savory week so far

by jenna on January 12, 2011

I’m chomping at the bit.

My butter looks so lonely in the back of the fridge and I have half a bag of dark chocolate chips just begging to be used.

My broken KitchenAid has been audibly sighing with relief, and it’s all I can do to take small bites of peppermint patties straight from the freezer and then pace around my living room with sweaty palms.

You see, I have a bit of a problem because all I can think about are these:

and these:

these:

and definitely these.

I’ll be in the middle of something calming, like answering an email or lying in savasana, and then all of a sudden it’s all I can do not to yell out CAKE!!!!! at the top of my lungs.

See? I told you I have a problem.

For the most part, savory week has been going well. I’m happy because I haven’t had to make 4932 trips to the grocery store and Adam is happy because he gets to take leftovers to work. Now I just have to work on him to actually bring his lunchbox home. I think he has about six of my small lululemon bags hidden in his desk.

The real reason I’m chomping at the bit though? I found this AMAZING no-bake chocolate peanut butter cookie recipe that needs to be made…like, stat.

Savory food, be damned!

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Ellie January 12, 2011 at 12:29 pm

I think just because you mentioned the no-bake cookies it took over my mind. Savory is great, but I’m with you, totally a sweets kind of girl :)! I almost feel like I have to redefine myself when someone asks me to bring something other than sweets over for dinner. Is that bad? Meh, makes me happy

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Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes January 12, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Ha! It must be a peculiar disease of boys to leave lunch pails at work! My own Mister is currently hiding 17of them in various places….i can’t fathom where they go!
love,
cathy b. @ brightbakes
ps.even tho your lonesome for butter……..I’m lovin the savory recipes!(soorry ;) )

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Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday January 12, 2011 at 12:31 pm

And I was doing so well with not craving sweets today until this VERY moment!

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Megan (Braise The Roof) January 12, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Haha, you know you have a problem when… :) But if you have a problem, I don’t want you to be cured because I love your dessert recipes! I can’t wait for the no bake recipe- I love those! Rest assured, we all love your savory recipes, too, though.

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aubrey @ italktofood January 12, 2011 at 12:34 pm

I can not wait for you to make those cookies! All the savory dishes you’ve been making look delicious though. And if you’re making adam happy, well….then that’s perfect! Haha

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Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin January 12, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Wow if I could bake like you I’d be chomping at the bit for some of those treats too! And those mini Lululemon bags do make the perfect lunch tote!

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Laura January 12, 2011 at 12:51 pm

After reading this post I promptly stood up from my desk and went on a search for something chocolate. Thanks for the reminder of the necessity of chocolate in our lives!

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jenna January 12, 2011 at 12:55 pm

I do what I can!

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Catie January 12, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Just reading this post has my sweet tooth aching! I don’t have a cookie with me at work so I have to pretend my celery sticks are chocolate. . . Fail!

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jenna January 12, 2011 at 12:55 pm

ugh…that never ends well..

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Baking 'n' Books January 12, 2011 at 12:58 pm

I don’t think anyone is going to hold it against you if you intermittently “throw in” some sweets to Savory week.

In fact, I was expecting – and HOPING for it ;)

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Stephanie January 12, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Every.time I see that blue frosting I want to eat my computer screen!

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Natalia - a side of simple January 12, 2011 at 1:09 pm

I knew you wouldn’t lead us astray for long. The dark side is covered in chocolate. It’s really just too good to be bad for long ;)

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Ameena January 12, 2011 at 1:09 pm

I never thought I could go a whole week free of sugar but then I did one…and two…and now I don’t crave the sugar at all. But if I was able to cook the amazing things you can….I might not be so strong.

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Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen January 12, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Ohh now you’ve got me craving sweets!!

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Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf January 12, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Haha, you and Adam are so cute. I never see my leftovers because my husband takes them to work everyday while I eat peanut butter sandwiches. C’est la vie.

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stacey-healthylife January 12, 2011 at 1:23 pm

I don’t blame you. I find it funner to bake then cook meals.

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Liz January 12, 2011 at 1:28 pm

If it’s tormenting you that much, just make something non-savory.

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m.e. January 12, 2011 at 1:28 pm

don’t you mean “chomping at the bit” not “biting at the chomp”?

