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Showing posts from November, 2011

White Chocolate Cranberry Cheesecake

The Last Supper

Today, I am getting prepared for the last Christmas dinner that the Fraser Valley Rhododendron Society will be hosting.  It's a potluck dinner we do for the last meeting of the year.  I have been a member of the cluib for about 8 or 9 years when my best friends, Fred and Jill got me involved due to us having a five acre parcel in Whonnock, which I wanted to cover in Rhododendrons of all shapes and sizes and colours.  That of course didn't work out.  However, I stayed involved and over the last three years was the secretary of the club taking and maintaining the minutes and records. Due to an ever aging and decreasing membership and the same members doing a rotating annual duty on the executive, the vote was taken at the last Extraordinary General meeting to dissolve the club, donate their remaining funds to a couple of worthy causes and thus, Monday, November 28th, the last supper shall occur. I am taking a cornbread stuffing in a casserole dish that will have roasted pumpkin …

perogies or pierogi or varenaki

My grandmother was Russian.  She was smuggled out in a suitcase when she was three years old, strapped to the bottom of a boxcar along with the rest of her family escaping from the Bolshevik revolution. 

She used to make varenaki or what we now call perogies.  The russian perogie is a sweet bun made with yeast.  I had forgotten what she called them until I saw it in a recipe today.

I've decided to make some homemade perogies, but with a twist.  Going to put sweet potatoes with bacon and onion inside, instead of regular potatoes. 

I'll let you know how they turn out.