Dinner/ Lunch

Round Two

Hi everyone!

I’ve relaxed and laid low this morning as much as jenna-possible, since I typically am very go-go-go. I laid around for a little while, threw some my uniforms in the wash and then headed out to run some errands. While I was out, I stopped at Publix to pick up something to make for lunch. Now, normally, I would just eat whatever I have since I’m going grocery shopping tomorrow……but I felt like since I have such a long day/night ahead of me, I needed a little something special!

So, I picked up whole wheat pitas, organic part skim mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, broccoli and a tomato to make a pita pizza before work! This is such a great (and healthy!) way to get your pizza craving met….along with a serving of veggies 🙂

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With grapies:

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This lunch pretty much rocked my world. I think I will be eating a lot more of pita pizzas from now on. When heated, the pita gets all chewy and the cheese gets all gooey…… 😉 SO freakin’ good!

While at Publix, I found my to my delight that they had restocked the Maple Nut Clif Bars!!! I bought another one for work tonight. I also bought a Fuze and a huge bottle of Smart Water. And for dinner tonight, I really am going to eat that Kashi Lemongrass Coconut Chicken meal. Its still safely in the pastry freezer waiting for me! I will give you my full review on it later…I can’t wait to try it! I try not to eat too many frozen meals but sometimes its the best alternative (such as when you work 10 hour shifts). I’m bringing a huge honeycrisp apple to enjoy with it and plan to gobble down the clif bar as a snack during the evening.

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For an afternoon snack:

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Tonight is guaranteed to be crazier than last night when I got off easy since we were so slow! The good news is that since we were slow, I got a ton of work done so today I can just focus on getting all my prep ready for tonight’s service. I still have to bake the usual 400 rolls, focaccia and cookies, but I should be in good shape with pies. Tomorrow is my long awaited day off!!!!!!! I think instead of the 8:00 church service, I will go to the 10:30 one so I can attempt to sleep in. Then, its grocery shopping, exercising and I think I’m going to do some cooking!

Wish me luck—here I go for round two!

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26 Comments

  • Reply
    VeggieGirl
    November 15, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Haha, love the term “jenna-possible” 😀

    Obligatory shout-out to the PB Cookie Larabar!!!

    BEST of luck with your crazy-busy evening, and look forward to your day off tomorrow!!

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    ashley (sweet & natural)
    November 15, 2008 at 10:22 am

    Hey Jenna – I’m curious. What kind of job do you want once you’ve finished your externship? Would you like to be a pastry chef at a restaurant or club like this or do you want to work in a bakery or a hotel…?

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    jenna
    November 15, 2008 at 10:25 am

    Ashley,

    I’m working on a book right now and being a writer is my main goal….I’m looking around at different editorial positions at newspapers and magagzines. I really do not want to work in a restaurant—my goal is to write, not to cook! I went to culinary school so I could really understand and “know” food in order to write about it. I never had any intention of being a chef….except for at my own house! Hehe 🙂

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    Alyssa
    November 15, 2008 at 10:38 am

    mmmmmmm pita pizzas! de-LISH! I want to be a writer, too. 🙂

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    Christina
    November 15, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Hi Jenna,

    I just found your blog this week (I think it was thru Back in Skinny Jeans, but I can’t say for sure, I was linking all over the place!) Anyway, I LOVE your blog!! My husband and I are foodies up in Ohio and tho he’s an engineer, I think Scott will end up being a nutritionist or some kind of counselor in nutrition. He’s the guy in the office that everyone goes to for food advice. We both love food and have made a commitment to really eat healthy, organic, REAL food. Just wanted to say “hi” and that I really relate to you (we both run, as well) and I just love your positive energy! I’ve subscribed to your RSS feed, so I look forward to reading more about your adventures. Be well!

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    Moran
    November 15, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Wow I never realised you were aiming to be a writer! That’s really great!
    Best of luck today!