I don’t know what a chomp is but I would bite at it if the craving for sugar hit

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jenna January 12, 2011 at 1:29 pm

ahahahahah yeah I do. I need chocolate.

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Blog is the New Black January 12, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Stop the torture! Eat some sugar!

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jenna January 12, 2011 at 1:37 pm

bahaha I AM eating sugar! I’m just not baking. I just finished another peppermint patty for goodness sakes! I could never quit sweets..

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Baking 'n' Books January 12, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Did you purposely just not want to bake this week or some reason? To stay away from it?…!

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jenna January 12, 2011 at 4:40 pm

just to challenge myself and cook more “real” dinners!

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Heather (Heather's Dish) January 12, 2011 at 1:39 pm

oh my gosh…i would die! i am more of a savory person anyway, but if i say “no sweets” then that’s ALL i want to eat!

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Erika @ FoodFitnessFun January 12, 2011 at 1:39 pm

I’d be chomping at the bit too! I can’t go a week without making something sweet! :-)

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Christine (The Raw Project) January 12, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Hehe, my hubby never brings his lunch containers or travel coffee mugs home either.

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Estela @ Weekly Bite January 12, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Bring on the cookies!!! ;)

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Nicole January 12, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Just grabbed a handful of peanut m&m’s, but your baked goods look much more satisfying!

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Michele @ Healthy Cultivations January 12, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Just as all work and all play make for a dull, dull person, all savory and no sweets makes for a sad, lonely kitchen. It longs for sweetness. Just bake. You know you want to.

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Michele @ Healthy Cultivations January 12, 2011 at 1:55 pm

typo in my comment corrected: Just as all work and no play….

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nico January 12, 2011 at 2:09 pm

HA, my boyfriend does the same thing with pyrex containers! he brings home a bag full of them every week!

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Fi January 12, 2011 at 2:15 pm

In the famous words of lady Victoria ‘let them eat cake!’ xx

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Jasmine @ Eat Move Write January 12, 2011 at 2:22 pm

Men are incapable of bring lunchboxes home on a regular basis. Fact.

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Gabby (Quest for Delicious) January 12, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Your feelings are totally understandable. Those donuts are calling my name.
I vote you make the cookies. For the sake of us all.

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Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 12, 2011 at 2:46 pm

“AMAZING no-bake chocolate peanut butter cookie recipe”–
I have seen plenty of those and have a few similar recipes in my arsenal of tricks. Cant wait to see what you come up with!!

And I am a sweets over savory girl….any day of the week. Any week of the year :)

Savory week…would turn into sweets week for me :)

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jen @ taste life January 12, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Come on, chica! You make the rules, you break ‘em! Give us the cookies, give us the cookies!

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Mary @ Bites and Bliss January 12, 2011 at 3:31 pm

I’d feel the same! Savory’s fun..but baking’s REALLY where it’s at!

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Elizabeth@The Sweet Life January 12, 2011 at 3:43 pm

The cake in the first photo is one of the most drool-worthy items you’ve made so far!

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Amber K January 12, 2011 at 3:46 pm

I will always be a sweets girl!

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Katherine: Unemployed January 12, 2011 at 3:49 pm

I love your ability to incorporate color into foods

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chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 12, 2011 at 3:55 pm

I’m sorry savory week ahs got you down, but you’re doing so good!! Halfway through!

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Kay January 12, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Your mom and I were talking over lunch today how we are “savory” girls. Sorry to be rebels. :)

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Mom January 13, 2011 at 5:37 am

Yes. We were …!

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R @ Learning As I Chop January 12, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Yum – what is that? Is it some kind of flatbread?

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M January 12, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Savoury (as we spell it in Canada!!) over sweets my friend!

Nothing like salty or spicy goodness…..too much sweets just makes me want to
gag to be honest!

TEAM SAVOURY!!!!

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Lindsay @ The Reluctant Runner January 12, 2011 at 4:25 pm

That first picture made me want to yell out, “CAKE!” too! I prefer savory flavors over sweet most of the time, and I can go quite a few days without having desert, but going without fruit would make me crazy.

