Saturday, January 19, 2013

Russian dinner

The weekend has been quite busy so far. On Thursday evening, we celebrated hubbys upgrade to Captain and yesterday, I did my weekly grocery run and then Joli had a SPA-party at Times Square with friends from her class. In the evening, we were all invited over to dear friend A for a wonderful Russian dinner! As I have mentioned before, I love Russian food (and Russia in general) so this was a real treat for me. A had made the wonderful zimnij salad (winter salad), a beet root salad with mayonnaise, herring, potatoes and onion (also called "Herring under the fur coat"). We had marinated mushrooms, smoked salmon, Russian bread with delicious red Salmon caviar and as main course, pelmeni (Russian ravioli, small, round dumplings filled with minced meat). By that time I was just as round as the pelmeni and we had to wait for an hour or so before we rounded off with cake and hot tea!
The selection of beverage was of course ice cold vodka!
After dinner, we had a wonderful chat while the kids were playing. Elias found a football game on XBox and the girls were listening to Justin Bieber.
I don't have any plans for today, other than taking my pale self down to the pool for some me-time! A book, some good music will do me good and ready for a new working week tomorrow! And the countdown to Georgia has started!

"Dressed herring" or "Herring under the fur coat" ( cеледка под шубой)
Smoked salmon
Caviar     

8 comments:

  1. Åh det ser verkligen gott ut! Mums! Ha det bra! Antar ni har aningen varmare än vi. Idag är det -22.

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    1. Det var jattegott men mycket mattande. Hos oss ar det lite varmare men for oss i Dubai kanns det kallt, bara 15 grader i morse men under dagen ligger det runt 24!
      Kram!

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  2. What a treat. It's good to have some me-time once in a while. Enjoy! It finally stopped snowing here but it's grey and cold. Doesn't time just fly?
    Kram, Lisa

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    1. Time goes way too fast!! This diinner was a real treat and I am still full (two days after!).
      Kram!

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  3. Å är den översta rätten det de kallar typ "... under coat" eller liknande på ryska??? Jag har fått ngt liknande av min ukrainska kompis för många år sedan då vi var kollegor på Karolinska och det var jättegott. Har för ig hon sa att namnet var ngt med "under the coat eller liknande om man direktöversatte det hela. Kanske var det fish under coat men jag minns inte riktigt.
    Kram!

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    1. Det stammer! Seld' pod shuboj (herring under the coat). Mycket gott men valdigt mattande!!
      Kram!

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  4. Spännande med rysk mat, något jag aldrig provat.

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    1. Jag ar valdigt fortjust i rysk mat, men som sagt, den ar valdigt mattande. Valdigt mycket sallader med majonnas, pajer och piroger!

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