Long Awaited

by jenna on September 23, 2008

Good morning and happy Tuesday!

This morning is my long awaited “glory walk”. Every six weeks when a new class goes off on their externships, they do the glory walk—-basically everyone in school comes out class and lines up down the “red mile” (the looooong hallway at school). We wear a flower and our named is called on the loudspeaker while we walk down the red mile and all the students and chefs clap for us. Its kinda corny but a tradition! It just baffles me that the year is over when it feels like only yesterday I decided to move over here and do this. My graduation is officially in January and that’s when I do commencement, get a chef jacket with my name on it and………the tall hat! haha :)

So, yes, this morning I did put on a little undereye concealer (bless it) and powder. :)

For breakie I had overnight oats (1/2 cup oats soaked in 1/2 cup water with chobani, pb, maple syrup, cinnamon and a banana mixed in this morning). Ahhh they were good. Always starts my day out right.

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Not sure what my snack will entail yet but I will report back at lunch. Today we are having our beer tasting (Caitlin you should be jealous!). I think we are tasting interesting beers like blueberry, orange blossom and pumpkin. I like that better than Bud Heavy. Who likes Bud Heavy??! It’ll be interesting!

Have a good one!

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VeggieGirl September 23, 2008 at 10:46 am

Enjoy your “glory walk” this morning!! Sounds exciting!! :-)

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natalie September 23, 2008 at 11:35 am

Aww Jenna! The glory walk sounds so fun!

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Kelley September 23, 2008 at 11:49 am

hahaha bud heavy I have never heard that before!

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Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) September 23, 2008 at 12:28 pm

Awww, the glory walk is too cute! Have fun!

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caitlin (see bride run) September 23, 2008 at 12:32 pm

I AM SUPER JEALOUS of your beer tasting! you know how i love me some beer! :)

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Andrea September 23, 2008 at 12:34 pm

enjoy yuor glory walk – that’s so special :)

pumpkin beer = yum

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Christie I. September 23, 2008 at 12:34 pm

Aw, have a great time at the glory walk. I am sure this is such an exciting time in your life!

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Annie September 23, 2008 at 1:02 pm

Oh! Blueberry beer is super yummy. Almost like wine so I think you’ll enjoy it. :)

Enjoy your walk!

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Megan September 23, 2008 at 1:04 pm

I love that tradition!
Can’t wait to hear about all the beer flavors!

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Rose September 23, 2008 at 1:09 pm

Aw, the glory walk sounds nice. Have a good day!

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Meghann September 23, 2008 at 1:22 pm

I’m definitely a beer snob adn only drink the best, which sounds like you will be drinking today.. heaven!

Back in high school we did a senior run. basically on the last day of school for the seniors tehy would have a BBQ in the school courtyard and then a presentation in the auditorium. After the presentation the principal would make an announcement that ‘the class of 2003 would be leaving the buidling’ All of the other class level would come out in the hallways as the seniors literally ran around the school banging on lockers, screaming and sounding blow horns. It was awesome.

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Erin September 23, 2008 at 1:23 pm

The beer tasting sounds awesome – I’m definitely jealous!

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ttfn300 September 23, 2008 at 2:19 pm

Why do they even MAKE Bud Heavy?? lol. Congrats on the glory walk!

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Chef Erin (Pumpkin) September 23, 2008 at 2:31 pm

Congrats!Yay!
When you’re in Vero, we’ll have to go to Coasters in Melbourne together- they have 130 different kinds of beer! It’s fabulous.

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Fleur September 23, 2008 at 2:39 pm

blueberry beer!!! WOW!

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runjess September 23, 2008 at 3:14 pm

I love a good beer, but have not tried the fruity flavored kinds. Interesting.

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arielle September 23, 2008 at 3:25 pm

That’s a really cute tradition.

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Meghann September 23, 2008 at 3:28 pm

Chef Erin – can I go to Coasters too??? :)

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Becca A September 23, 2008 at 3:39 pm

Enjoy glory walk, you deserve it!

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christie September 23, 2008 at 3:50 pm

COngrads on the walk! Have a good day… pumpkin beer sounds interesting!

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Heather September 23, 2008 at 4:07 pm

Aww, congrats on your glory walk!

I LOVE pumpkin beer! I’m interested to see if you like it… the orange blossom sounds really good, too.

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Bridget September 23, 2008 at 4:24 pm

Have fun with the walk today!! So awesome!
My fiance would love your beer tasting (as would I), but he brews his own and has become quite the beer snob haha.

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greenpeeps September 23, 2008 at 9:14 pm

Jenna, I remember you commenting the other day about how expensive it is to make overnight oats with greek yogurt. I’ve been enjoying a lot of overnight oats since reading about them on your blog, and I agree that they’re an expensive (though delicious and healthy) habit to feed! A couple times recently, I’ve made them with regular, nonfat plain yogurt ($.67 per 6 oz container Dannon Nonfat Plain vs $1.79 for Fage, and I suppose even less if you buy a large container and portion it out). They had a slightly looser consistency and less tangy flavor than when made with greek yogurt. They were definitely tasty enough to allow me to save a little $$ by keeping the greek yogurt for special treats. The runnier texture worked well for me (I was mixing in a chopped apple), though I’m sure soaking the oats in less water (maybe 1/3 c vs 1/2 c) would thicken them. Just thought I’d pass along the tip!

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Chef Erin (Pumpkin) September 24, 2008 at 4:51 am

Meghann- Of course- that would be soooo fun! It’s a cool place- they have a beer list that tells you what style each one is, where it’s brewed, and what rating Beer Advocate gave it. And if you’re indecisive they have beer flights, with five or six sample pours of different beers!

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