We have been making bagels, and they are awesome.
I am ashamed to admit that for the past 5 years I've been buying refrigerator bagels from the grocery store. Simple, sometimes frozen, and decidedly not bagels. Then on a whim (like everything else around here) we thought to try making them ourselves.
The recipe is here: Serious Eats Bagels
They are really wonderful and not that time consuming. It takes about two hours from start to finish, but there’s not a whole lot of hands on time in that two hours. We have been making a batch every 5 or so days, along with other dough so everything rises or bakes at the same time.
I would really recommend you give them a shot, especially if you've been living on crustless, nay soulless, refrigerator bagels.
Also, due to sudden phone death, and general laziness, there are no photos this week.