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Old 02-09-2008, 09:15 PM   #1
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Can I ask a quick question - (a) cribbage and (b) pirogies - what are they? I think I have heard of pirogies - are they like samosas?

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Old 02-09-2008, 10:01 PM   #2
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Hi, Cath. Even though I don't play it, cribbage is a card game that includes a board with pegs that is used to keep score. Pirogies are dumplings that are filled with meat or veggies.

As for cribbage, perhaps one of our mods can enlighten your more.

When it comes to pirogies, I think Charlie D would be a good source of information.
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Old 02-09-2008, 10:06 PM   #3
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Pirogies are commonly made with a cheese, potato, and onion filling and if you are lucky you can find them filled with potato and sauerkraut! They are a noodle type dumpling with the above-mentioned filling. They are cooked in water then browned in a skillet.

Cribbage - it's been years but Katie E pretty much described what it involves.
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Old 02-09-2008, 10:35 PM   #4
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Cribbage is a card game which involves counting to 15 and 31 with A FULL DECK OF cards. It's usually played with 2 people although it can be played with 3. Each player is dealt 6 cards, two of which are put into the "crib" which into counted until the end of each round. The points for the crib go to the dealer as players take turns dealing.

Perogies/Pierogi/Pirohi are really common in my province. We have a lot of Ukrainean folks. It's a half cicle shape, made with unleavened dough and stuffed. They are most commonly boiled and served with butter and onions although pan fried are another choice. I don't care for sour cream on them although some do. Mashed potato-cheddar is the basic kind although I've had them with bacon as well. If you don't have homemade here, frozen are available in the grocery store.
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Old 02-09-2008, 10:38 PM   #5
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15?? Dang......
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Old 02-09-2008, 10:56 PM   #6
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pierogies are the pot stickers/wontons/gyoza/ravioli/stuffed dumplings of eastern europe.

the most common kind are potato and cheese, potato and onion, or a type of sauerkraut (for the stuffing). they can be served boiled; in fact, the name itself derives from the word for "boiled stuff".

but the best way, imo, is boiled and fried/poached in butter with sweated onions and than dollop of sour cream with chives.
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Old 02-09-2008, 11:02 PM   #7
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Cribbage is a card game which involves counting to 15 and 31 with cards. ...
Humm ... counting to 15 with 31 cards? No wonder I'm math challenged! My grandmother used to play cribbage - and she is the one who started teaching me to count!!!!!
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Old 02-09-2008, 11:04 PM   #8
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I have never played cribbage, nor have I eaten perogies. But I'd rather eat perogies than play cribbage.
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Old 02-10-2008, 01:22 AM   #9
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We could eat perogies while playing cribbage... if the math starts to frustrate you, take it out on the perogies!
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Old 02-10-2008, 01:30 AM   #10
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Crib is fun!! You get points for pairs, runs, 15's and during play 15, 31, pairs and runs. Points also for right jacks or turning a jack up. Play till 121 points. Should be fast paced. Only time ever used the board though is on the PC. Normally just use the back of an envelope (recycle!!) and a pen. No shuffling involved which is ideal for me as I suck at shuffling!!! (People used to laugh.... :-( )

If it is a thin piece of dough with filling in, it has my name on it too!!! Whatever the culture!! (Although maybe not from some of those canabalistic cultures! LOL)
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