Christy - the stuffed cabbage is called Galambki (pronounced Gowombki), this translates literally as pidgeons - which has always amused me
I do have to say the old biddies arguing like crazy whilst making pierogi SO reminds me of pre-Christmas cooking sessions at my house as a child - lol!!!!!
As for Borscht, well I love it - the only 2 kinds we get are the kosher variety in a big jar (Yum) or the Knorr dried pack soups, imported from Poland. But best of all is when my Mum makes it at Christmas I get her to make loads extra and just bring it all home with me after.
Sorry - this thread is just one big old nostalgia trip for me!!