You guys. I mean, YOU. GUYS. Look at this! This is the thing breakfast dreams are made of. Man food to the max and totally packed with flavor this is what you need to have in your life. These smoked salmon breakfast bagels are just pure magic. Ben and I have been having these for the last four weekends in a row. I took instagram photos of them weeks ago and said I’d put them up, then I ate them. Then the next time I made them, the lighting wasn’t “good enough”, so I ate ’em and gave up on taking purdy photos. I finally had to make these one last time to get legit photos out of them before…you guessed it – I ate ’em. And I reveled in it, cream cheese everywhere, smoked salmon falling out the side of my face. Blisssss!!
Also, on an unrelated note – we women are weird creatures. We miss out husband when they’re busy and not around, but the first day that they are done with nursing school for the spring quarter and they have time on their hands – they start bugging the ever loving daylights out of you! No? Just me.
Today, Ben actually texted me. TEXTED me. He never texts me. Ever.
Unless its “what are we having for dinner?”.
Today it was 30 text messages (no, I mean 30 – literally) starting with telling me that he ate my $40 box of Vosges chocolate and hated them so he spit them all out. Ahhh! I almost reached through the phone to strangle him Homer Simpson-style. Then it was bragging them he slept in until 9:30 this morning. His 9:30 to my 4:45 wakeup call filled me with rageaholic rage and uber amounts of jealousy. Thennnn, just in time for me to go into an afternoon meeting he sent me the remaining 23 text messages so he could perform a “Is your Phone off at work test” and see if the ringer on my phone was on while I was in the office.
His excuse for all this? “Now that I have free time I can bug you at work”.
No matter how play-mad I wanted to be – I totally adored it. Mostly I’m relieved that he survived the quarter. I’m also relieved he still hasn’t lost his sense of humor, because this quarter of nursing school was Buh Rue TALLLL.
To help him celebrate his much deserved spring break and passing all his classes, we’re heading up to the mountains for a weekend of eating, snow, beer, shopping and more beer. The friends will all be together and Oompa-pa-ing in Leavenworth, Washington. Ain’t nothing like a little Bavarian village to get you in the beer swilling mood!
Hooray Beer. And hooray for a husband you can actually spend some time with before he goes back into his cave for another quarter of never-to-be-heard-from-again silence and studying.
I’m gong to relish this next week and enjoy the heck out of his random text messages, I just know it.
And you? You should relish one of these breakfast bagels. Ferrr real son!
Have you ever had a really good smoked salmon? Like, REALLY good? I know, it’s hard to come by isn’t it? We are spoiled up here in the great Pacific Northwest with a plethora of seafood at our disposal. Salmon is our staple, we love it to no end. And in Alaska, they love their salmon too. More than us. Hard to do, but its true. This breakfast bagel is topped with smoked Copper River Salmon that is to die for. It is so full of wonderful omega-3’s and extra fat that the salmon stock up on to make their journey up the 300 mile long river, so the fish are extra rich. It quite possibly makes the BEST smoked salmon you’ll ever eat. I flaked it off and topped it on this bagel. You just can’t go wrong.
Check out these other salmon recipes
Grilled Salmon Soft Tacos
Copper River Salmon Burgers and Healthified Coleslaw
Smoked Salmon Breakfast Bagels
2 Bagels, sliced and toasted
2 Eggs, scrambled
1 Tomato, thinly sliced
Sliced Red Onion
½ cup Cream Cheese, softened
1 tsp Dill, minced
⅔ cup Smoked Salmon, flaked
Slice and toast bagels until golden brown.
In medium non-stick skillet over medium heat, cook scrambled eggs until just done. Remove from heat. Set aside momentarily.
Spread softened cream cheese over the bottom half of the toasted bagel. Top cream cheese with scrambled egg, sliced tomato, red onion, smoked salmon and dill. Top with top of toasted bagel. Serve immediately.
*Fine Print* I was given a few jars of Copper River Smoked Salmon when I was part of the CRS Fresh Catch Crew. I was not compensated for this post or for my trip to Cordova, but I was flown up to Alaska on their dime. How generous of them.