Mike and I really like fresh bagels from Wegmans. I try to avoid the prepackaged ones, because it just doesn't seem right that they're soft all the time. Plus, I fins the texture weird, too squishy. Real bagels get hard after a few days, which up til now has been a problem. We would only buy six at a time (missing the discount you get if you buy them by the dozen) and still couldn't eat them quite fast enough.
Luckily, we have been saved by Mike's Aunt Gina's genius.
She taught us this great idea to keep the bagels fresh. At first I thought that everyone knew this, but somehow Mike and I missed out on this day in school. I shared it with my mom, but she was amazed by it too! Aunt Gina lives in MD, so maybe this information hasn't spread this far north yet.
I have taken it upon myself to spread the word of bagel freshness!
Step 1: Buy a dozen bagels. Enjoy the discount!
Step 2: Slice bagels. Then stick them back together.
Step 3: Place sliced bagels in a gallon sized freezer bag.
Step 4: Toss joyously into the freezer, knowing you are going to have some amazing bagels next time you want them.
When ready to eat, simply remove one from the bag and put it in the toaster! It comes out like you just bought it and sliced it that day! Amazing!