Dessert/ Dinner

Cat in the Bag

Hi friends—still raining!

This afternoon I was actually quite productive and got a bunch done on the “top secret project” front. My lips are sealed! πŸ˜‰ Midway through the afternoon though I broke for a snack of an Oikos + MixMyGranola—best combo ever!

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I dragged my suitcase to begin to pack for this weekend immediately my little beast hopped in and has been sleeping there with his mouse ever since! Dexter LOVES to sleep on bags, in bags, on clothes, on papers, on pillows, in suitcases…..its funny!

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Dinner was obvious—

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Leftover split pea soup + baby carrots and raw rosemary quakers!

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Ryan’s dinner (he really doesn’t “do” split pea soup. lol)—-

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I “beefed up” some Annie’s mac & cheese by adding fresh Parmesan, a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese and fresh ground pepper. Don’t worry, he got his veggies in (and those are nitrate-free hot dogs!)! πŸ˜‰

After I ate I spent a ton of time doing some “at home alterations” to the dress I plan to wear to the rehearsal dinner. I really don’t want to pay for it to be professionally done and so with a twist of a safety pin I think I got it! I’m still going to need a ton of fashion tape (love this stuff) though but I think its doable.

Dessert was a chocolate sundae!

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OMG!!! It was so good! I used some So Delicious Coconut Milk Chocolate Ice Cream and topped it with unsweetened coconut and extra dark chocolate chips. I almost died. These coconut milk ice creams are seriously the BEST ice creams I’ve ever found at the supermarket. I can’t believe they are dairy-free!! This was rich and chocolately but with a fraction of the calories and saturated fat that ice cream has. Plus, it is super satisyfing!

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41 Comments

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    Jess
    June 30, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    haha, our cats do the same thing! They LOVE bags and boxes. Sometimes I wonder why we even buy toys πŸ˜‰

    That ice cream looks delish! I must look for that around here!

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    Recipes for Creativity
    June 30, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    One of my kitties is sleeping on a bag that hasn’t made it back up to the attic as I type this! My two cats take turns sleeping on it!

    I must try that coconut milk ice cream! Every time I see it on here it looks so good!

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    Adi (oatonomy.com)
    June 30, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Ohhh, my tummy is coveting that dessert! Looks delicious!

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    Megan (Runner's Kitchen)
    June 30, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    I’m craving ice cream now! I’ve tried the coconut milk yogurts, but not the ice cream. Looks yummy πŸ™‚

    p.s. it seems like Ryan is eating a little healthier nowadays. must be the green monster influence!

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    Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope
    June 30, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Yes! That ice cream is also my new favorite. I just bought the cookie dough and man, so goood!!!

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    Maria
    June 30, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Awww so cuteβ€”haha the perfect sized bed for Dexter! Mmmm sundae looks absolutely fabulous, especially with the extra chocolate and coconut (which are actually already incorporated in the ice cream!) πŸ˜€

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    Still Life in South America
    June 30, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Wow, those coconut milk ice creams look too good to be true. What’s the catch?!?

    That’s cool that you do your own alterations. I try to save a money and darn my own socks when they get holes in them. Every little bit counts, right?

    Fashion tape rules!

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    Lele
    June 30, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Hahahaha, all kitties love sleeping in suitcases/bags/boxes. I wonder if it takes them back to when they were feral and living in caves or something? So cute!

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    Nicole
    June 30, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Mmmm, I love the coconut milk ice cream!!!

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    nicole h
    June 30, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    ooo im going to go make myself a lil sundae!

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    Bec
    June 30, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    aww your cat is adorable! I often ‘alter’ my own clothes with saftey pins and fashion tape πŸ™‚ have a great time this weekend

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    Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    June 30, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    The chocolate sundae looks great!

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    Meghan@traveleatlove
    June 30, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Our cats LOVE suitcases. I will have to try that coconut ice cream; I have seen it at Whole Foods and wondered about it. I am doing an Amazing Grass Chocolate SuperFood giveaway that ends Friday if anyone is interested! πŸ™‚

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    Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write
    June 30, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    I know there was something other in this post than ice cream, but I no longer remember what it was… ice cream… oh my, maybe have to get some tonight!

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    Whitney
    June 30, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Coconut/chocolate smoothie? You, m’dear are a genius.

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    Lynn
    June 30, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Your dinner and dessert have me drooling!!! I still need to try that coconut milk ice cream! πŸ™‚

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    Emily
    June 30, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    My cat always sleeps in my empty (or not yet emptied) suitcase! My boyfriend and I got in some trouble when we borrowed my mother’s black suitcase and our white cat slept in it for a week. All the vacuuming and tape rollers in the world couldn’t get all the hair out…

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    leslie
    June 30, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    i agree, those coconut milk ice creams are unbelievably delicious.

    when will you be revealing this top-secret project!?

