Last winter, my friend Jake went to New York City for work and when he came back home, he brought a bunch of genuine NYC bagels back home with him. Everyone knows that the bagels from NYC are the best bagels in the world. I heard about this impressive and important bagel stash from Jake's wifey, Alana - and she and I quickly hatched a plan for a bagel date. The only thing is - we were both busy, and by the time we checked in again, I received the grim news that Jake had already eaten all the bagels. You snooze, you lose! ha ha. Fair enough. I like Jake, so I forgave him.
Anyway, they went to NY again - this time for actual fun! - and brought home more bagels. Phew! I knew I had to seize the moment (carpe bagelium!). So, we made plans for a fun breakfast bagel date!
the guests of honor
bagels bagels bagels!
Bagel fixin's and supplements.
She also made one of the world's most yummiest salads ever. I was extremely in love with this salad -- little baby greens, hundreds of cucumbers, and a bounty of chopped fresh herbs, and some kind of super delish vinaigrette dressing with capers in it. I just wanted to eat it alllllll.
I brought strawberries because I cannot have a breakfast-ish party without some yummy fruit.
my final choices
difficult bagel decisions
Our breakfast bagel date was so lovely and it was great to catch up with them and their son and their not-so-new dog! We had a nice leisurely bagel feast - and I was filled with the special satisfaction that an excellent bagel provides.
After breakfast we went for a great little walk and then looked for lizards in the garden (we saw two!), looked at the fruit trees in their amazing yard, and just had a nice time together. It was pretty great to spend quality time with them. Believe it or not, those amazing bagels weren't even the best part of our bagel date after all!