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Thursday, January 27, 2011

mushroom pirogi bento

Hi bento pals! We are digging out from another intense winter storm today. Before the storm came, Jamison and I went out for provisions and in tune with the wintry weather, returned to Russian Gourmet!

This time, we purchased some lovely marinated mushrooms, mushroom pirogi, marinated herring, Polish candies in pretty plum wrappers, okra preserves, sour cream and a few more nice things. Back home, we put together this festive platter and waited for the swirling snow to arrive...
This assortment went very well with oven-crisped black olive bread...

Today's lunch featured the yummy mushroom-cheese pirogi with chanterelles, sour cream and dill, rainbow chard, herring, tangy sauerkraut and marinated mushrooms, a slender little carrot, several blood orange slices and a flower-cut slice of poppyseed muffin made by our sweet pal Cheryl.
Have a happy and relaxing weekend!


29 comments:

Lyndsey said...

We are going to have perogies tonight for dinner! :D Great minds....I picked up some from the European Deli near our house and they look and taste homemade. You sure make them look pretty in your bento. I love the Russian doll pick, I noticed that right off! The marinated mushrooms look purple, the poppy seed muffin is so cute! That was nice of Cheryl.

We don't have any snow, but we keep getting cold fronts come through. We only got up to 61 today, but at least it's sunny! My parents should be arriving in Florida this weekend, they stay for a month. Looking forward to it. You have a great weekend too! Stay warm!

Bentobird said...

Hi Lyndsey! I remember pics you took of the European Deli, it looked great! Love that we were both on the same pirogi frequency, so cool. Hmmm, I'll take a high of 61, no problem ;D

Have a really nice visit with your folks and thanks for your lovely visit here, always so fun to "see" you.

babykins said...

Hellooo Jenn! Sorry long time no visit. I realized again that I was a huge fan of your bentos and photos. They really brighten my day each time. This bento is also very cutey pretty.
I hope the weather calms down there, though, we both should enjoy the hard winter? ;)

KidsDreamWork said...

So glad to be back visitng your blog! Love to see all these nice photo and bento! Missed them so much and I think I have a lot to catch up.

Bentobird said...

Hellooo Izumi! Great to see you again, my friend! Hope you are doing well as the bouncy New Year of the Rabbit begins. Yes, let's try to enjoy winter by cooking nice things and admiring the snow and birds...

Bentobird said...

Hi Ai Ping, thanks--I love having you visit! Have a great weekend :D!

Emily Ng said...

Hi Jenn, how are you? The bento is super nice, full of colors and variety. Must be very veryyy delicious...hmm..yummy! Love the Russian doll, make the bento so special. Really love to see all your photos..so nice, excellent skills. :)
Have a great and joyful weekend, Jenn!

Kay Heritage said...

Shriek! I love it. So beautiful!

Susan Yuen said...

Beautiful bento and I love all of the amazing colors! The blood orange is gorgeous!

Bentobird said...

Hi Emily! Your sunny comments have my morning off to a great start. Glad you liked this one...still in awe of your recent flower-decorated sammie bento, I must try something like that one of these days! Joyful weekend to you, dear :D

Bentobird said...

Eeeeek, thanks so much Kay! Must fly over to your blog AFTER I've had breakfast (knowing I may need a second one after drooling over your food pics):D...

Bentobird said...

Hi Susan! How are you? We are eating so much citrus this week, it brightens up winter when blood oranges arrive. Have a wonderful weekend!

tatabonita (y-rahmasari) said...

OMG Jenn... You got me in awe with you again... The pirogi is just like a fancy fan, beautiful! ^^

Bentobird said...

Hi Ta! Sweet comments, thanks so much, bento buddy...hope you have a nice weekend in store :D!

Lia Chen said...

I'm in BIG AWE for this bento! Salute for your ... It seems that you never run out the ideas for your bento :) Have a great weekend Jenn!

Bentobird said...

An amazing compliment from a supreme bento artist! I'll be dreaming rainbow chocolate dreams tonight from your latest post, Lia :D! happy weekend ^^

That's Ron said...

bento bird ! u are one mad bento maker!

Bentobird said...

hi Ron, thanks so much--have a great weekend!

Robin said...

What diversity of flavors finds their way to your bento creations. Colorful, worldly and delightfully creative is a constant. Each creation, singularly epitimizes artistry. Jenn, you are an inspiration.

Bentobird said...

Hi Robin, thank you for sharing such glowingly kind comments! Your blog is a wonderful testament to the relationship of homecooked meals to joyful living--so inspiring to me :D!

Just a MOM (Lina) said...

Beautiful beautiful picture .. love it ..love the colors and every details ... what an inspiration!

Tiffany Yang said...

You bentos not only look pretty, they look very yummy too! Impressive! And I notice you use a lot of mushrooms.

shamanaccount said...

That bento is a work of art, love and passion. Healthy, yummy and very festive. I know how hard it is to wake up ungodly hours to make a bento just like that for your love ones, hats off to all of you.

OhayoBento said...

I think this bento is just about perfect: the colors, the textures, the artistic flair! Truly wonderful! I hope you don't have any trouble with the snow! Stay warm!

Bentobird said...

Hi Lina! So glad you liked this one :D!

Bentobird said...

Hi Tiffany, how are things? Thanks for your sweet comments! I've been enjoying trying diffrent mushrooms in bentos this winter :)

Bentobird said...

thanks shamanaccount!

Bentobird said...

Hi Heather *blushing* thank you so much! We have more of an ice/freezing rain/sleet scenario here today, how about where you are? Stay cozy ^^!

Jane said...

When I first saw this recipe I couldn't believe it, I remembered my childhood when my grandma used to make pierogi, that time I live in Warsaw. Nice memories, would definitely make them for on this weekend.