Dessert/ Dinner

Tasty Leftovers

Hi everyone

Please continue to keep my family in your thoughts as we just received news that my grandfather is not doing well. My mom is flying up there as soon as she can and I might have to go home for awhile to take care of the house/dog/brother. I know my whole family appreciates all your kindness. Kind comments really go a long way. Especially now.

On a better note: my lunch was fabulous. I am in love with the whole wheat pita/almond butter combo. The pita did not get mushy or hard or anything. I actually softened it in the microwave for a few seconds this morning before packing it and wrapped it in tin foil to keep it’s shape. I highly recommend this easy, portable lunch! The pita was very chewy and, folded up, it fits conveniently in your purse if you need it to.

Sorry to be boring but since I hate to waste food, dinner was leftovers tonight! I reheated the last of the baked beans (again, I wish I would have made more—these are awesome!!) with more cornbread, steamed broccoli and a spinach salad with grape tomatoes, bell pepper, carrot and Goddess dressing. I’m bringing another cookie with me to school tonight because one of those super-charge-me cookies really kept me going last night when I ate it around 8:00. I was “charged up” for the next 3 hours—literally!


On another bright note—here are some more pictures of my baby. How cute is he??!! And, yes, I do sleep with stuffed rabbits. It’s a full bed these days 😉


and, yes, that quilt is from Anthropologie (I knew the question was coming)


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    April 15, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    I’m sorry to hear your grandfather isn’t doing better. =( I will keep him in my thoughts. I hope he recovers soon.

    Dexter really is a cutie!

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    Alli W.
    April 15, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Your grandfather is in my thoughts, of course. I’m glad you have Dexter to comfort you!! And, of course, love the quilt.

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    April 15, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    My thoughts are definitely with your family. I hope everything works out the best way possible for all of you!

    on the food note, I had the same thing for lunch today randomly and it was also something to write home about. haha.

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    Mel H
    April 15, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    aww I totally sleep with two teddys- one from my mom and dad when i was a baby and one from the bf! he throws them off the bed when he stays over-what a hater! haha!your dinner looks great! I love left overs- so much better the next day! and jenna, you, your grandfather, and entire fam are in my prayers. Stay strong hun!God has a purpose for everything (even though its hard to imagine sometimes! ) xoxo

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    April 15, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    I’m sending some good thoughts and prayers to your family. I really hope that everything gets better for you all.

    And I love your quilt!

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    April 15, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    Jenna, I am so sorry to hear about your grandpa. I really understand what you’re going through, as I’ve lost all of my grandparents at this point and I remember how stressful it was to watch them endure various illnesses. Please know that you, your grandfather and your entire family will remain in my daily thoughts and prayers. Hang in there sweetie! Big hugs!

    And Dexter is such a cutie pie! He looks so comfy and cozy on your bed.

    Oh and definitely no shame in stuffed animals. You should see my bed! I’ll be turning 26 this August and I have dozens of stuffed animals. I LOVE them to pieces!

    Have a great night in class! 🙂

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    April 15, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Jenna, you and all your family will be in my prayers!! <3

    And Dexter is just so adorable!!

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    April 15, 2008 at 10:07 pm


    so sorry to hear about your grandfather. my great grandpa died a while ago and i know how it can devestate a family. my thoughts are with you.

    also (on a lighter note) did you get your bedsheets from anthropologie? i have ones so similar to them..same pattern and everything! they are very cute. thanks for everything you do, youre a great role model! keep up the good work :]

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    April 15, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    oh i just read the caption :] i love the colors!!

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    April 15, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Jenna, you KNOW that I’m still keeping your family in my deepest thoughts and prayers – I’m hoping for the best!!

    Your dinner isn’t boring at all – leftovers are fabulous!!

    Haha, I LOVE the photograph of Dexter with the stuffed animals – he fits right in! :0D

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    Emily #2(haha)
    April 15, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    My thought are with your family. I hope you all can support eachother as much as possible!

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    April 15, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    So sorry to hear about your grandfather, i will keep your family my thoughts.

    Leftovers are great, especially when you have other things on your mind! It still looks yummy, even as a repeat!

    Also, I have stuffed animals too and my bf likes to make fun of me 🙂

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    April 15, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Good thoughts coming your way…

    And I for one appreciate you eating leftovers! Sometimes as I read food blogs where there’s a new meal every night, I feel like a leftover loser!

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    April 15, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Prayers, and blessings are with your family Jenna. From mine to yours. We’ve all been there and we understand that your family takes priority here. If you need to put the blog on hold, we’ll still be here when you get back with open arms. *Blogsphere Hug*

    On a slightly lighter note: My best friend has your bed spread! Anthropology? LOL. Aaaand your kitty is SOO ridic cute 😉

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    Ashley H
    April 15, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    I can truly say that I know what you are going through because my boyfriend’s grandfather recently past away. We live a few hours away from them and it made it hard for us to be with him during those times. My advice would be to stay strong and rely on others in your family for support because they are the only ones who truly know what you are going through. I will keep him (and you) in my prayers.

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    nicole r.
    April 15, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    best wishes towards your fam and grandfather… truly, i hope everything works out for the best for y’all.

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    April 15, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    Sending thoughts and prayers your way.

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    April 15, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Jenna, of course you know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Lets hope everything works out.

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    April 15, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    My thoughts are with you and your family Jenna! At least little Dexter is there to bring you some happiness 🙂

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    April 15, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    My thoughts are with you and your family during this though time. On a happier note- Dexter is so cute!! And your meals look fab as always!

