So I decided to make pizza bagels for lunch.
Now, the back story: Every time we buy bagels we somehow up end up with too many and I, inevitably, shove the leftovers into the freezer to use ‘another day’. So when I pulled the almost-obscured-by-frost bag o’ bagels from the depths of the freezer today, I had no idea what bagels I had on hand. Absolutely no idea. We usually get our standards: Sesame (E and I), Plain (babies) and Well-Done Onion(C), so I didn’t even think about what I was defrosting on the counter.
Not even when I toasted them.
Not even when I smeared them with sauce, topped them with shredded cheese and then whacked them back into the toaster again.
Can you tell where this is going?
I forgot about the French Toast Bagel.
Anyway, this was the babies’ first time having pizza bagels. I don’t think they minded the bagel options at all. In fact, I am pleased to say that this meal was TOTALLY Toddler-Approved. French Toast Bagels and all.
Pizza Bagels by Me
1 Bagel, sliced open
2 Tablespoons Pasta Sauce **I used jarred Marinara today.
Shredded Cheese to cover **I used about 2 handfuls of pre-shredded mozzarella today.
1- My kids like chewy bagels-bordering on crunchy, so I double toast them: Once to get the bagels all toasted, then I smear them with sauce (about 1 Tablespoon per half bagel) and top with a handful of shredded cheese.
2- I then toast them a second time to melt the cheese.
I’m glad I made an extra half for me. I like pizza bagels too. *grin*