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Pierogi chefs needed!

March 22, 2011

Pierogi at Food Faire is as much a Mustang Lacrosse ritual as Sticks & Stones or a hard-fought game with El Toro or Tesoro!

We’re looking for parent “chef” volunteers to purchase and cook pierogi and bring them to school for the Faire where we represent Poland!

  • When? Food Faire is Wednesday, March 30 on THHS Upper Field.
  • What? You can buy and cook them for Food Faire. We found some in the freezer aisle at Vons and Alberstons recently. You can also simply donate $12 to help defray the pierogi costs for others. Or you can volunteer to cook donated pierogi.
  • Why? For school spirit — and the team profits by sharing proceeds of food sales with ASB.
  • What? We need to provide at least 500 pierogi for the Faire. We figure each volunteer can handle 4 dozen. (It’s a donation to the team that sells pierogi to THHS students during the Food Faire lunch!)
  • How? Boil them night before, place them in Ziploc-like container in refrigerator overnight. Fry them in butter until golden brown on Food Faire morning and wrap them in foil. Have player drop them at place/time TO BE DETERMINED before school.
  • Who? To volunteer, just click here to sign up … password at is “win4blue” or use contact form below to reach Mustang Pierogi Committee, Lynn Moore and Marianne Lansner!

Don’t know what a pierogi is? Pierogi (say “pi-ro-gi”) is an Eastern European dumpling most commonly filled with potato and cheese ingredients — it’s a popular food in many towns in the eastern U.S.:

  • Spelled — depending on ethnicity — perogi, perogie, pierogi, perogy, pirohi, piroghi, pirogi, pirogen, pierogy, pirohy, pyrohy.
  • Fillings? Mashed potatoes and cheese, cabbage, sauerkraut, peppers, ham, beef or mushrooms plus for the sweet tooth: cherry, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, peach, plum, apple or prunes.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates actually host “The Great Pierogi Race” between innings featuring four costumed, over-sized pierogi!
  • If you’re crazy enough to make ’em — here’s a recipe for Potato and Jalapeno Pepper Pierogi from Pierogies Plus in Pittsburgh!

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