Our Annual Easter Feast

The buffet ready for devouring.

The buffet ready for devouring.

In a little less than a week, Jeff and I will be waking up early to start our annual tradition of making my family’s pierogies for lots and lots of friends for Easter.   We will hand form each one on Sunday morning and line them up in neat little rows ready for boiling, all the while teasing each other about our very different techniques and Jeff will insist that his seal is stronger.  Mine will be fat and round and his will be long and skinny… I don’t think I have to state the obvious here… it never fails to make me laugh.    This party is my absolute favorite to throw every year.  We have a wonderful energetic egg hunt followed by a simple, heavy and delicious meal that always makes me think of my family.    Here are some photos from last year! 

Aunt Anna's Easter Bread rising.

Aunt Anna’s Easter Bread rising.

Nesting doll eggs waiting for more decoration!  I used food color pens to add patterns to their scarves.

Nesting doll eggs waiting for more decoration! I used food color pens to add patterns to their scarves.

Teaching G all about making bread!

Teaching G all about making bread!

Pierogi forming shenanigans.

Pierogi forming shenanigans.

The finished egg ladies ready for some horseradish.

The finished egg ladies ready for some horseradish.

They take so long to form...but they are OH SO worth it!

They take so long to form…but they are OH SO worth it!

Bread.  Need I say more?

Bread. Need I say more?

The dessert!  A naked buttermilk cake with stabilized whipped cream. berries, kumquats and edible flowers.

The dessert! A naked buttermilk cake with stabilized whipped cream. berries, kumquats and edible flowers.

If you can see past that adorable face, I chose plastic chalkboard eggs for the egg hunt so I could skip the candy and fill them with colored chalk instead.

If you can see past that adorable face, I chose plastic chalkboard eggs for the egg hunt so I could skip the candy and fill them with colored chalk instead.

I plan on taking this photo every year until he is 21. I hope he doesn't mind.

I plan on taking this photo every year until he is 21. I hope he doesn’t mind.

Here’s the menu every year (one day I promise I will type up all the recipes!):

  • Potato Pierogi
  • Sauerkraut Pierogi
  • Sauteed Buttery Onions
  • Pierogi “Sauce”
  • Kielbasa
  • Ham
  • Hardboiled Eggs with Horseradish
  • Aunt Anna’s Easter Bread

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