Tuesday, December 11, 2007

BOBCHEEKS IS HERE!

My mother in law arrived tonight from Poland for Christmas. No, her name is not Bobcheeks--my girls
call her Babcia (pronounced Bob-cha) because that means Grandma in Polish. My niece pronounces
the name Bobcheeks, so that's what we are calling her behind her back. Just kidding, that's what we
are calling her when she's out of earshot. Just kidding! We all call her Babcia and she loves it.

She liked the bear in the airport and all of the mounted animals because it is now illegal to own a
mount in Poland. I know what you're thinking-umm, why? I was thinking the same thing, but forgot
to ask her. I'll let you know when I find out.

I can't wait for her to start cooking. The poor woman just flew from Poland to Copenhagen to Seattle
to Alaska and I'm ready to put her to work in my kitchen. What can I say? She is an amazing cook with
the ability to make 3 meals from one skinny little chicken--no kidding. I will be posting the cooking
of her trademark dishes like Mushroom Pierogi--double yum! ALL of her recipes use very few ingredients
and none of them are packaged, pre-cooked or boxed. The ultimate from-scratch cook is staying in
my house!

The last picture is my family with Bobcheeks, me being on the far left. It was crowded at the airport
tonight because the boys and girls high school basketball teams were flying out for their games. Yep,
around here if you want to go anywhere it's either a boat, a plane or swimming. I don't recommend the
swimming.


8 comments:

Mapper said...

Cool! The TRUE lady of the house oin a picture! With a moose above her head no less! Neat picture. Beautiful girls too, and the BOBCHEEKS name cracks me up. I love pierogies! My mom used to make home made one when I was a kid! Looking forward to that recipe.

pam

LadiesoftheHouse said...

Thanks Pam--Pierogis are my favorites and I do make them but they never taste as good as hers. We will be going through a lot of cabbage too, I hope the stores here can keep up with the demand!

Kris

pam said...

Do you need me to ship you some?! hahahaha

Imagine the postal service employees... me walking in while bags of cabbage... "I need to overnight this to Alaska!"

Enjoy the time with you MIL!

LadiesoftheHouse said...

We shouldn't laugh--people have chicks shipped up here! Can you imagine the cost to ship cabbage? LOL

Kris

Mapper said...

My cousin that lives in Petersburg has told me some horror stories of trying to get stuff to the island. I admit, I never gave much thought to cabbage though! I love cabbage, and will think of you always from now on when I eat it... and see so much of it in the grocery store!!!!

LadiesoftheHouse said...

I love cabbage too--within reason that is. I just found an old recipe for chocolate cake made with saurkraut (I don't know how to spell that) that I am going to try. The lady I got it from claims it is the moistest cake you will ever eat and nobody can ever tell it has cabbage in it!

Kris

Our Red House said...

Ooh, I wish I could come and taste her cooking.

Your own cooking looks amazing too. I'd love to try one of those delicious bagels.

Thank you also for sharing the history of those vases. I had never seen lady's heads until I first saw your blog.

LadiesoftheHouse said...

Yes her cooking is a treat. She made Kopitka the day before yesterday and Golampki (meat & rice cabbage rolls) today. She doesn't make desserts though and that's O.K. because that's what I like to do!

Do try your hand at making the bagels Kate--they were surprisingly easy and so delicious.

Kris