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Lacey @ Lake Life January 12, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Bwahaha. While reading your post all I could picture was this:

http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/10/god-of-cake.html

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salah (My Healthiest Lifestyle) January 12, 2011 at 4:52 pm

I can’t wait for you to make those cookies!!!

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Paige @ Running Around Normal January 12, 2011 at 4:53 pm

LOL! Sounds like it’s going well… :)

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Kristin @ the expat diaries January 12, 2011 at 5:23 pm

All of my small lululemon bags have also fallen victim to the mysterious male work lunch phenomenon. Where do they go?

I’m loving savoury week, but those photos are AH-mazing.

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Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day January 12, 2011 at 5:26 pm

every time you post a pic of those Oh Baby bars, I want to lick my screen.

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Joelle (The Pancake Girl) January 12, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Um, whatever that first picture is of, I want some!

Savory is overrated… baking recipes are more fun to look at if you ask me. :) Frosting is prettier than chicken breast, basically.

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Baking 'n' Books January 12, 2011 at 5:43 pm

I thought the same thing about that first pic!

Jenna – now I know who it is you remind me of! Lauren Conrad (y’know The Hills, Laguna Beach)…she just died her hair though – but still…here’s what triggered it…

http://www.styleswept.ca/2011/01/love-it-or-loathe-it-the-darker-side-of-lauren-conrad.html

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Dynamics January 12, 2011 at 5:49 pm

You broke your baby Hobart, I mean Kitchen-Aid? Wow, poor thing. I think mommy should buy you a new one, a stronger one, a pretty one. What do you think?

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Marie-Journey to Body Zen January 12, 2011 at 6:00 pm

My husband leaves his lunchbox at work too. It drives me loco!

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dana @ my little celebration January 12, 2011 at 6:20 pm

I’m with you all the way! I’m a total sweets girl. Savory goods never titillate my taste buds the way sugar does. I’m already looking forward to the new no-bake recipe you’re anxiously preparing to make.

Lovely post! I especially enjoyed the photos…and the commentary. OK, just the whole thing.

Always enjoy your blog,
Dana

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Jen January 12, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Why why why can guys not remember to bring home dirty lunchware? Every morning I remind my boyfriend to BRING HOME THE CONTAINER! Yet every night he returns empty handed.

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Laura January 12, 2011 at 7:18 pm

I just baked chocolate chip cookies for you. You can live vicariously through me! :) I don’t know how you’re doing it…I’m absolutely always a sweets girl.

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jenna January 12, 2011 at 7:32 pm

Yum! Thanks for the virtual cookie. :) And don’t worry, I’m still eating sweets, I’m just not baking them for a week!

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Maria @ The Fitted Apron January 12, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Where in heavens did you find a doughnut mold? But what I really want to know is, are baked doughnuts just as good as fried?

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Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 12, 2011 at 7:53 pm

I say, go for the sweets. A girl can only take so much!

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Ashley January 12, 2011 at 9:18 pm

you make me laugh… like, so hard! : )

“it’s all I can do to not yell out CAKE!!”

most honest thing written. Ever. I mean… who hasn’t felt like that at one point?! : )

I really needed a good laugh today. You have made my day a lot better and for that, I thank you. : )

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Hanna January 13, 2011 at 12:26 am

That cake at the top looks SO delicious! What is it?

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Jenny January 13, 2011 at 2:26 am

Hey Jenna! I love reading your blog, though now I’ll be reading it even more in anticipation for this no-bake cookie recipe. I’m currently living/teaching in Taiwan with no access to an oven–which is exacerbated by the fact that they simply do NOT know how to define, let alone make a cookie here. I’ve done cookie dough truffles (have you tried those? AMAZING) a few times but would love another recipe. For my (savory-over-sweet) students, of course…. ;)

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Emma @ cuddlenread.blogspot.com January 13, 2011 at 3:30 am

Now that I’m on the all natural kick, I love having these made from scratch, easy yummies! Thank you!

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KatherineC January 13, 2011 at 9:36 am

What’s in that last photo and where can I find the recipe? It looks aMAZing!

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Jaime Ramsay January 13, 2011 at 10:23 am

You are hilarious! Seriously….”Cake!!” made me laugh out loud.

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Caitlin January 14, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Okay seriously – what is the top picture? I need it in my life, now.

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