So, my son told me that he wanted a Polish/Lithuanian Christmas dinner. My inner WOP died a little. I said, "Let me ask my Lithuanian/Polish grandmother-oh, wait.......I don't have one." So, when we moved, he left behind his Polish/Lithuanian paternal grandmother and all of the Polish restaurants and grocery stores and Pirogi festivals. In fact, the only place to find pirogi is in Walmart and it's not very good. More importantly, his grandmother never made pirogi. She did make some type of braised sauerkraut that didn't taste like sauerkraut at all. She also made a poppy seed roll and kolachi. The reality is that 9 out of 10 times I or someone else went to Calumet Bakery and picked up a poppy seed roll any time we wanted it. Everything else she made was about as US as it gets ham, baked beans, potato salad with eggs and potato salad without eggs. I don't remember her making anything Lithuanian. Ever. I think he just misses those peeps. But, I love my son and this will be the last Christmas that he is with me for sure before going out into the great big world. The 12 Dishes of Polish Christmas Not doing all that. I don't think. I am looking for a braised sauerkraut recipe. I remember there being brown sugar in it and the sauerkraut was rinsed a couple of times before even cooking it. Does anyone have a tried and true recipe? I also ordered several books and cooking stuff like a cutter thing to make pirogi as well as a fine grater for Kugelis. This is an adventure. What are you guys making? Do you incorporate any recipes handed down?