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Christmas Eve / Wigilia
Our family fasts till the first star of the night is shown.
At which point we start our Traditional Christmas Dinner.
Oplatek is shared by each guest having a piece each and we go to each other and wish good health and happiness take a piece from each others, eat, then hug and kiss them.
Then having this we pray for the meal, those with us and those deceased.
Always an extra table setting.
Herring (one of the many fishes we enjoy this Eve)is the starter and we place each on a fork and click with each other and eat. As if a toast!
Then, yes we to do Grand Champagne
toasts all night! Hic Up!
Oh my!! TOTAL COMFORT FOOD! Hot Gooey, Creamy peanut butter and jelly with melted chocolate, What more can you ask for! Oh yes filled into a soft tender dough when fried nice and buttery crisp! I came up with these when we made pierogies this year and had left over dough. I asked my Daughter if she had any preserves, then Peanut butter lightly mixed them together and then asked for chocolate chips and she had mini ones which worked out great!!!! THE REST IS HISTORY! The filling is an estimate so be gentle on your reviews! Please do use my dough Potato Pierogi [peer-OH-gee] or your favorite Pierogi - Peanut Butter and Jelly Pierogi's [peer-Oh-Gee]
My Babci`s recipe
A must for Wigilia
Barszcz Beet Soup
For Christmas Eve be sure to use a Vegetable Broth in Wild About Creamy Wild Mushroom Soup as for no meat is eaten.
A great after dinner drink Hot Vodka with Honey (Krupnik) is drank warm or chilled.
A dessert treat Polish Rum Balls
After the meal is complete and if we remember or if not to tipsy from the champange we each pull a straw (hay) from under the tablecloth and the one with the longest has extra luck for the year!
Old-Fashioned Homemade Eggnog
Creamy Eggnog Punch with Spiced Rum
Mulled Spiced Wine
Raise your glasses to salute one another
"Na Zdrowie” (to our health),
"Stolat, (100 years)"