Ok, I worked on my gumption all day.
I can't PM this, I can't get it in a profile msg without a photobucket and at this point in my life (with slow internet) I got no time for photobucket.
SO! Here, for the world to see, is the mess my professional self has made of bagels.
I ALWAYS use parchment, doesn't matter what I'm making. However I'm on my last sheet and decided against it, and used a TON of cornmeal instead.
Guess what. When you steam cornmeal sans paper it makes glue.
Will anyone take me seriously as a baker again???