isnt that kinda dumb? particularly since like, 6 people read this. and i'm related to 3 of them.
one of the things i like to do on those guilty nights is chat with a nameless friend of mine and make fun of the pretentiousness that goes into some food blogs. we dont make fun of the ones that are truly THAT good - or the ones who freely admit that they are making other people's recipes - only the ones who think they like, invented putting sliced cheese between bread with some butter and cooking it... (that would be grilled cheese for the slow people in the back ;) )
in that vein, i decided that i needed to come up with my own NEW! ORIGINAL! DONT TRY AND STEAL THIS! recipe...
this one was inspired by a couple of my favorite products
< - one brandy new to the grocery store shelves
and another old standby, straight from the college days... ->
add those two lifesavers to a little smoked fresh mozzarella and a whirl through the spice rack and voila...
Fancy Shmancy Pizza Bagels
courtesy of my big, creative brain
1 Thomases' Square Bagel Bread
2 - 3 Tbps Newman's Own Sockarooni Spagetti Sauce
Fresh smoked mozzarella (lightly salted) - about the size of a golfball
Crushed red pepper
Italian seasoning mix
Preheat oven to 375°
put half of the sauce on one side of the bagelbread, half on the other
cut the mozzarella into pieces. i like them on the smaller side, so that it takes like 7 - 8 pieces to nicely cover each square, but feel free to really express yourself here
sprinkle with a little crushed red pepper, a little garlic and some italian seasonings
throw in the oven (on a piece of aluminum foil - no need to dirty a pan for this gourmet treat) for about 5-10 minutes, until bagelbread is just starting to get a little brown on the edges and cheese is a little melty