbon Glaze from my neighbor's (Bill & Kayla) who shared Easter with us this year. We also had a friend of my husbands (Jeff Leo) who shared the holiday as well. It was a fabulous time had by all. But the most fun was having the grands here! They loved their special table (that was changed up a bit from the pictures) and we loved seeing them hunting for the 100+ eggs hidden in our front yard.
BEIGNET-(ben YEY) (not to be mistaken with the traditional New Orleans deep fried Beignet) A European thin egg crepe. Made with whole eggs, flour, sugar & milk. It is made by pouring the beaten batter in a hot buttered pan whirling around until it coats the pan. It is cooked until light, fluffy & the edges just brown. It is then filled with a mixture of Farmers Cheese, egg, sugar & butter. Then the beignet is folded & returned to the pan to fry again and is then served with fresh crushed fruit, sour cream & syrup.
PIEROGI- (peh raw hee) A traditional Polish dumpling filled with savory of sweet fillings. Traditional fair is cabbage, potatoes, sauteed onions, cheeses, sauerkraut, plums, blueberries & mincemeat's. The dumplings are filled and then pinched together much like a wonton. They are then placed in boiling, salted water to cook. Sometimes drained and pan fried in butter and served with sour cream.