Saturday, December 24, 2011

Pierogi, Braised Carrots, Green Beans, Pear & Celery Soup, Cheddar Biscuits, Nog Cookies, Clothespin Pastries, World Peace Cookies

Dinner 12/24

Pierogi (Potato & Smoked Maitake Mushroom)

Braised Carrot

Green Beans

Pear & Celery Soup with Fried Leeks

Cheddar Biscuits


Nog Cookies

Clothespin Pastries

World Peace Cookies

This is why we made/froze so many Pierogi when we bought those huge maitake mushrooms over the summer -- we knew the holiday season would require these pierogies to be complete, and they did not disappoint. ;)

To start, Liz made a delightfully creamy soup of poached pears and braised celery topped with fried leeks that was paired with a cheddar biscuit (zested Sheese).

To round out the evening, a classic trio of cookies/pastries: the always elegant Clothespin Pastries (puff pastry filled with a buttercream frosting), World Peace Cookies (adapted from Dorie Greenspan) and the two part Nog Cookies (adapted from Tish Boyle).

Here's a close-up of the Clothespin Pastries.

Then we opened presents: I got a huge box of odd cookbooks from my sister-in-law. ;)

Also, here's the mushroom plates without the pierogies on them...

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