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Meatless Wigilia gołąbki?

Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
5 Dec 2010 #1
Gołąbki stuffed with rice or barley and mushrooms and onions drenched in muishroom gravy are so good you will want enjoy them not only on Wigilia.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
5 Dec 2010 #2
I see you are getting in to the spirit of the season.

If I might offer a suggestion Polonius3, Post some photos with your food threads, to give people a better idea of what you are talking about.

ShawnH 8 | 1,508
5 Dec 2010 #4
If I am not mistaken, it would be on the 24th....
Marynka11 4 | 675
5 Dec 2010 #5
I've never had gołąbki for Wigilia. Never heard about anyone making them in my region. Is it common in some areas of Poland?
polkamaniac 1 | 482
21 Dec 2010 #6
We reserve the joy of having gołąbki with meat for Christmas day.Christmas Eve is when I have my fill of pierogi.I don't want to have too much of a good thing all in one day.
z_darius 14 | 3,968
22 Dec 2010 #7
There are various traditions for the Chirstmas Eve Wigilia dinner. The traditionalists will abstain from meat and alcohol till midnight of Dec. 24. After midnight all bets are off. In fact, the entire day of Dec 24, in some regions, is on a fasting side, until it's time to sit at the table in the evening.

Cooking golabki doesn't mean they have to be consumed on the same day.
polkamaniac 1 | 482
22 Dec 2010 #8
you're right ---we keep up those traditions that were taught to us by our Polish parents and we in turn are showing our married daughters how to keep up those same traditions.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
22 Dec 2010 #9
These traditions seem to be set in concrete by the religionists. It seems to be homicidal crime to eat meat on Christmas" Eve.
I remember the Episcopate telling some years ago that the Polish people "were allowed to eat meat on Christmas' Eve". I do not think some bishop has to tell me what to eat or not to eat?

Yes we also eat only fish Christmas Eve...mainly not to upset my mother-in-law.
I managed to introduce wine though...
In my native Flanders people put festive dishes on the table as well...but each family is doing as it feels to be right.
Traditions are nice, but should not be gun-enforced.
z_darius 14 | 3,968
22 Dec 2010 #10
Traditions are nice, but should not be gun-enforced.

I never saw a gun at or around Christmas Eve dinner. Except perhaps a few hours before when I happened to catch a glimpse of some Americans spreading "democracy" somewhere far from their homes.

You belgiumites go ahead and keep or break all the traditions you want. Let Poles stick to theirs. In short, none of your business.
polkamaniac 1 | 482
23 Dec 2010 #11
I don't think it's too much of a big deal to abstain from eating meat on 2 days out of a year.Good Friday and Christmas Eve.Yes---there are people still doing this every Friday but the Church has eased up on this and it's not a requirement any more.I'm sure that most of us Christians have the will-power to hang on till midnight 'after midnight mass 'to get back to our kielbasa and cabbage rolls etc.It tastes so much better after not having meat all day.!!!!!!

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