Crowd-Pleasing Summer Entertaining
It’s officially summer and we couldn’t be happier! If you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, game night or TV show marathon with friends this summer, it’s helpful to have a plan in mind before diving in head first with entertaining.
Consider these tips and recipes featuring Mrs. T’s Pierogies that can help make planning a breeze and allow you to kick back and enjoy the fun alongside your guests:
- Master the Music. Set the mood as soon as your guests walk in with an upbeat playlist.
- Add a Creative Twist to Your Menu. When you’re craving something real and satisfying – but want to keep things simple – reach for an option like Mrs. T’s Pierogies. Available in 16 varieties, including mini-size, these pasta shells, filled with creamy whipped potatoes, are loaded with flavor and perfect served alone or as part of creative recipes like a Farmers Market Mini Pierogy Salad.
- Create Self-Serve Stations. Arrange a buffet-style table to allow your guests to help themselves to food. It’s a simple way to ensure you get to enjoy yourself. Just remember to provide the necessary fixings at each station. We love At Home With Natalie’s Pierogies Bar idea!
- Bust Out Some Games. Whether it’s a game night or just a get-together with friends, keep games like cornhole or bocce ball on-hand to keep your soiree upbeat.
If you need some more inspiration, here’s the perfect summer recipe:
Mini Pierogy Slider Kabobs
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
- 1 box Mrs. T’s Mini Classic Cheddar Pierogies
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- kosher salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon minced red onion
- 4 deli slices Colby Jack cheese, quartered
- 4-6 skewers
- 14 pieces curly leaf lettuce
- 7 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 14 cornichon pickles
1. Heat indoor grill pan to medium heat. Toss pierogies with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through. Remove.
2. In medium bowl, combine ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, onion, salt and pepper. Form into 14 equal sized patties.
3. Heat large, cast-iron pan over medium-high heat. Cook patties 3-4 minutes per side. Add one slice of cheese to each during last minute of cooking to melt. Remove and cool slightly to handle.
4. To assemble: skewer one pierogy flat-side down, then one piece of lettuce, tomato, pickle, burger and another pierogy, flat-side down, to sandwich it all together. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
For more recipes perfect for summer entertaining, visit MrsTsPierogies.com.
Mrs. T’s Pierogies is a member of the National Frozen and Refrigerated Foods Association.
About Mrs. T’s Pierogies
In 1952, Ted Twardzik Sr. dreamt of starting a food company inspired by his mother’s pierogy recipe. He remembered how popular the Polish dumplings were at church festivals and thought people would likely buy them. Later that year, Ted sold the very first pierogy samples to his local grocery store in Shenandoah, PA, and to honor his mother Mary Twardzik – the Mrs. T – he called his company Mrs. T’s Pierogies. Now, more than 60 years later, Mrs. T’s Pierogies is the largest producer of frozen pierogies, producing 600 million pierogies a year.