Polish Recipes - Stuffed Cabbage and Kielbasa & Sauerkraut

Here are some great recipes for your 
Polish-theme Euchre Card Party!!

Polish Recipes
There is something about good cooks .... they frequently don't use a set recipe, but just "know" the amounts and "feel" of a recipe!! Unfortunately that is the case with these two great recipes. LoL When I asked my good friend who did the Polish pot luck for our daytime ladies Euchre group for her recipe, she said she just knows what to do. Fortunately, I was able to find a similar recipe online. This Stuffed Cabbage recipe from www.BestPolishRecipes.com seemed the perfect choice.

Stuffed Cabbage (Wolowe Golabki)
Polish Stuffed Cabbage
large head of cabbage
1.5 pound ground round or ground turkey
tomato paste
1 stick of margarine (optional)
1 onion
3/4 cup of rice
2 large carrots
salt and pepper

1. To prepare the stuffing, mix ground beef (or turkey) with cooked rice and shredded sauted onion. Add salt and pepper for flavor. Set the stuffing aside.

2. Place the head of cabbage in a large pot of slightly salted boiling water. The intent is to soften the cabbage with steam and water in order to peal off individual leaves without tearing them apart. Continue steaming and pealing leaves until your cabbage is almost gone. Do not dispose of the water.

3. Lower the heat under the pot to a minimum and line the bottom with about half of the sliced carrots and remaining parts of the cabbage head.

4. Using a knife, carefully remove the thick rib from the center of each leaf without puncturing it. Spread each individual leaf on hard surface such as a cutting board and place a large spoon of stuffing in the middle. The amount of stuffing really depends on the size of the leaf and personal preference.

5. Start with the bottom of the leaf Cover the stuffing by folding the bottom (thick) part of the leaf toward the center. Next, fold the two sides of the leaf toward the center. Lastly, hold the two sides with your fingers and continue rolling it on to itself.

6. When it is done, place golabki in the pot as well as the remaining sliced carrots. Pour watered-down tomato paste over everything. Add stick (or less) of margarine for extra flavor. Cover the pot and cook on low to medium hit for approximately 1.5 hours.

(See original recipe at www.TheBestPolishRecipes.com)

Kielbasa and Sauerkraut
Most years for our family gatherings my sister-in-law brings the Kielbasa and Sauerkraut dish below. It is SUCH a favorite for the family, we won't let her bring anything else!! Again when I asked her for the recipe, she said there is no set recipe but gave me a description of the ingredients and what she does. So I did my best to transcribe. I don't know if this is a "traditional" Polish Kielbasa and Sauerkraut because the sauerkraut is more sweet than sour ... but what I do know is it is REALLY delicious!!

Polish Kielbasa and Sauerkraut 
1 32oz jar of silverfloss sauerkraut (large jar)
1 pound of bacon
3 tablespoons of applesauce     

1 pound package of kielbasa
bacon grease


1. Rinse the sauerkraut before cooking. In a sauce pan cook the sauerkraut with 1/3 cup water for 30 minutes.

2. Cut the kielbasa in pieces and cook in a little water in frying pan.

3. Cook bacon and crumble 

4. Mix the kielbasa, sauerkraut, crumbled bacon, applesauce and add a little of the bacon grease together in a pan. 

5. Simmer on low heat for 1 hr. Stir occasionally. Can be put in a slow cooker after cooking to keep warm for serving.

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October Euchre Party Theme

Polish decorations
My daytime ladies Euchre group branched out from meeting in restaurants to having pot lucks some months. We are VERY thankful to the two members who are the only ones who have enough room to host all of us. These wonderful friends have generously opened their homes to the group and we ALWAYS have an enjoyable time!

Members have volunteered to be "hostess" for these months and have provided the main course and coordinated what everyone is bringing to the pot luck which gives me, the organizer, a bit of a break :-) They have come up with such creative ideas! One of my close friends in the group did a great job hosting a Polish month! We had Polish decorations, Polish candy and the BEST Polish food! You can do any ethnic theme such as Italian, Mexican, German or Irish. It's more fun when you add your own "special" touches ... use your imagination!!

