One of my favorite meals involves a good bagel with cream cheese, tomato, red onion and lox. Most of the ingredients for this are pretty inexpensive, except for the lox. Good Nova Scotia lox usually runs at least $20/lb or more. I could probably go through a half pound myself on a Sunday morning with a couple of bagels and it would be well worth the money. But why do this when you can make your own lox at home very easily.