@luvbabyb on Twitter went all out with a Slater's 50/50 burger with… (@luvbabyb / Twitter )
New Year's Eve is typically rung in with a Champagne toast and hors d'oeuvres trays, but during Monday morning's #Weekendeats chat on Twitter, our participants proved they really know how to have a good time. From burgers with Spam to spiny lobsters and rootbeer floats, here's a taste of what everyone's eating to welcome the new year.
On the sweet side, Shulie Madnick of the blog FoodWanderings.com shared her recipe for polenta citrus sable cookie snaps; Olga Berman from Mango & Tomato shared her Russian sour cream cake recipe; Jean from the blog Delightful Repast shared a recipe for gluten-free pancakes and syrup; and Geeky Foodie, aka @CharlieLima79 on Twitter shared a photo of a deep-fried pear filled with red bean paste.
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And what's New Year's without a cocktail? Elizabeth Besa Quirino from the blog Asian in America shared a recipe for Amorsolo Nude, a Filipino cocktail and dessert made with Kahlua, Bailey’s, dark rum and port and Morrison Pub in Atwater Village shared a photo of their adult root beer float.
In the savory category, Shirley from the blog Lovely Lanvin shared her recipe for okonomiyaki (savory Japanese pancake); Gennefer Gross indulged in latkes and smoked salmon with a poached egg and wasabi
@luvbabyb on Twitter went all out with a Slater's 50/50 burger with Spam and bacon gravy, while Michelle Jenkins of the blog Daily Waffle started her New Year's resolutions early with a recipe for roasted butternut squash and red onion with tahini and za'atar.
Please join in by tweeting your #Weekendeats at us Monday morning @latimesfood and share your photos with us in our "Weekend Eats" gallery. We'll feature some of the photos here on Daily Dish, so be sure to check back for more #Weekendeats and #Foodporn throughout the week.
Hope to see everyone next Monday morning on Twitter! It's sure to be a drool-worthy good time. Happy New Year!
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