Foodie for a Year : April [a brunch recipe]

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The recipe I want to share with you today is not really much of a recipe at all. It's more of a bunch of ingredients that you put together on top of a bagel to create a delicious breakfast/brunch meal. It also makes for a great, quick, weeknight dinner if you have leftovers!



Lox and bagels!


But first things first. What really makes a brunch a brunch is the drinks. We celebrated brunch on this particular day on Easter Sunday with my dad and step mom, who were visiting for the weekend. A couple weeks prior, we had had mimosas and bloody Mary's for a brunch celebration for Seth's birthday and I knew we needed them again on this day. I'm not picky with my champagne for the mimosas (hence the Andre), but you could definitely spend a little more money and get something a little classier.

I personally don't really like tomato juice, so I stuck to my mimosa, but the other adults opted for the bloody Mary's and weren't sorry.

As much as I would have loved to just have a variety of mimosas for brunch, we did have food too! We stuck to a simple spread of lox and bagels. We got all of the ingredients at Costco and loved that we picked up everything we needed at one stop. These lox were some of the best I've ever had (isn't everything at Costco just the best??). I love to pair it with an everything bagel, topped with cream cheese and tomato and on this particular day... avocado as well! Avocado is one of my very favorite things so I don't know why it took me so long to pair it with lox and bagels. Needless to say, I helped myself to seconds.




This is a simple, easy brunch recipe sure to satisfy all of your guests! It was even toddler tested and toddler approved. #winning.

While lox and bagels is one of my all time favorite brunch meals, I also love to have challah french toast (THE best), pancakes or waffles, or even just a good omelet on occasion for brunch. We don't really do "fancy" very often, but when we do, it's always one of my favorites! I also have TONS of ideas pinned to one of my various Pinterest boards that I'd love to try one day, but that requires a bit more thought and preparation. Maybe one day!

Don't forget to mark your calendars... our next Foodie for a Year link up is on June 7th! On June 7th, we'll be sharing a favorite summer recipe!


And in case you forgot to mark your calendars for the rest of the link ups :

Foodie for a Year [www.chasinmasonblog.com]

Courtney, Jamie, Jamie, Sarah, Whitney, and I are excited that you wanted to share a brunch related recipe with us! Don't forget to add your link below so we can check it out!



19 comments:

  1. I'm a big fan of mimosas and don't really care for bloody marys either. And my FIL used to be a bartender and always says there's no point wasting the good champagne on mimosas. Save it for when drinking on its own.

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  2. I LOVE that you shared a drink! YUM! I've honestly never had lox. But I love bagels. Great recipe to share.

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  3. Lox and bagels, a fav of my husband. We put cream cheese spread on his with all kinds of different veggies of sort. HE loves this. And of course, I am a fan of bloody Marys, mimosas for a brunch addition. Fun link up.

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  4. Mimosas and bagels... YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Mimosas for the win. I went to a place this past weekend that had a variety of mimosas!

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  6. 1- Costco is definitely the best! So much good food there. 2- I have never had lox before... :) so I'll have to try it sometime. 3- Mimosas! You're speaking my language! :)

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  7. Liz you are speaking my love language here! Bagels & morning cocktails for the win!

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  8. Oh my gosh, I must be really hungry because Whitney's post just made my mouth water and now this is too!!! The avocados, tomatoes, and salmon are all just so pretty together and I want one of these bagels NOW! We had a similar "breakfast sandwich" on our honeymoon and we still talk about it!! What a great brunch idea!

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  9. Yummmmm!!

    Hey, champagne is champagne. Give me all the Andre.

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  10. I think we could be best friends. Everything bagels are my favorite, totally acceptable to find a best friend based off of bagel choice right? Mostly no one I have ever known likes everything bagels :) And now I think I need one, hehe.

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  11. avocado and lox-- shut the front door--- looks SO good!! And yeah brunch is totally about the mimosas for me--- who am I kidding-- straight up champagne!!

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  12. I've never had lox and bagels - ever! I'm going to have to try it, it all looks so good, and paired together? Yes, please.

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  13. This is such a fun link-up! And YAY for bagels - love me some carbs!

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  14. I totally failed you on this link up, I'm so sorry! I seriously racked my brain for days thinking about what to post for a brunch recipe and I couldn't come up with anything good. But like I said in another comment, at least now I have lots of great new brunch ideas!!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

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  15. I had to Google lox. I would have to pass on it but pass me the mimosases.

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  16. Ok I have never had smoked salmon on a bagel even though I love ALL those components! This might be a must try after baby #3!!!!

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  17. I love that your serving your beautiful bagel creation on a paper plate, you are a girl after my own heart. I could probably eat cream cheese and avocados and tomatoes on a daily basis. And yes, Costco has the best lox I know exactly what brand and package youre talking about haha.

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  18. Looks like perfection to me.... besides the fish :D! You ladies are killing it this month and I am now starving for something better than the bagel I have waiting on me :P.

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  19. I laughed when I saw you started with the drinks. Good idea =) So lox is fish though yes? Sounds just awful. Bagels though I can get behind those lol. And mimosas.

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