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Thursday, May 6, 2010

asian dumpling feast

Last night our dear friend Cheryl brought over the most delicious homemade dumplings filled with chicken, sugar snap peas, and fresh ginger. We ate almost all of them! Second time in a week I've had little self-control in the face of Asian-style dumplings (see recent seafood lumpia post)...but they were just too delectable. And perfect with a nice ripe Pinot Noir from Oregon!
It was a perfect breezy evening to sit outside, feast and have a great conversation until dark...
Have a great day, bento friends!

22 comments:

Lia Chen said...

Jenn, you are so lucky surrounded by so many great friends with delicious cooking. Are those fried dumplings? Love the pond in your picture, very nice :)

Lyndsey said...

Sounds like a lovely evening, good food, good wine, and good friends. That's a good idea with the dumplings. I should bring them over to a friends house instead of freezing them :D

Token (Bento-Lunch-Blog) said...

Wow, how wonderful to sit outside and eat with all the flavours of delicious food and sweet spring flowers together. I wish I could do that to, but here it's raining for over 5 days or so :/

bentobird said...

Dear Lia, thanks for comments that always bring a smile to my face! Yes, they were fried and slightly crisp but still tender overall...mmmm! I'm looking forward to adding some colorful flowers around the pond and for the blue hydrangeas to open :)

bentobird said...

Hi Lyndsey! Yes indeed--maybe save some for bento stash/freezer the have the rest for immediate enjoyment!
Have a super Thursday...

bentobird said...

Hiya Token, here's wishing the sun will come out and you'll enjoy a beautiful spring day soon!!

Lexi said...

Those dumplings look great, as does the salad! I also love the kitty pic :)

bentobird said...

Hi Lexi, thank you and I know we share a love of kitties!

Kuusou said...

Dumplings and salad look so delicious! I love the picture of the kitty at the end. :)

KidsDreamWork said...

Next time I must make sure that I'm totally full before I visit your blog, it always makes me feel so hungry! LOL

allingoodfood42 said...

Those dumplings sound wonderful, I would have done the same.

tofugirl said...

Homemade dumplings are the best! I keep saying that I'm going to hold a dumpling making party, but that would require cleaning my apartment, and maybe getting a table, LOL. Also: KITTY!!! *petpet*

megan said...

oh man jenn, you really know how to make me jealous - a pile of succulent dumplings! and it's just like you to class them up with that lovely salad and the lush-looking wine. fabulous meal, hope you guys enjoyed!

susanyuen said...

Friends, food, and wine! It doesn't get any better than that! :D Those dumplings are making me hungry!

bentobird said...

Hi Kuusou! Thanks for visiting with your sweet comment :D

bentobird said...

Hi KidsDreamWork, thank you! This happens to me all the time, flitting around our bento community--sometimes I've just finished lunch and I want to eat all of the tasty bentos friends have posted, teehee :)

bentobird said...

Thanks Marisa! Trying to ease up on the carbs a bit now, last week was just too tempting! I have more of a weakness for savory carby treats than sweet ones, how about you?

bentobird said...

Hi Carol, great comment, that made me laugh! Hope you are enjoying the weekend! Waiting for the predicted storminess to pass so Mom and I can have some NYC fun :)

bentobird said...

Thanks megan! Haha, the salad was meant to add some lightness and green balance to the substantial dumplings...I think I lessened that effect by eating so many of said dumplings! Have a great Saturday :)

bentobird said...

Hi Susan! I agree--that trio is a recipe for a happy evening :))

mr. pineapple man said...

Beautiful flowers! I have an award for you on my blog!

bentobird said...

Hi there mr. pineapple man--thanks very much! And thank you indeed for the award--hopping over to your blog to pick it up!