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Foodie Friday: Chelsea's Bacon-Wrapped Perogies




Happy Friday, Foodie Friday! We have made it to the end of yet another week. Although this weekend isn’t as exciting as hosting an event on the farm, we have some fun things happening. My dear friend, Jenna, aka The A-Team, Rock Star, Queen Jenna, and Eric’s Mini-Me, will represent us at Commonplace Coffee’s Mother’s Day Pop-Up at 1176 Grant Street, Indiana, Pa. 15701, from 10-3 tomorrow, May 13th. If you missed our Springtime at the Farm event, you can catch up with us at Commonplace Coffee. Coffee and soap, does it get any better? I mean, donuts make everything better, especially coffee, but it’s still a good mix.


We have a small get-together with friends this weekend. I will be making bacon-wrapped perogies to take to our gathering. I was introduced to this delicious bacon-wrapped treat at Thanksgiving. One of my favorite cousins brought his new girlfriend to our Thanksgiving dinner. If you know my cousin, Zach, bringing a girl…well, anywhere…is a pretty big deal. Not only is this young woman a fantastic person, but she is also an excellent cook. Chelsea made bacon-wrapped perogies with homemade blue cheese dressing, and everyone raved about them. She was kind enough to share her recipe with me, minus the blue cheese dressing.


This recipe has become my go-to recipe for potlucks and gatherings. No matter the crowd or event, I always go home with an empty container when I share Chelsea’s bacon-wrapped perogies. Eric and I hope Chelsea becomes a permanent fixture at family gatherings…insert a wink. Without further adieu, Chelsea’s Bacon Wrapped Perogies. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.


Chelsea’s Bacon-Wrapped Perogies


1 lb. Bacon Cut Each Strip Into Three Even Sections

2 Boxes of Frozen Mini Perogies (I like Gosia’s Perogies from Ligonier Country Market)

½ Cup Brown Sugar


Directions:


Heat the oven to 425 degrees.

Spray a cookie sheet or glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

Wrap each perogy with a section of bacon.

Place wrapped perogy on a baking dish with bacon seam down.

Sprinkle perogies with brown sugar.

Cover the perogies with aluminum foil.

Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Serve hot with a side of blue cheese dressing.


Blue Cheese Dressing


½ Cup Full Fat Sour Cream

½ Cup Helman’s Mayonaise

¼ Cup Half and Half

1 Cup Crumbled Blue Cheese

1 Tbls. Lemon Juice

¼ Tsp. Worcestershire Sauce

1/8 Tsp. Garlic Powder

1 Tsp. Sugar

1/8 Tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar

Salt and Pepper To Taste


Directions:


Whisk all ingredients together until smooth, except the blue cheese.

Using a rubber spatula, gently fold blue cheese into the dressing.

Chill and serve.


Chelsea’s bacon-wrapped perogies are delightfully simple and delicious. Stay safe, be smart, enjoy good food, and keep washing your hands on this gorgeous Friday.

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