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    April 15, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    hi jenna, so sorry about the news…i will pray for you this week! your meals look delish as usual… what type of pita did you use? also what brand of AB? i’m trying out different types, but haven’t found my fav yet

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    April 15, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    Jenna, I’m keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers – you’ve given me so much through your blog and it’s only the least I can do!

    Dexter is adorable – truly! It’s really great that he is in your life and bringing a smile to your face 🙂

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    April 16, 2008 at 12:22 am

    Of course we’ll be praying for your grandpa and family! Hang in there, we know it’s not easy, but we’re here for you! Stay strong!

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    April 16, 2008 at 12:45 am

    Jenna, I’m so sorry to hear your grandfather is not doing better. You and your family are in my prayers.

    I didn’t get a chance before so I’ll also say congrats on your new pet 🙂 Cats are so wonderful and they bring so much joy and love into a home. Dexter is beautiful! Today’s my kitty’s 5th birthday (hard for me to believe), but seeing your pictures reminds me of when he was just a little nugget.

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    April 16, 2008 at 12:47 am

    Jenna, So sorry to hear about your grandfather. Hopefully he knows how many people are pulling for him!

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    April 16, 2008 at 1:10 am

    I’ll keep your grandfather and the rest of your family in my thoughts and prayers. Hang in there, kiddo.

    Your dinner looks fabulous and your bedroom is so cute! I have that same stuffed bunny–Cuppy Bunny from the Parent Trap movie! Yes, I’m 27 going on 7… 😉

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    April 16, 2008 at 1:23 am

    I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry to hear the bad news, I hope he soon recovers.

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    April 16, 2008 at 1:43 am

    Hey Jenna, I just wanted you to know that your family is in my prayers. Stay strong!

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    April 16, 2008 at 1:47 am

    I am so sorry to hear about your grandfather!! I will call your mom tomorrow – –
    I love DEXTER!! I would have sent you a kitten!!! 🙂

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    April 16, 2008 at 2:02 am

    Your family is def. in my prayers Jenna.

    btw i have that same quilt and that picture frame that you have in the background…:)

    almond butter and pita is totally my lunch tomorrow lol looks delish

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    April 16, 2008 at 2:35 am

    I’m very sad to hear that news. I will be thinking of him and everyone in your family, of course.

    your quilt is beautiful by the way! Everytime I go to anthropologie, I love staring at the quilts that I never will buy. love the pillowcases too!

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    April 16, 2008 at 3:30 am

    Jenna, I will also keep your grandfather in my prayers. I hope you understand that it is normal to feel as stressed, tired, and nauseous as you are feeling right now considering the circumstances. Do not think it is weak or get frustrated with yourself–be gentle with yourself and your emotional/physical state. And please do not be afraid to ask for time off of work or to ask for help from those around you if you need it–people are almost always willing to assist in these types of situations.

    I hope you get some time for “you” and that your family does okay with whatever happens.

    By the way, I was in Tampa this weekend for my fiancee’s job interview. I think we are going to take it. I LOVED the city! You are so fortunate to have grown up there!!! I kept looking for you in my travels around the city 🙂

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    April 16, 2008 at 3:32 am

    Sending some positive thoughts to you and your family during this time.

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    April 16, 2008 at 5:45 am

    I’ll make sure to get my family to pray for you guys, I swear it does good!

    Dex is SO CUTE, can I have him? 😉

    I sleep with stuffed elephants, they are my obsession.

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    April 16, 2008 at 6:51 am

    first and foremost my thoughts and prayers are with your family and especially your grandpa.
    You shop at anthropology? That is one of my favorite stores ever. I’m not allowed to go near it sometimes lol


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    Alice (in Veganland)
    April 16, 2008 at 7:54 am

    I hope your grandfather gets better…
    Dexter is super cute. And your rabbits too! (and we all eat leftovers sometimes…)

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    April 16, 2008 at 8:21 am

    I’m keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I really hope everything turns out for the best…

    Your quilt is super cute, as are the bunnies and Dexter too! I have a stuffed bunny on my bed too :o)

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    April 16, 2008 at 8:42 am

    I’m so sorry to hear the news! I’ll be sure to keep him in my prayers the next few days. Stay strong, you have a whole community looking out for you!

    PS: That tall pink bunny is ADORABLE, I want one! How old am I again?!

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    April 16, 2008 at 10:42 am

    I’m keeping your grandfather in my thoughts and prayers-I hope he recovers VERY soon and i am sure he will. Everything will be ok in the end, hang in there.

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    Emily W.
    April 16, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Your family and your grandfather are in my prayers as well! Stay strong! Thanks for all you do!

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    April 16, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    As always my prayers with your family and your grandfather! Stay strong during this time and know that you are appreciated by all of your readers! Dexter is an absolutley adorable kitten, he is sure lucky to have you!

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    Anne P
    April 16, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    awwwwww dex is ADORABLE!!! i want a cat!

    also, your family is in my thoughts… i hope it all turns out okay 🙁

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    happy herbivore
    April 16, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    I will keep you, your grandfather and your family in my thoughts and send positive energy.

    p.s. dexter has stolen my heart!

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    April 16, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    OMG he is sooo cute!!!!

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    April 17, 2008 at 2:31 am

    I will keep my thoughts and my heart with you and your grandfather and family. Dexter is so cute. my son has a black cat also 🙂

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