Cabbage rolls a prohibited object during annual Nativity BVM church picnic

July 19, 2015 - Picnic Time

The 118-year-old Nativity of a Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 418 W. 15th St. in Lorain, will applaud a annual Parish Picnic with a Mass during Nativity during 1 p.m., Jul 26.

From 2-8:30 p.m., a cruise picks adult and moves to a Church of St. Peter pavilion, 3501 Oberlin Ave. in Lorain, located behind St. Peter church.

Along with cabbage rolls and other food, there will be a baked products sale, cake raffles, dancing, a kids sing-a-long, a cake wheel, a qualification tent, instants, a Fruit of a Vine booze eventuality hosted by a Altar and Rosary Society of Nativity and, of course, a always-popular bishopric raffle with a money esteem of $1,500. Raffle sheet prices are $1 per sheet or 6 for $5. Winner will be announced during 8 p.m. during a St. Peter pavilion.

When asked for how prolonged a annual cruise has been held, Deb Poltrone, church secretary during Nativity, said, we dont know. But we have a parishioner who is in his 90s and pronounced he remembers attending a picnic.

Lottie Gurnack, Lorain, is in assign of creation pressed cabbage rolls. She has been a member of Nativity bishopric for 40 years and serves as secretary for a Nativity Altar and Rosary Society. For 32 years, she worked as a hair stylist during Kays Beauty Salon in Lorain.

Asked what creates her pressed cabbage rolls so unique, Gurnack said, we saute my onions and dry my rice. Theyre small additional chores and take a small additional time. But this is a approach my mom always finished them.

By cruise time, Gurnack and other women of a church will have finished an estimated 1,000 cabbage rolls for a picnic.

We used 150 pounds of meat, Gurnack said. My cabbage rolls are meaty, not full of rice. And theyre not hard. Some cabbage rolls are like palm grenades.

We will also have a bake sale with really reasonable prices. As Father Bob (the Rev. Robert Glepko, pastor) said, This is a picnic, after all.

Proceeds from a annual cruise go into a coffers of Nativitys ubiquitous fund, Gurnack said.

Lotties Stuffed Cabbage


11/2 pounds belligerent beef (sometimes, she uses a half-pound any of beef, pig and veal)

11/2 pounds belligerent pork

1 vast can sauerkraut (rinsed)

1 vast onion

11/2 cups rice underdone (when cooked, it measures 3 cups. Add to meat)

1 can tomato soup

1 vast Lawrys Seasoning Salt

1 can tomato extract ( supplement divert or H2O as needed)


1 or 2 heads of cabbage (depending on a size)


Parboil cabbage; dry rice with a bit of salt. Let mount so it steams and it is roughly half done. Saute chopped onion in some margarine.

Let rice and onion cold while we are holding a cabbage leaves apart. Chop a core of a cabbage and put it on a bottom of a spit churned with rinsed sauerkraut. Cut a tough partial of a leaves away. Cut cabbage leaves in half.

Mix by palm meats, onion, rice, salt and pepper. Add some divert to make reduction soft. (Taste a reduction to see if some-more salt or peppers is needed).

Wrap a reduction in cabbage leaves. Layer, fixation chopped cabbage, sauerkraut on bottom of roaster. Layer pressed cabbage. Then supplement a covering of sauerkraut. This keeps a pressed cabbage from browning.

Mix together soup and half of a tomato juice. Pour over a top.

Start a baking during 400 degrees for 15 minutes, afterwards spin it down. Bake during 350 degrees for dual to 3 hours. Check with a flare after dual hours and confirm if it is done.

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