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    Erica
    November 15, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Hope you have a great day at work! Keep focused on tomorrow…the much deserved DAY OFF! I hope everything goes uber-smoothly tonight!

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    Fancy
    November 15, 2008 at 11:41 am

    You have changed my world for the better by introducing me to Coconut Cream Pie Larabars so now I officially look to you for inspiration on new bars to try. Clif Maple Nut—here I come:)

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    Anne L
    November 15, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Jenna–you are such a trooper! Don’t think it goes unnoticed how incredibly hard you are working at both your demanding job AND your blog. Your energy and attitude are inspirational–keep it up! Can’t wait to see what you cook up tomorrow.

    To heat your pita pizza, did you put it in the oven? A while back I used to make pesto pita pizzas with pesto sauce, sun dried tomatoes, toasted pine nuts and mozzarella cheese. You just reminded me how tasty they were!

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    Julia (Santa Barbara Dreaming)
    November 15, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Good looking lunch!
    I hope you enjoy your day off tomorrow 🙂

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    LeeAnn
    November 15, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    MMM, this just made me think of what to make for supper tonight! Thanks!
    By the way, good luck tonight!

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    Grounded Fitness
    November 15, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    interesting about your book! My main goal is to write too- but i train (well, because i love it) but so I can know the indistry inside and out.

    I guess you could call it research?

    You gotta tell us what the book is about!

    Kelly Turner
    http://www.groundedfitness.com

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    Megan
    November 15, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    Hope round two goes well! Enjoy your day off tomorrow!

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    HangryPants
    November 15, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    Good lick on round two! Enjoy the rest of your day and your day off tomorrow!

    Heather

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    Andrea
    November 15, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    I love pita pizzas! My husband (then boyfriend) used to make them for dinner in college…so good! Good luck tonight, I can’t wait to see more pictures of your beautiful desserts!

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    K
    November 15, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    LOVE pita pizzas! They’re so easy to make 🙂 Glad to hear your first day went well and tonight I’m sure you’ll do just fine! Everything you make looks so impressive, I’m always in awe when I look at your blog.

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    Tamara
    November 15, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Wow, Jenna, I didn’t realize writing was your main goal either. That’s great! I started out writing for an area newspaper by doing it for free, and then they liked my work and asked me to write for pay. So that’s just a little tip for you. What type of book are you working on?

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    Runeatrepeat
    November 15, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    I just bought pitas this morning to make pita pizzas. They are my fave 🙂

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    Teenage Veg head
    November 15, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    I love the maple nut cliff bar! i usually like the chocolate flavor, but the maple nut bar has that sweet taste. The Oatmeal Raisin flavor is pretty good too!
    Have fun working tonight!!

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    claire
    November 15, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Oh my word…I tried honeycrisp apples the other day and they are SO good. My frugal nature had to go by the wayside and buy them even though they were 2.89 a pound! AND I tried Oikos today…it is so good! Just wish I could get Chobani!

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    claire
    November 15, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    BTW…I hope you have a good service tonight and are energized from your relaxing morning. Enjoy church tomorrow!

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    Oh She Glows
    November 15, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    That’s so interesting about your writing goals! I didn’t know that either, but that is so interesting. What exactly do you want to write about in particular?

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    jenna
    November 15, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    Oh She Glows,

    Food! 🙂

    Tamara,

    It’s top secret—I can’t put it on the internet for the whole world to see just yet….! It will probably be in bookstores in about 5 years. Haha

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    bobbi
    November 15, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    THAT LARABAR IS MY FAVE:) Pita Pizzas sound yummers:)

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    andrenna
    November 15, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Maybe the “Run” in “Eat, Live, Run” can stand for being on the go-go-go instead of the aerobic activity. 🙂

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    jenna
    November 16, 2008 at 7:50 am

    Anne L,

    Thank you!! As for the pita pizza, I initially started to broil it and then got really hungry waiting so I took it out and zapped it in the micro for 30 seconds! I’m all about instant gratification I guess… I steamed the broccoli lightly before topping the pizza with it!

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