Dessert/ Dinner/ Lunch

She’s Only Happy In The Sun

(ben harper? anyone?)

Wow….guess y’all really love pancakes!! 🙂

Here are your four winners:

1. #226 Abby!

2. #448 Robyn!

3. #178 Jenn!

4. #767 Brianna!

Girls, if you could just email me your information I will pass it along to my contact at Kodiak Cakes. Thanks so much! 🙂 Also, for everyone else, there is now a special ELR discount if you want to purchase the mix online. Just type in the promo code “eatliverun” and receive 20% off your Kodiak Cakes order!

How was your Friday?! Mine was totally and completely unproductive. Just one of those days I guess. The weather was absolutely horrible (cold fog and rain!) and I was totally unmotivated to do anything. Bah! I did have a good time catching up with Kelly this morning and buying my coffee that I was out of!


Mmmmmmm there’s nothing like the smell of freshly ground coffee beans. And check out Kelly’s hot chocolate!


When you buy coffee at Flying Goat you get a free coffee so mine wasn’t as exciting as hers. Oh well.

Lunch was a big salad with random things on top:



Yeah, I pretty much just dump my fridge on spinach and it works. This one had 3 scrambled egg whites, hummus, hot sauce, leftover black beans, some raw goat cheddar and kabocha squash. It was actually quite delicious.

So delicious and SO filling that all I snacked on later was an apple:


And had Annie’s for dinner mixed with canned tuna (and more squash muhahaha):


Am I the only one that sometimes has days where you feel like the most productive thing you do is take a SHOWER?! I swear….not seeing sunshine really takes a toll on my mood.

I self medicated myself with chocolate and vanilla swirl frozen yogurt with oreos:


And now, at 8:00 on a Friday night, I’m about to climb into bed and watch Sweet Home Alabama for the 450th time. Yay!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    December 11, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    I could watch that movie a million times. It is so wonderful. 🙂

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    December 11, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Why’d you want to marry me anyhow??? LOVE IT!

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    Sam (Merit to the Carrot)
    December 11, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    The more squash, the better. Is it weird that I find it pretty?

    Gotta love self medication! Sweet 🙂
    My mom and I have watched that movie so many times, it’s redunkulous.
    Enjoy your evening!

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    December 11, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Today’s weather was awful. We pay big bucks to live here-bring back the sun!!!!

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    December 11, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    your not the only one who has days like that! blah weather can completely make me blah…. and sometimes good weather can too!

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    December 11, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Love that movie! Hooray for Friday nights in. I got in my Pj’s at 6:30, ordered sushi and opened a bottle of bubbly!

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    Katy @ These Beautiful Feet
    December 11, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Yes, we have had weather like that lately. I remember being at my internship some of those days and feeling so unmotivated and lacking energy. No wonder people get depressed in the winter!! Cheer up though, stay strong! Fight the good sunshiney fight! 🙂 Oh and way cute movie as well!

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    Mary (Food Fit and Fun)
    December 11, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    that hot cocoa looks so yummy! Dissapointed that I didn’t win your contest…but I did purchase 3 boxes of the pancake mix since I cannot find it anywhere!!! Thanks for the special discount. I cannot wait to receive it!!!

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    Cynthia (It All Changes)
    December 11, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    I love refridgerator salads. I use leftovers all the time on top of salads 🙂

    Enjoy the movie because it is one of my favorites.

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    December 11, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    You know what’s weird, you actually seriously remind me of Reese Witherspoon. No lie! 🙂 BTW, kitchen sink salads are THEBOMB.

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    December 11, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    I had a horribly unproductive day today too. I made some gnocchi (absolute fail, but they looked pretty… pictures on blog).

    Weather today was crappy here too. Below 20 degrees all day and snowy off and on. Tomorrow will be a better day!

    Sweet Home Alabama is a cute movie! I wish I could watch instead I will be paper writing!

