The God who sees ME

The God who sees ME

El Roi is my favorite name of God because it means the God who sees. He sees me. He wants to have a relationship with me and wants to know every detail of me life even though He is KING of the Universe. He is so good to me. He is my Lord and Savior. Nothing shall separate me from His love. He is All that I need and MORE!


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Polish Cuisine - My heritage!

Colleen Jordan and Kimberly Krause

Professor Joan Bruckwicki
ENGL 1301.I01
December 17, 2015
Polish Cuisine
Many people have tried various ethnic foods from around the world, but one that frequently is overlooked and forgotten about is Polish food. Poland has a long history in Eastern Europe, and with that comes a very delicious and plentiful culinary history.  Polish food consists of various meats, especially chicken and pork, assorted vegetables, many spices, and different types of noodles. The citizens of the country enjoy spending time with their family and friends over meals meticulously prepared for many hours, sometimes days.
Cabbage rolls are one of the most popular dishes in Polish cuisine. The filling is made with ground beef, rice, garlic, and tomatoes cooked and mixed. The cabbage leaves have to be a precise shape and size. It is best to look for the biggest head of cabbage, but not too big as it needs to fit in a huge pot to boil. Then as each leaf boils and softens, it is carefully pulled off and prepared to stuff. Each roll is wrapped by hand and then layered in a huge roaster pan to bake in the oven. Cabbage rolls could be seen as poor man’s food, but to some, they mean comfort and love of a family.
Another favorite dish often requested by connoisseurs of Polish food are pierogies, which can be prepared in many different fashions. A pierogi is a dumpling that is filled with meat, vegetable or sweet filling that is covered by dough. A typical mixture is a mashed potato that is mixed with cheese, and then fried in a butter sauce and topped with bacon. Pierogies are popular in Polish culture due to the wide variety of ways to serve the meal, which could be based on the season of the year or what is available to the chef.
Polish desserts are very delicious sweet pastries such as kolache pastries or angel wings. Kolaches, which have grown in popularity in the United States as well, are made of pastry dough filled with some decadent jam of different flavors and sprinkled with powdered sugar to garnish. Angel wings do live up to their name, as they are light and fluffy in texture, and pleasantly and subtly sweet. The Polish make them by frying strips of pastry dough and sprinkling them with powdered sugar. Different in texture, but the taste is similar to the American cruller donut.

Anyone can love Polish cuisine. There is a vast array of meals that can cater to anyone’s appetite. The Polish diet satisfies a person’s savory or sweet tooth, with multiple dishes incorporating meats, vegetables, fruits, loaves of breads, and sweets. Along with a variety of dishes, they cook with many styles, such as frying, stewing, fermenting, and baking. Even though the food is delicious and the ingredients are excellent, the camaraderie, chatter, and laughter can be heard in every kitchen. The food of Poland is something that everyone should try and enjoy at least once!