From Bagels to Belly Dancing

December 28, 2007 at 12:07 pm

Where have you been all my life?  Pameda correction:  PANERA bread bagels and especially their Honey Walnut cream cheese has me spinning into some unknown orbit at the moment.  Add one tall glass of milk and I might just faint.

Wow.

The cream cheese is airy and light and the flavor is…Mmm, neither too strong, not too cream-cheesy.  I thought Philadelphia cream cheese was all there was!  And now, my life is changed forever. 

{blowing air in great culinary satisfaction}

If you want to hear more…and even if you don’t…their cinnamon bagels are a whole ‘nother level of cinnamon delectability, let me just tell you.  Spread a little butter on there and, man!  My husband said it was the best bagel he thought he’d ever had, and the man eats a bagel almost every day of his life.  I have to agree.  It’s incredible.

Did I tell you that my friend from Denmark asked me the other day what cinnamon was?  Oh dear.  That’s just frightening.  There are people in the world who don’t know about cinnamon?  I thought that was like, standard. 

Cooking bagels:  we microwave 30 sec to soften, then toast to get a crunchy outside texture.

The Hub usually eats an egg, bacon and cheese on his so that he’ll make it to late afternoon just in case lunch isn’t happening.  Low in sugar and high in protein and complex carbs, so it does fill you up for a good long while.

Well, that’s it for my bagel review. 

Oh, and here’s some more good belly-dancing music lists (wait until after the bagels digest) here and here.  Um, there is only one man in my life who might see me trying.  I get a little embarrassed watching even cultural people belly dance in public, so don’t ya’ll go takin’ it to the streets.  I’d be hidin’ out!  😀  I had to remove the Sonific link to the neat drum one yesterday because the album cover wasn’t stylin’ for this blog.  Sorry ’bout that.  I had only heard it…I didn’t see the cover until it came on today.  I’m sure the men aren’t complainin’…but the wives probably would. 

Happy New Year!

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