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POLISH food night

Polish food night @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FLCULTURAL FOOD NIGHT — finally!  Tonight was POLISH food night!  Thanks especially to my Mother for her recipes and advice to START MONDAY (yesterday) … we barely finished by dinner time … the blessing of my wise Mother (and Mary, too).

making gołąbki @ Polish food night @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FLYesterday, we made the potato and cheese fillings, but spent most of the time working on the gołąbki (stuffed cabbage rolls).  Gołąbki is a hearty traditional Polish dish consisting of boiled cabbage leaves stuffed with ground beef, chopped onions, and rice or barley, baked in a spicy tomato sauce; similar to a Cabbage roll.  By the time we stopped on Monday, we only had 1.3 pans full of them (we needed 3).

making gołąbki @ Polish food night @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL making gołąbki @ Polish food night @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL making gołąbki @ Polish food night @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL 

Today, in the morning, we started the desert with Ramon, our Dominican cook.  The desert was makowiec, a poppy seed roll, with a glaze or powdered sugar.  By lunch time, we had 3 pans of golabki ready to bake (at least 2 hours needed).  After lunch, we got more help from Puerto Rico, Vietnam, Panama, Austria & more to stuff and pinch hundreds of pierogi (stuffed dumplings) with potato and cheese (seperate).

making pierogi @ Polish food night @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL making pierogi @ Polish food night @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL making pierogi @ Polish food night @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL

Final phase was the delicate rolling of the poppy seed roll desert, makowiec.  We made 5 rolls with some experience from Randy & Ramon (I looked very administrative = more watch, less work).  With an extra special Vodka topping, it came out AWESOME (in every aspect of its “being”, including ontologically).  We also served some hot kielbasa (sausage).

making makowiec, poppy seed cake @ Polish food night @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL making makowiec, poppy seed cake @ Polish food night @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL making makowiec, poppy seed cake @ Polish food night @ St John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, FL

Thank you to all who helped, especially my brothers in Christ (and Mom)!

  1. Anonymous
    February 19, 2009 at 8:04 am

    I love learing about poland

  2. February 24, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Are you planing on having Popielec for Ash Wednesday? I am not a very good cook of Herring. Thankfully, we have a local restaurant in Clearwater, that makes great Polish food. And I am hoping Brian will join our family tomorrow with Father at “The Pierogi Grill” after mass.
    —God Bless

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