Happy New Year friends!
Can you believe it’s the year 2017?!
I spent some time reflecting on my last year, and I have to say, my 2016 was pretty amazing. My husband and I celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary, our puppy turned 1, and I graduated college! 2016 set the bar pretty high, but I for one am excited about the journey that awaits. A whole brand new year lies ahead of us my friends. My biggest goal, challenge, dream, etc. for this next year is this blog. I am beyond excited to be starting my own website- creating, exploring, failing, and succeeding.
I’m only 4 days into the new year, and so far the blog has been challenging but so rewarding and exciting! I can’t wait to see where my blog goes over the course of this next year. I hope you stick around to find out too.
Another resolution I have for this next year is to savor my moments with Jesus more intently. I was gifted this devotional, Savor, as a graduation present. I started on January 1st, and I already have been blessed by slowing down and reading this devotional before I start my quiet time in the morning. This devotional has inspired me to be more intent on slowing down and savoring the everyday moments, including my moments spent in God’s word and in the kitchen.
Wanting to start the year fresh, I made my husband and I bagel and lox for breakfast. Warm toasted whole wheat bagels, cream cheese, smoked salmon, capers…mmmm doesn’t get much better than this! This bagel is sophisticated, yet cozy and delightful to the taste buds. It’s perfectly simple and easy to make on a weekday morning before work, and it’s classy and flavorful enough to wow your friends at the next weekend’s brunch. Paired with a glass of orange juice, you got yourself a fresh start to the day and to the new year!
- 2 bagels
- Cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons capers
- 1/4 red onion
- Fresh chives
- Smoked salmon
- Cut bagels in half and toast them in a toaster or toaster oven.
- While toasting, slice red onion in thin slices.
- Spread toasted bagels with cream cheese. I like a thick layer!
- Top with red onions and smoked salmon.
- Sprinkle chopped chives and capers over the bagel.
- Serve with a glass of orange juice!
- I didn't include exact measurements for this recipe, because it's really up to you. I like my bagel extra toasted with lots of cream cheese. My husband likes extra salmon and capers. You can personalize this bagel and make it suit your breakfast desires!