June 23, 2006

Thwarted

A fresh bagel purchased just a few days ago should not grow mold before I get the chance to eat it. Finding mold is especially heinous when it's on a big, fat, picture-perfect bagel covered with a generous layer of delicious sesame seeds that I started thinking about feasting on the moment I awoke. In fact, that bagel is one of the only reasons I bothered getting out of bed. I was gonna slice it, toast it, and slather it liberally with soft cream cheese. Oh for the love of all that is tasty in this world, that bagel was gonna rock!

Mold.
It's what's not for breakfast.

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16 comments:

Dawn said...

Just cut it out and start munching away.

WenWhit said...

Note to self: Don't EVER eat breakfast at Dawn's.

WordsRock said...

Dawn, that very thought occurred to me, but bright green tendrils had invaded the very being of that bagel. When I sliced it open, the mold was like a network of veins throughout.

Guess I didn't want it that badly. :)

Wen... lol.

sporksforall said...

I can see eating cheese that you've de-molded. Bagels, no. Suzanne, you make it sound like some scary creeping science fiction mold. Yikes!

the only daughter said...

Green eggs, ham, bagels or cheese, I would not eat them on a dare, I would not eat them anywhere.

-Ann said...

Every morning, I make my lunch directly after waking up and make an extra sandwich to eat at work as breakfast. I'm not at my most awake or observant, so I miss things like mold on the edges of bread.

A couple of weeks ago, I was so hungry on the way into work that I took out my sandwich on the bus and took a big bite. Only to taste mold. Icky icky icky allergenic mold. Ugh. And I was on the bus, so it's not like I could spit it out or scream or get a glass of water.

Now, i check the edges of the bread very carefully! I feel your mold-induced pain.

~m~ said...

Now now....remember mold can also be our friend... it has saved many sailor from the horrors of venereal disease and the mold of the bleu variety tastes great melted over dead cow with a little garlic butter and a glass of dry red wine.

Dawn said...

WordsRock said...
Dawn, that very thought occurred to me, but bright green tendrils had invaded the very being of that bagel.


All well, then I would have to give it the boot then also.

Gina said...

I have been having the exact same thing happen to me! Luscious cheese bagels, begging to be toasted. I am going to have to start keeping them in the refrigerator if I want them to last, because it just keeps happening.

trisha said...

Oh, crap! That totally stinks!

Heh. It probably actually does.

I hate that moment of realization that you cannot eat that thing you have been thinking about.

That was an awkward sentence.

Jennifer said...

I once went months without eating bread after biting into a peanut butter sandwich with a moldy crust. Almost as traumatic as washing down your oreos with a glass of milk seven days past its prime...

I Am The Other Mom said...

Ruins the whole experience, don't it?

I mean, like Dawn said, you could cut it off and munch away, but it's just not the same.

The bagel is tainted.

It has tainted the moment. Go forth and cleanse thyself!

Elizabeth said...

You're sweaty? Ahem...why are you sweaty?

maxine said...

When we have the good fortune of fresh (real) bagels, I usually slice them when we get home and put them each in their own little zip bag and throw them into the freezer. They thaw and toast simultaneously and are seemingly fresh from the oven lasting much longer than the day or so they might make it on the counter.

Elizabeth said...

The woman is a veritable compendium on how to make food work for you. Seriously, she should write a book.

WordsRock said...

Max, the new batch of bagels I purchased this weekend was handled in the manner you recommended.

I'm looking forward to mold-free bagels! Thanks. :)