My mother-in-law’s Russian Mennonite family traditionally enjoys New Year’s Cookies (portzelky) on New Year’s Day. They’re basically deep-fried, sugar-coated raisin fritters. Nothing like breaking every weight loss resolution before noon, eh? Here are this morning’s treats…

New Year's Cookies

And then I had to go and mess things up by mashing New Year’s Cookies together with fruitcake. Nice!

New Year's fruitcake

I think I’ve desecrated something here. 🙂