I vascillate between being too lazy to make my own breakfast (aka really wanting a bagel, aka hungover) and being too cheap to pay for a meal that takes 5 minutes to consume. Yesterday, I was in the too-broke-to-justify-a-bagel camp (I was not, however, hungover. Go me!).
So I concocted this really quick, reasonable facsimile of a Mr. Bagel bagel with veggie cream cheese. I took about two heaping tablespoons of cream cheese, and mixed in grated carrot, broccoli, and onion. A little salt and pepper, and tada!
White scala bread from Rosemont Market is the best. Now I just need this Everything Bread + Bagel topping from King Arthur Flour, and I'll never want Mr. Bagel again (...ok, I didn't meant that).