Thursday, October 22, 2009

Happy Belly

I'm so excited. I just consumed some super-scrumptious fresh kielbasa and potato-and-cheese pierogi for lunch (with sour cream and sauteed onions of course!). My maternal grandmother used to make the most delicious Polish dinners (God rest her soul), and I thought I'd never enjoy great kielbasa again. But recently my mom and I found a local Polish deli owner whose fare comes really close to Grandma Helen's. The deli is thirty minutes away, but well worth the trip. Yay! I just had to share. You either understand or you don't. I get that. :)

8 comments:

jordin said...

I understand!!! And wish that i had something even 30 mins away from here! (that takes us out of our town and to another... that's how small town we are!)

Beth said...

Yum!! I totally get it! My grandpa was from Poland and he was a fantastic cook :)

Nicole said...

I understand!!! YUM!! We are from Toledo OH and my uncles would make it from scratch! We miss it dearly living in Amarillo, Texas.

Diane said...

Yes, yes, yes! I completely understand your blissful belly. Promise we can meet there the next time I'm in town. One of the best meals I ever had was at a little B&B in Poland...I could have eaten 50 of those perfect pierogi. If I lived there, I would be enormous. :)

Sharon said...

I understand! Although one of my favorites is Slovenian sausage. It's a little more garlic than the Polish. (I am half Polish/half Slovenian.) My grandmother used to buy sausage and smokies 30 minutes away in the "old neighborhood" (read "bad neighborhood") and I wouldn't go there to get them. Recently, a deli about 5 minutes away started carrying it, my mom stumbled upon it, and its even better than the one my grandmother used to buy! The smell of them cooking brings back memories every time!

Mary said...

I get it! My grandparents were from Germany and I miss Grandma Steucken's pork roast, as well as her sausage with kraut.
Her bread was the best! I still have trouble with the stollen that is traditional for Christmas morning. Maybe one year I will get it right.
Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

KC said...

I drive one hour to get authentic, good Korean food. Of course, it's to my mother's but it's well worth it!

We'll also drive that far for great Texas BBQ.

Erika said...

I understand that!! I wish I could have joined you.