Hi bento pals! Ever come across a recipe with such appealing ingredients that you simply must try it, as soon as possible? Such was the case with Spanish-Style Chicken with Dumplings, a dish we enjoyed for Sunday dinner with a dear friend (we have a tradition of sharing a celebratory meal to welcome new seasons together).
Dry sherry, saffron, mushrooms, free range chicken thighs, chorizo sausage, thyme, bay leaves, paprika, onions...a golden autumnal flavor spectrum make this recipe a keeper. Our meal started with quince paste and nutty Gruyère pieces:
Baby carrots, ready to roast with olive oil and Aleppo pepper
Savory chicken in the skillet:
In today's bento, chicken/mushroom/chorizo, sliced radish, a leaf-cut golden beet, romaine with walnut oil and golden raisins, red grapes, a cute local pear, figs and a delicious pecan cinnamon muffin...