In other news, I was at a multicultural potluck party earlier, to which I had taken a dish of fried perogies. They were a hit, and one Russian girl asked me for the recipe. For a moment I was tempted to say, "Well, you get some flour, some salt and some sour cream..." but then I decided to just go for the truth. I think she was slightly disappointed when I said, "Well, first you buy a bag of frozen perogies, then you defrost them and then you fry them and finally you drizzle melted butter over them! Ta-da!"
The trick is to buy really good quality perogies, not those crappy no-name ones, and don't EVER waste your money on Safeway brand perogies! I am partial to "Three cheese" perogies by Cheemo. My sister's kids won't eat them because they're not bland enough. From now on I'm going to use those kids as a sort of reverse barometer of what's truly tasty. If they don't like something, then that means I should definitely try it.