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    December 11, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Living in Chicago I have many days where there’s a windchill of -15 outside and I can’t bring myself to go outside, which leads to procrastination of everything on the bottom of my to-do list and that same unproductive rut. I find it really helps to make up specific tasks for those days where the weather or life gets you down. Mine are household cleaning and intense planner reorganization (listing my week out day by day). The outcome rarely gets followed step by step but by spending the time sorting things at least helps avoid the guilt of spending a day putting a dent in the couch. You’re lucky you have those 1,000 words to shoot for, it’s something to do even if you end up writing about coffee and foggy squash moods!

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    December 11, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    just did the same but with sushi take out, a glass of wine, and The Jane Austen Book Club. soooo good!

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    Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore)
    December 11, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    You are certainly not alone in that. I self medicated tonight with Ben and Jerrys. Sigh.

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    December 11, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Around here, sometimes it seems like the coldest days are the sunniest days. Strange.

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    December 11, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    I’m having a similar Friday night, except it was homemade pumpkin ice cream, a glass of wine, and When Harry Met Sally. Cheers to a peaceful night indoors and out of the cold!

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    December 11, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Aw Jenna, you’ll get through it! My Husband gets a little blue this time of year too. For me it isn’t rainy or cloudy weather that makes me blah but the SAME weather all of the time.

    Have you considered a sun lamp to help you get through the transition of moving from Florida to somewhere more rainy? Hang in there 🙂

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    December 11, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    That is the best Friday night movie!

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    December 11, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Your salad sounds so simple… and yet, with all the amazing ingredients, is so gourmet all the same! Raw goat cheddar + kabocha sounds like a delicious combination. Dessert looks fab too 😉

    Have a relaxing evening!

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    Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run
    December 11, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Yes, sometimes I do feel that the only ‘productive’ thing I’ve done is shower. I thought you were out at some fancy restaurant tonight with friends. Glad to hear you take it easy too. Enjoy the movie!

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    December 11, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    the frozen yogurt looks wonderful!!!

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    December 11, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    OMG I LOVE Ben Harper. He’s AMAZING in concert. Sorry to go all Kanye with those caps! ha.

    Oh and send that yogurt my way stat please 🙂

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    December 11, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    That salad looks genius, I never think about eggs in salad.

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    December 11, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    The weather totally affects my mood too. It has been FREEZing in Colorado and gloomy, which is actually not typical! Being stuck in the house for 1 full day was ENough for me. REAlly really love your blog =)

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    Suzanne de Cornelia
    December 11, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Sometimes those blah days are necessary. When you have a cottage with a fireplace it’ll be better as then lighting a fire, cooking, listening to music, writing even in the yucky rain is fun…like closing out the world. I posted my first Super-Blogger interview tonight…am doing it weekly for a year. So hope can post yours in April when you may have a breather! And Jenna—you really must Yelp and Google about the Pebble Beach Food and Wine in April and then go if you have to go as a volunteer. EVERY major world chef is there! It’s INCREDIBLE!

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    December 11, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Yes I totally agree! Without sunshine I go crazy! I made it a goal to get outside for at least 10 min a day..just to get fresh air…IT HELPS! Just saw hes just not that into you and it was funny…you should check it out 🙂

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    December 11, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    good for you on the shower, on my super lazy days I can’t even get that in!

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    Mastering Public Health
    December 11, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Definitely had those shower-only days. Now that it’s frigid here in the northeast, I feel the same. “Seasonal Affective Disorder” is real! Missing warmth and sunshine right now.

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    December 11, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Oh, that hot chocolate looks to die for! and oh yes…fro yo. Yummmm. 🙂

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    December 12, 2009 at 12:01 am

    LOVE Ben Harper! I totally know what you mean about the weather, it’s surprising how much is can effect your day! Don’t get me started on my mood when its gloomy and -29 celcius outside!

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    Tania @ Moment Anew
    December 12, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Today was definitely one of those days for me. Between trying to shift from working nights to staying awake during the day, I (just barely) managed to take a shower, brush my teeth and update my blog. Good thing I didn’t post any photos of myself from today as I didn’t make it around to brushing my hair LOL. Oh well! Tomorrow perhaps 😉

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    christie, honoring health
    December 12, 2009 at 2:35 am

    Seeing the sun really impacts my mood as well. But, hey, I also think you need those kinds of days from time to time.

