When was the last time you had a really good fresh bagel? If you’re like me it’s been practically a decade. After my visit to Einstein Bagels last week, I realize what I have been missing. My mouth is watering just thinking about my fresh bagel topped off with grilled ham, swiss, and tomato.
Years ago when I was in college and later when I was working in corporate America stops for breakfast meetings with co-workers or a solo lunch at local bagel shops or coffee stores were a regular delicacy.
That luxury literally disappeared from my life when I became a stay at home mom. Not because we couldn’t afford it but more because that element of “me time” just magically disappeared from my life and calendar. And the thought of a quick bagel breakfast or lunch just fell from my mind.
So dear Einstein Bagels, it’s great to reconnect and I promise to be a more faithful customer in the future. And so does my husband. Last week, on the one day a week I have a babysitter, I snuck out of the house to meet my Mike on his lunch hour. Without the kids. Just the two of us. Conversation and food is something that honestly rarely happens between us given the chaos meal time seems to entail at our home with a rambunctious 2 year old toddler and 4 year old finicky eater. It was such a treat we even topped off our bagel lunch with scrumptious coffee cakes – Apple and Chocolate Chip and a return visit 2 days later with both kids!
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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Einstein Bagels. As always, all thoughts and opinions on this forgotten delicacy are my own.