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    Hallie (Healthy Twists)
    June 30, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Haha, my boy doesn’t do split pea soup either. His loss πŸ™‚

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    Lauren (Runandrejoice)
    June 30, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Hey Jenna! I remember a while back you were cutting back on dairy, for a few reasons but the one that stuck with me was to see the effects on your skin. I have noticed that you have recently started eating more yogurt again, any reason for this? I’m just curious because I struggle with my skin AND my relationship with cows milk. The nutritional stats are so great, but I hate the risk of hormones and the higher amounts of saturated fats. Just wanted to know where you stand on that now! Thanks girl!

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      jenna
      July 1, 2009 at 7:15 am

      Lauren,

      I just love greek yogurt! I always have….I don’t like milk but I do love yogurt.

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    Jessica
    June 30, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Oh my goodness I have to try this coconut milk ice cream, it looks so good and healthy!
    Plus, your breakfast looks yummy … what are those chocolatly looking balls in your granola mix? That stuff is so expensive … how much do you get for one tube?
    -Muffy

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    Caroline
    July 1, 2009 at 12:17 am

    Wow, that sundae sounds so perfect–I can never resist chocolate and coconut!

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    MarathonVal
    July 1, 2009 at 1:26 am

    Ahhh, I wore a floor length but lowcut sundress today and I could have used some of that fashion tape!! Does it work well? I havent been able to find it at any stores but I should look online. Thanks for the tip! πŸ™‚

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    Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    July 1, 2009 at 5:13 am

    My dog does the same thing — she loves curling up on anything laying around on the floors that has SOME sort of fabric in it — what crazy animals! Your sundae looks divine!

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    Madelin @ What is for breakfast?
    July 1, 2009 at 5:34 am

    Ha ha! My cat does EXACTLY the same thing – sometimes I think about taking her with me!

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    Katrina (gluten free gidget)
    July 1, 2009 at 7:56 am

    Dude, what is the deal with this weather?! Did I miss the memo about an approaching hurricane or something?

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    Meggilizz
    July 1, 2009 at 8:08 am

    I think every cat loves suitcases! Mine love to sit on it even after I’m done packing and it’s sitting upright!

    I can’t wait to try some coconut ice cream–probably this weekend. The closest Whole Foods/Trader Joe’s is 1.5 hrs away so I’ll be making a trip hopefully on Saturday.

    Someone earlier asked about the catch to coconut ice cream–I’ve read most brands are sweetened with agave syrup. Some people are fine with eating a lot of agave syrup, others aren’t. It’s very high in fructose, but if you aren’t worried about that, then go for it! πŸ™‚

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    lila
    July 1, 2009 at 8:15 am

    hello sweet jenna,
    do yoy know where i can get a polar heart rate monitor?i mean except from amazon, a real store in uk maybe?anyone?
    thank you..

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      jenna
      July 1, 2009 at 8:38 am

      Lila,

      Unfortunately I have no idea about the UK—I would say Amazon is your best bet. I got mine from Sports Authority but I don’t think yall have those in the UK!

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    Stacy (Eating To Live Love Laugh Tri)
    July 1, 2009 at 8:26 am

    I love love love the coconut milk ice cream. The mint chocolate is out of this world amazing. Really, I cannot keep the stuff in my house because I have absolutely no self control when it is around. I hear it calling to me from the freezer and it would be rude to not answer! : )

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    Sarah
    July 1, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Mmm, I love split pea soup! Ryan is missing out πŸ˜‰

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    Tammy
    July 1, 2009 at 9:15 am

    I was curious about the So Delicious Coconut Milk Chocolate Ice Cream and looked up the nutritionals online. It has MORE calories and saturated fat than Breyers All Natural Chocolate. Each 1/2 c serving size – So Delicious is 150 calories and Breyers is 140. Saturated fat for So Delicious is 8 while Breyers is 4.5.

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    Stacey
    July 1, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Mmmm that sundae looks goooodddddd

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    Kristen
    July 1, 2009 at 10:26 am

    that dessert looks divine! SO funny your cat. My boyfriend’s sister has a pug that LOVES to sleep on people’s bags, it’s like he never wants you to leave – or wants to come with you! so cute!

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    Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    July 1, 2009 at 10:40 am

    I guess Dexter just doesn’t want you to leave and is up for a little traveling himself! πŸ˜‰

    Love that Oikos mixture. Granola and Greek yogurt just go so good together!

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    Dotsie
    July 1, 2009 at 10:55 am

    My cat Buster looks sooo much like your Dexter! Buster likes to sleep in bags, purses, grocery bags, suitcases too–you name it, he will sleep in it! Gotta love the kitties!

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    Beth @ CrossBorderCravings
    July 1, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    That ice cream looks delish! I’ve tried the So Delicious yogurts but never the ice cream. I have to say I was suuuper impressed with them so I think that ice cream will have to be next on my list!

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    Erin
    July 1, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    I’m not usually a bandwagon type of girl, but I may just have to scope out that coconut milk ice cream. It looks so fresh and delish.

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    Gillian
    July 2, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Hahaha – my cat does the same thing when I try to pack!! He gets into everything – I have to shut him out of my room so I can even get the job done!

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