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    December 12, 2009 at 2:53 am

    love that movie!

    so how are you adjusting to all the norcal – ness? =D

    i’ve been lurking on your blog for God knows how long and i would love to actually reach you sometime. please don’t think i’m a creeper! i’m actually located in norcal too, so when you moved out here i was totally psyched! anyhoo, i hope you’re staying totally positive with the holidays coming up and all… =D i love pancakes!!! (and all food for that matter! haha!)

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    December 12, 2009 at 4:02 am

    That hot chocolate looks amazing. I might do that instead of coffee this morning. Looked like a good Friday night to me 🙂

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    Lily @ Lily's Health Pad
    December 12, 2009 at 4:11 am

    Sometimes you have to take a cue from the weather and take a little rest day.

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    December 12, 2009 at 4:18 am

    This is one of my FAVORITE songs! I think he secretly wrote it for me! 😉

    Have a great weekend dear.

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    December 12, 2009 at 4:34 am

    Sometimes I don’t even make it to the shower on my unproductive days! heehee!

    Yummy salad!

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite
    December 12, 2009 at 4:39 am

    Sounds like the perfect night to me!

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    December 12, 2009 at 4:45 am

    Sounds like a great Friday night to me 🙂

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    diana(mymarble rye)
    December 12, 2009 at 4:58 am

    do you live near the frozen yogurt place? If so..DANGEROUS…michael jackson style.

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    December 12, 2009 at 5:15 am

    That hot chocolate looks divine!!! Sweet Home Alabama is one of my all time favorite movies!! I don’t even need to turn it on to quote the whole thing. Sounds like a good night!

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    December 12, 2009 at 5:42 am

    Aww Jenna, unproductive days are disappointing… but spending time with Kelly must have been enjoyable! And as for kabocha squash – no shame in having it twice a day! I have it for all three meals sometimes; it’s so tasty!

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    December 12, 2009 at 5:49 am

    One of the best movies ever in my book… love Reese Witherspoon and the story is just too cute!

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    Evan Thomas
    December 12, 2009 at 6:09 am

    Mac and cheese and tuna–a timeless dish

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    December 12, 2009 at 6:14 am

    Sounds like an awesome Friday to me!! I definitely have days like that where I am not very motivated… but its good sometimes. I bet you will have a super productive day today though-it all balances out!

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    Kelly Olexa
    December 12, 2009 at 7:00 am

    I love that movie!! 😉

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    Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    December 12, 2009 at 7:05 am

    I think we all deserve a day to be completely unproductive! After how busy you’ve been lately, don’t be afraid to allow yourself a day off every once in a while. And, yes, Sweet Home Alabama is one of those shows that can be watched 3429340854 times and still never get old! 🙂

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    December 12, 2009 at 7:06 am

    Yummy drink….I luv it…Flying Goat!

    Congrats to the winners!

    Bee Happy!

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    Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    December 12, 2009 at 7:11 am

    Sorry to hear your day was a bit blah what with the weather and all, however, that hot chocolate looks like a nice pick-my-up in a cup! Your produce always looks so vibrant and alive. I can’t get over that apple! Have a great Saturday lady!

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    December 12, 2009 at 7:36 am

    Ah, all your squash is making me so excited to eat mine! I’m planning on roasting that sucker this weekend and eating it all week long. If it lasts more than a few days…

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    December 12, 2009 at 7:40 am

    mac and cheese w/ tuna…sounds great

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    Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    December 12, 2009 at 7:51 am

    Jenna have you bought stocks in squash!

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    December 12, 2009 at 8:25 am

    ahh i LOVE sweet home alabama! anything with reese witherspoon or rachel mcadams is my fav 🙂

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    December 12, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Wow total YUM

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    December 12, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Ben Harper is my FAVORITE musician/singer!!!

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    December 12, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    What’s worse than a shower being the most productive thing in your day, is not taking a shower at alll. And not being productive. Hahaha. Oh Jenna, you crack me up.

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