Once you have your borscht ready, you have to decide how it will be served.
You can either
- just sip it from a mug or, even better, a nice cup
- buy a can of butter beans, heat them up, place a little bit of them in soup bowls and pour borscht over them; OBH* says it is ridiculous, but I strongly disagree;
- go to a Polish shop and buy krokiety (croquettes) or pierogi z kapustą (dumplings with sauerkaut) or pierogi z mięsem (dumplings with meat); heat them up and eat while sipping borscht from a mug; I love it;
- or do it the proper Christmasy way: go to Polish shop and buy uszka z grzybami; we, Polish like to think that this is essentially Polish dish; in fact, uszka are exactly the same as tortelloni (big tortellini) except filling, which in this case is made of wild mushrooms; so, heat them up (or cook if bought frozen), place 4-7 in a soup bowl and pour borscht over.
OK, the proper Christmasy way would be to make uszka at home from scratch. If I was a serious blogger I would produce a recipe here, but I am not a serious blogger (yet).