Tuesday, July 28, 2009

It's Official!!!

I can actually let the cat out of the bag now!! I have known since last Thursday that I GOT the teaching job at DAL!!! I wanted to wait until I got the letter in my hands before announcing it to the world and I got the letter today. I have already written my acceptance letter and will hand deliver it tomorrow! I will start my new job on Tuesday August 4th (the 3rd is a Holiday in Halifax). So to celebrate I decided to make one of my fav. super calorie loaded dinners! Not good for the waistline but good for the soul! It is really easy and dates back to the days when I barely knew how to cook (at least 6 years now!).

Potato and Onion Perogies with Fried Maple Bacon and Onions (oh yeah gotta love maple bacon!)


1 package of frozen potato and onion perogies (around 30 perogies - here I use no name brand but you can use whatever brand/flavour you want)
1 medium onion coarsely chopped
300 - 500 g of maple bacon (or regular bacon but be sure to drizle a little real maple syrup on it, the sweetness is wonderful)

Coarsely chop bacon and onion and fry together until golden brown. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil and add frozen perogies.
Once they are floating in the water they are ready to be added to your golden bacon mix. I definitely fry the whole lot at once in the bacon grease (not for the faint of heart!).
Once the perogies have been browned they are ready for your plate. Garnish with grated extra old white cheddar and sour cream and enjoy!!!
I used to eat this at least once every two weeks (how did I stay thin?) because it is easy and delicious but now it is relegated to once a year! I guess it could be a side dish if you only eat a couple...this lot will actually make dinner for us tonight and lunch for tomorrow. I cannot see myself eating 15 in one sitting...or can I! :)

I hope you are all having a great day!!!! I definitely am!


  1. Congratulations!!! WOOT WOOT.
    Andrew says that your supper SOUNDS GOOD. :)

  2. Congratulations Alli. Wonderful news. That celebration meal looks delicious.

  3. YAY!!!! Congratulations, Alli! I say, go for it; eat it all! It's definitely celebration time. :)

  4. Yipeee~ Congratulations again! And holy smokes, does that ever look fatty and delicious! Bring on the bacon!

  5. Hey Alli! So, if you like to hike, Lynn's Peak is a grueling one that leads to fab views. If you prefer more gentle walks, trekking around Stanley Park is a must. Lynn Head Waters has a number of hikes with varying difficulty...it's one of our fav places.

    As for food, if you like sushi, Tsunami Sushi is very fun (has little floating boats). It's on Robson Street (downtown...which is quite the adventure in and of itself). The cupcake place can be found if you walk west on Robson after going to Tsunami's (can't remember what the cross street is though). ;) My fav restaurant in Vancouver is the Afghan Horsemen, right at the entrance to Granville Island. It is always good...in fact, the lamb kebabs there were tons better than the ones at the Greek place we went to. And of course, don't forget to check out Granville Island!

  6. Hooray! That's wonderful news - I'm sure you'll be a fabulous teacher :)