Dessert/ Lunch

Big Night!

Well, my dad just got here and I am about to head to school to set everything up for the buffet tonight. Currently my dad is cleaning out my air conditioning filter, which was quite gross. Ah, don’t you love it when the parents come into town? I just had to snack on one of the oatmeal raisin cookies today (along with fresh watermelon!!) and, despite the batter being very crumbly, the cookie was absolutely amazing!!!! Really really good….I am bringing another one with me for later on to have as a snack 😉


For dinner tonight I made Heidi Swanson’s Split Pea Soup. This soup boasts one of the shortest ingredients lists EVER (basically just water, split peas and onions) and it miraculously turned into an amazing bowl of thick, comforting soup. I had a big bowl before school with a toasted Ezekiel english muffin.


Alright guys—I’m off to school! I promise to take tons of pictures tonight! Hopefully everything will go well!!

Awwww look at little Dex all curled up in his kitty condo!


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  • Romina
    April 24, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    Glad to hear you enjoyed the cookies. =)

  • Nikki
    April 24, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    That cookie looks so good!

  • babycakes
    April 24, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Good luck tonight and have fun! Can’t wait to see all the beautiful pictures! That watermelon looks delish. I am a serious fruitaholic so summer is my favorite season with the abundance of fruit that comes into season.

    Dex looks adorable as always and his kitty condo is too cute.

    I’m off to study for the night….”see” you in the morning! 🙂

  • Ashley H
    April 24, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    did you use dried peas? if so did you find those at the regular grocery store?

  • ibex hk
    April 24, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    i love seeing pictures of Dexter, too cute! have a good night at school and enjoy time with your dad, they’re the best (especially when they fix stuff 🙂 )

  • Kat
    April 24, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    Ashley H: The recipe Jenna used calls for dried peas – so yes that is right you would use dried peas! YUM


  • Rebecca
    April 24, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Good luck tonight! Your cat looks so comfortable/cute!

    How many calories do brown rice cakes have? I know you don’t count calories.

  • VeggieGirl
    April 24, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    So thoughtful of your dad to clean out the air filter – I’m very fortunate that my parents are handy too, and always willing to help :0)

    So glad that the cookie ended up being a tasty snack!! Love the watermelon accompaniment – so refreshing!

    Heidi’s recipes are always full of such earthy, robust flavors – that soup looks absolutely delicious.

    Aww, Dexter – love his little condo!! :0)

  • Samsy
    April 25, 2008 at 12:50 am

    i just found your blog a few weeks ago and i have a quick question for you, i seem to have read a few times now that you have headaches, it seems like you have them quit often…is this something you worry about or just something you have always done? i guess it seems like a lot to me because i never get headaches, maybe 3 or 4 a year, just wondering.

  • Monica
    April 25, 2008 at 1:07 am

    Good luck tonight! I’m looking forward to seeing pictures!

  • Kelly T.
    April 25, 2008 at 1:13 am

    haha, thats the first thing my dad and grandpa always ask about when i call, “How’s the car?” Must be a male role model thing.

    Cant have pea soup with out ham! Its a travesty! I wonder if they even make vegetarian ham…Ive never seen any…

  • jenna
    April 25, 2008 at 2:42 am


    Unfortunately, I’ve had migraines my whole life. So has my mom and grandma 🙁 I’ve been to numerous neurologists, had tests run and the whole 9 yards and the verdict is that I am a product of bad genes in that department. I manage to keep them under control most of the time but it still is no fun! Diet, exercise and sleep really help!!!

  • jenna
    April 25, 2008 at 2:43 am


    The rice cakes have 70 calories each. 🙂

  • happy herbivore
    April 25, 2008 at 5:15 am

    i love your kitty! i want a kitty!

  • Cassie
    April 25, 2008 at 9:55 am

    OMG Dex looks so cute!

    I have never attempted to make my own soup yet – I guess I have always been intimidated. But you don’t beat that ingredient list.