Polish prize
 The hostess made deeeelicious Stuffed Cabbage and Keilbasa & Saurkraut!

She  added a special touch of bringing a "theme" item for one of the prizes. A Polish shot glass. It said

Na Zdrowie ( To Health ) & Sto Lat ( One Hundred Years)

... what a warm sentiment!

EuchreFun - FUN Euchre Ideas Giveaway

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FUN Euchre Ideas Giveaway!

EuchreFun is having a FUN Euchre Ideas Giveaway and you can enter!! Do you have a FUN idea that can be part of a Euchre Tournament or home Euchre Card Party? Click on the link below and enter the giveaway!!

Here is an example of an idea ... In some of the Euchre groups I play with, we have "Show me the Money". Part of the prize money is rolled with a rubber band around it. When a player has 3 nines, they can call "Show me the Money" after trump has been called to receive the "wad". This moves from player to player during the Euchre tournament and the last player that has it at the end, gets to keep it. This is fun because even though you don't have a great hand, which consists of 3 nines, you get to shout "Show me the Money" and collect the prize! …. even if it's only temporary LoL

Have you done something FUN at a Euchre Tournament that you would like to share? ... or perhaps you have a creative idea of your own! Feel free to join in the FUN and submit ANY idea that you have!!

Euchre Prize
  • Click the link below
  • Complete the 2 required steps
  • Post a comment on this post or Facebook with your idea
One prize winner (who has completed the 2 items) will be chosen at random and receive our signature I LOVE (heart) Euchre Mug!

NOTE: By posting a comment with your FUN Euchre idea (and completing all 2 requirements), you will be entered in our random giveaway and agree to allow EuchreFun to possibly include your idea in a future Blog Post.

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ends November 30, 2013

Charity Euchre FUNdraiser - Nov 9 - Ypsilanti, MI

Euchre Events
Euchre is a great way to do FUNdraising which is FUN! I would like to help these organizations promote their events. As I am made aware of FUNdraising Euchre events, I will let you know. If you live in the area and would like to attend and support the cause, please do! That's what life is about - taking advantage of opportunities to help each other along the way!  Thanks to all of you who are able to attend and help make these Euchre FUNdraisers a success!

Charity Euchre FUNdraiser for Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013
Time: Play starts 3:00 pm, ends at 7:00 pm (checkin starts at 2pm)
Rules explained at 2:45 pm

Location: Fraternal Order of Eagles
2935 Holmes Rd Ypsilanti, MI 48198     MAP
Cost: $20 Includes Euchre, pizza & soda
No partner needed

Prizes: 1st & 2nd place cash prizes
50/50 Raffle

Phone: 734-461-9458

Euchre Events

All Proceeds to benefit Friends of Michigan Animals Rescue. This organization is a no-kill animal shelter. Bring your friends and have some fun at this Euchre FUNdraiser and show your support for our furry friends!

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Charity Euchre FUNdraiser - Oct 27 - Eastpointe, MI

Euchre Event
Euchre is a great way to do FUNdraising which is FUN! I would like to help these organizations promote their events. As I am made aware of FUNdraising Euchre events, I will let you know. If you live in the area and would like to attend and support the cause, please do! That's what life is about - taking advantage of opportunities to help each other along the way!  Thanks to all of you who are able to attend and help make these Euchre FUNdraisers a success!

Charity Euchre FUNdraiser for Eastside Teen Outreach
Date: Sunday, October 27, 2013
Time: Play starts 6:30pm (checkin starts at 6pm)
Location: 15800 E. 10 Mile Road, Eastpointe, MI 48021     MAP
Cost: $10 Includes Euchre, snacks & refreshments
side pots for high game, high half and most loners
+quarters for Euchres
Alcohol-free event for ages 18 and up

Prizes: 1st , 2nd & 3rd place cash prizes
(50/50 Raffle & Door Prizes)

Phone: 586-447-8336
Click here for Eastside Teen Outreach Charity Euchre Party Flyer

All Proceeds To Benefit the Eastside Teen Outreach Teens. Bring your friends for fun & prizes and to show your support for the next generation! This FUNdraiser is repeated every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Dates for the rest of 2013 are: 
November 10 
November 24 
December 8

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NEW Euchre Score Boards

This is the Main Euchre Score Board where players record their scores for the Euchre Tournament. This board can be used for 8, 12, 16 or 20 players or any number of players between 8 and 20 and for up to 12 games of Euchre.

