Saturday, October 20, 2012
In yesterday's blog I mentioned that I might make galumki's with a huge head of cabbage I bought at the market. I was extremely surprised that some people id not know what they are! In my community, we have Polish, French, Dutch, and German settlements. They all make up an area of about fifteen square miles.
Polish people probably comprise about 2/3 of this area. I learned to cook a lot of their foods when I worked at the hospital. Galumki's are stuffed cabbage. Pierogies are stuffed dough.. Usually with leftover mashed potatoes, cheese, onions. I learned some of the foods from a Polish family that lived behind us.
I have heard of Colcannon, but have never tried it or made it. It sound delicious!
DD hates cabbage, so this nutritious cabbage soup will be just for me. She will sometimes eat coleslaw, but very seldom.
I make mine with diced pineapple and apples in it.
We actually went to the fruit market specifically for apples, as Michigan is a major source of the nation's supply. This market usually has about ten varieties for about $.69/lb. This year, earlier, we got about five kinds and they are all gone. Yesterday, they had three kinds and Honey crisps were $1.99/lb, the delicious, yellow delicious and mac's were $.99/lb. The latter three types LOOKED like they had already been victims of the hard frost, been pecked at by birds, and been rolled out the door to the truck! No thanks. I still have a few for my crockpot baked apples.
Going to visit a co-worker this morning to see her baby girl who is a week old today. Karissa Marie. Tossing out junk from the basement and cleaning is the rule of today. and soup making.