My breadmaking ventures have now branched out to bagels. I wish I had known earlier how simple they are to make! Each week before heading off to the Farmer's Market I put together a batch and pop them in the oven to proof. By the time I return from the market the bagels are ready to shape, boil and bake. Alltogether they only take about 2 hours until good eats.
Here's a simple bagel recipe to try for your first venture: http://hubpages.com/hub/Homemade_bagel_recipe_Make_great_nadrolled_water_bagels__its_as_easy_as_baking_a_loaf_of_bread
Bring on the cream cheese and have a great start to your weekend!