For ease of printing, I am making the Main Euchre Score Board available for 6 games, 8 games and 12 games to go with the Euchre Player Score Card and Table Score Card for the same number of games. Where possible I have put a multiple of 4 players on one page so it is necessary to only print the pages you need. You can click below to print the Euchre Score Board that will work best for your Euchre Tournament or home Euchre card party. They are also available on the Euchre Printables page.

Euchre Score Card

Euchre Score Board - 6 games

Euchre Score Board - 8 games

Euchre Score Board - 12 games 

New Event added to International Triple Crown of Euchre

Mark your calendars ...

Triple Crown of Euchre

A new event has been added to the International Triple Crown of Euchre. Mark your calendars for 
May 16 & 17, 2014
Plymouth, MI

As in the past, you can look forward to the other events:
  • June 27 & 28, 2014 in Westerville, OH
  • July 25 & 26, 2014 in Flint, MI
  • September 2014 in Sarnia, ON, Canada

Click here for information on the Triple Crown of Euchre

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10/8 Euchre ... Tuesday Tip

I thought it would be FUN to have Tuesday Tips to share some interesting Euchre tips ... of course on Tuesdays!

Pay Attention and Keep Track - 

Euchre Tournament 
You need to keep your eyes open and watch what cards are played when. Keep track of these cards in your mind, especially the seven trump cards! It's useful to know what trump cards have been played. This tip will help you know when to play the right cards ... and win!

 Source of text: http://voices.yahoo.com/tips-play-euchre-like-pro-16270.html

Charity Euchre FUNdraiser - Oct 12 - Granville, OH

Charity Euchre Event
In the Euchre Events for September, I listed a Charity Euchre Event to benefit the student radio station of the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools. Thanks to all of you who attended and helped make this event a success!

Euchre is a great way to do FUNdraising which is FUN! As I am made aware of FUNdraising Euchre events, I will let you know. If you live in the area and would like to attend and support the cause, please do! That's what life is about - taking advantage of opportunities to help each other along the way! 

Charity Euchre FUNdraiser for Noah Hill Fund
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013
Time: Two seatings - 1-4pm & 6-9pm
Location: McPeek Lodge, 
3447 Raccoon Valley Road, Granville, OH 43023     MAP
Cost: $10 donation per person
Includes: Euchre, sandwiches & snacks
Small Prizes - this is a FUN event, not SERIOUS Euchre :-)

Reservations required:  Marilyn Willis at 740-587-4448 or marilyn_willis77@msn.com

Noah is a 7-year-old who can’t walk or talk but his grandmother, Marilyn Willis, says he’s a happy and playful little guy. If you can, sign up to play some FUN Euchre and help this family!

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Five Favorites for Fall

Fall is a refreshing time of the year ...
some of my fall favorites!
Back to School
As much as I like having the kids around and having a break from the "normal" schedule ... it's nice to get back to school and back to a "regular" schedule and some quiet at home :-)

Ahh there is something about cool, crisp fall air!! On those evenings it's cozy to cuddle up around a bonfire. It's a great opportunity to chat with friends, roast some marshmallows for s'mores (that's a marshmallow & a piece of chocolate in between graham crackers in case you haven't tried them ... you will LOVE them!) and maybe have a cup of hot chocolate!!
fall festivals
My love for music carries over into the fall.  There are lots of fall festivals in the area that have good bands and good food. Some have art & craft booths or other fun events!
Apples & Cider
Another good choice for around the bonfire is hot apple cider.  Here's a receipe for Mulled Apple Cider.  In Michigan, fall is an exciting time for FRESH apples ... they are so crisp and deeelish!  My favorites are the HoneyCrisp!!
Fall Colors

colored trees
Beauuutiful colored trees in the fall is another delight in Michigan ... some of them are breathtaking!!
Check out other Five Favorites at MoxieWife.com ... 

  Comment below ...
What are your fall favorites?
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