@Stargzer: "My Beagles... are eating machines second only to the shark."
I will go along with that. There is a beagle nearby that I have taken for walks occasionally when her owners are away. She will pull me 15 feet off the path and turn around triumphantly with a dry old chicken bone in her mouth. I can see why they use them as search dogs at airports. Great dogs though.
BTW If you will get in touch with me at stn564 (at) yahoo (dot) com (dot) au I will try and post you a packet or two of Tim-Tams. Such devotion to Aussie food should not go unrewarded ..... and I don't like to think of you being ropeable!
@Max: ". . . a card-carrying member of the non-bagle-eating fraternity."
My Beagles and I are happy that this was only an apparent transposition of the 'e' and 'l' and not an omission of an 'e' before the 'a.' So, I am sure, is MeasurementBlues, since I believe that like bacon, dogs are not on the Kosher Menu.
My Beagles love Bagels, and just about any other food; they are eating machines second only to the shark.
@stargzer: "Cutting it in half allows one to eat half now and half later.."
You can do the same if it's sliced, of course. As my wife rarely eats carbs at all (so I am the sole bagel-consumer in our house), I buy my baker's dozen every so often, take them home and slice them ALMOST all the way through, and freeze them in zip-lock bags (6 in one, 7 in the other; my preferred bakery provides really nice heavy-duty ones). 95% of the time, I take out HALF, nuke for a few seconds to thaw, and either use it as the base for an open-face grilled cheese sandwich, topped with either a nice tomato slice or roasted red pepper that I make in the toaster oven; or, when I am feeling very traditional, I toast it, add a schmear of cream cheese, top that with a slice of Vidalia onion (in season), then a double layer of lox, and top it all with again either tomato or roasted red pepper. I had the latter version this morning in fact!