So for New Year’s Day, one is supposed to eat donuts. You know, for luck. Anything round or circular or ring-shaped is considered lucky. So they say…
Anyway, I didn’t have donuts. I didn’t make any. I didn’t buy any. But I didn’t want to tempt fate, either. So I offered my family the next best thing.
Bagels. I always have bagels in the house. Bagels are circular in shape, just like donuts, so I figured they’d make a great substitute.
I served them traditionally, with schmear and lox, and garnished with pickled onions, capers, and sprigs of dill.
Hey, more lucky foods! Fish, in the form of lox, is considered lucky due to their tendency to swim in schools, signifying abundance. Also, their scales are thought to resemble coins. So they say…
And green vegetables are lucky because their color happens to be the color of money. The green in this case comes from the dill and the capers. Yes, a very little dill and very few capers, but they’re still green. So they count. Right?!
We’re keeping this new bagels-for-New Year tradition henceforth.
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Hi, Angie, Happy New Year! I love having your very same menu for New Year’s brunch, but recently, we have catered to who is partaking; one of my daughters loves the fancy menus and charcuterie boards (thank you for the feature!), while the other one is vegetarian, so we go for waffles or crepes for her. Thank you for hosting another great Fiesta; I am sharing #186 Couscous Salad with a Mexican Twist. Have an awesome week!
Same here. I always have to cater to my kids and husband and they all have different tastes. I usually end up cooking too much! ?
Estelle Forrest says
Thank you for including my taco recipe! Have a great weekend.
You’re welcome. It sounds fantastic. I’ve never deep fried my tacos but why not, right?!
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says
Great party – as usual!! Have a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for hosting.
You’re welcome ?
Melynda Brown says
Thank you for featuring my Death Row Chicken! I appreciate being able to share delicious recipes here, and thanks so much for hosting each week. Have a great week ahead, take care.
The name is so intriguing. I’m guessing it’s probably because it tastes so good!
Happy New Years Angie!
I never knew about doughnuts, or green things! Am keeping my fingers crossed it will ok! Your bagels look like a treat! I love capers but M not so much so I almost forget about them, need to get my jar out!
Great features. No blogging this week so am just having a look, making myself hungry!
Happy foodie 2022!
I’m sure everything will be fine. These traditions are followed by some, but others are totally oblivious. They’re just for fun. I love capers, too, but the husband is not too fond of them either, so a small jar lasts for a long time in our house ? Thanks for checking out the fiesta! ?
Glenda Purvis says
I’ve never heard of donuts for New Year’s. I like that a lot better than the tradition I’ve grown up with, which is black-eyed peas – yuck! Thanks for liberating me!!
I sometimes do black eyed peas actually. They’re not bad if cooked properly and even better served with rice as a side for smothered pork chops ? But yeah, we normally do donuts or oliebollen. My kids do prefer them than the peas.
HAPPY 2022. I hope your new year is beginning well. Thank you for another GREAT party full of inspiring ideas and recipes. I love this week’s features. I brought my LOADED FRIED MASHED POTATOES, MELT IN YOUR MOUTH BANANA BREAD and RED CHICKEN CHILI. I hope you have a GREAT week.
Thanks, Tamy. Fried mashed potatoes sound delectable. Will definitely check them out!
Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook says
A very very HAPPY NEW YEAR to you, Angie. I’d gladly skip donuts and have Bagels instead. Yum!
Hmm… not sure about skipping the donuts, though. Maybe we can have both?! ?
Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist says
Oh my! Those Marinated Mozzarella Balls look to die for.
Lovely round up Angie. Thanks (as always) for hosting xx
You’re welcome. Those mozzarella balls are the best!!