Frozen Assets

by jenna on January 28, 2008

Tonight I made a quick, light dinner after all the hair drama went down!! I reheated a slice of the Leek and Pancetta Quiche I made a couple weeks ago and froze individual slices. Let me just tell you…..it reheated wonderfully!! I popped a slice into a 350 degree oven and let it warm up for about 15-20 minutes. The crust got all crispy and golden again and the filling was hot and cheesy and wonderful. Def. a must make! I also had a salad and a small glass of wine.

Then…..about an hour later I broke into the cookies! I found these cookies I LOVED to eat in Paris here at my local grocery store, so of course I had to buy some! They are just little butter biscuits dipped in extra dark chocolate. Aka heaven on earth. I had two of them with a cup of peppermint tea for the most perfect dessert!

Tomorrow marks my first day of Hospitality class. For three weeks I’ll have this one class from 10:00-1:00 every day. Then……..baking starts on february 18th! I already have the countdown going on my calender in my room! I’m sure hospitality class won’t be the most exciting after coming from baking delicious desserts everyday, but its a core class and I have to do it to graduate. Its going to be more like a regular college class—having homework, writing papers, reading…..I miss college so this might be nostalgic! Actually, my roommate and I were just whining about how much we miss college and could go shopping and do whatever we wanted on a whim. I was so eager to graduate I busted my butt taking 18-19 credits a semester just to get into the real world. And girls let me tell you, the real world is not that fun. Or at least it doesn’t seem like it will be that much fun (when I have mega loans to pay back!!). ENJOY COLLEGE WHILE YOU CAN!!!!! Thats the moral of the story!

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My dinner (quiche + wine + salad) was about 550 calories. Dessert (2 of these cookies) was 130. Seriously–try to find these cookies, they are amazing!!!! You really are satisfied with only eating two because they are so rich and buttery!

ps—the roommate posted her chicken sloppy joe concoction! Find it in last night’s dinner post :) Enjoy!

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Sana January 28, 2008 at 1:23 am

I love those cookies! never tried the dark chocolate ones. i usually buy the hazelnut milk chocolate covered ones and they are delicious. Either these or Kashi dark chocolate or the Kashi trail mix cookies (130 for the cookie + a lot of fiber and are pretty filling) are the perfect cookie fix.

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Bev January 28, 2008 at 1:29 am

I love to fix quiche and my husband also loves it. I’m having a hard time reading the name of the cookie . What is the name ? Have a great week ! You are a very hard working girl :)

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Lynn January 28, 2008 at 1:45 am

I laughed out loud too with beth’s comment! Do you like the bora bora bars more than the kind ones?

Also, in the morning I asked a question regarding whether its ok to exercise immediately after working out, I know your super busy, but if you get a chance sometime in the next few days I would love to hear your advice as well! Thanks :)

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jenna January 28, 2008 at 1:49 am

Lynn,

I really dont see a problem physiologically with working out after eating if it doesnt bother your stomach. My favorite time to work out is in the morning about an hour after I eat breakfast. Then I eat a light snack like yogurt and fruit after my workout. I wouldnt eat a big breakfast like bacon and eggs then work out 5 minutes later, but a carb heavy breakfast like oats and granola would be a good choice.

I like Kind bars better because they are “bigger” looking and contain WHOLE nuts instead of chopped ones. These are a great substitute though and I will def. buy both Kind bars and bora bora whenever I can! (and can afford since they seem to be more expensive than others!)

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jenna January 28, 2008 at 1:51 am

These were “le petit ecolier” cookies aka the little school boy. They make them dipped in milk chocolate, dark chocolate and this..which is extra dark chocolate (70% cocoa). I LOVE them!!!!! I pretend I’m in france when I eat them. Its so funny because IN france these are sold with the cereals in the grocery stores…they are called “breakfast biscuits”…they actually aren’t that sweet really. The cookie is more like a biscuit–it doesnt have much sugar in it then they are dipped in dark chocolate, which is more bitter than sweet. The french love their breakfast pastries–thats for sure! ;)

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Liz January 28, 2008 at 2:02 am

Oh my gosh! I could eat those cookies by the box…I love them!!!!!! Just a question Jenna, you’ve probibly answered it before, but do you use a heart rate monitor when you work out? I’ve been thinking of getting one, so any recommendations from you readers would be great!

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jenna January 28, 2008 at 2:07 am

I use a heart rate monitor when I run. I got a polar f4 when I was training for a marathon and love it. I rarely wear it when I just go lift weights, do general cardio or go to yoga though.

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Kristin January 28, 2008 at 2:19 am

Hey Jenna,
Those cookies look delicious- I’ll definately have to look for them next time I’m at the store!
Do you find them at wholefoods?

Ok, onto my real question.
I had a question about freezing bread… living alone, I never end up finishing a loaf of bread/bag of mini bagel breads etc, so I would like to freeze them and preserve them to save a bit of money! I noticed you were a big advocate on freezing bread, so my question is… I live in a dorm, how would you suggest I freeze/reheat my bread? Is it possible to defrost bread in the microwave, or should I leave it out after I freeze it? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Thanks =)

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Kate January 28, 2008 at 2:24 am

Quick question Jenna. I have been using foil to reheat things in the oven, but to cut back on expenses, i’d rather not. What material tray do you use to heat things up on in the oven? Thanks!!

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jenna January 28, 2008 at 2:27 am

kate,

ehh i’m bad…i always just use foil or nothing at all!

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Ashley January 28, 2008 at 4:08 am

so you went to regular college too? what was your major?

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Jill January 28, 2008 at 5:08 am

These really are the most amazing cookies ever! I’ve found a couple of stores in my area with them and ALWAYS need them in stock for when I have a craving. I know what you mean about school, everyone has been telling me that! So I’ve decided I’m going to be a professional student!

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jenna January 28, 2008 at 12:15 pm

I graduated from the COllege of Charleston with a BA in English and Creative writing :)

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Shelley January 29, 2008 at 4:05 pm

j’adore les petits ecoliers!! ils me manquent…

lol, that sounds kind of dirty and wrong, but those cookies are seriously delicious :)

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