Check, Check, Check


I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off because I have so much to do today before I leave for Boston tomorrow morning! I’m feelin’ good though because I already have the dough made and chilling for the dark chocolate chip almond biscotti I’m making for Caitlin’s Team in Training bake sale this weekend!!

Ahhh early morning baking. Can you believe I used to do this for a living?! But only at 3 a.m., not 7 a.m.??? Crazy times.
The dough has to chill for two hours and then in typical biscotti fashion, is baked twice. I love these little guys…perfect for hot chocolate, coffee or eating by the handful! 🙂
While I was doing this, I multi-tasked by eating some oats!

This is 1/2 cup oats cooked in 1 cup almond milk with dried cranberries and almond butter. We are out of bananas! 🙁
I’ve already printed my boarding pass, organized all the different lists and agendas and mentally decided what to pack. I’m one of those people that are anally organized when it comes to packing and planning trips. I LOVE to-do lists and get a secret thrill from checking off items in ink on yellow lined paper. I also LOVE to travel. I mean I love, love, love, LOVE to travel so the preparation is half the fun!
Debating noon power yoga…..

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  • Recipes for Creativity
    August 12, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Your excitement is coming right through the computer screen! Can’t wait to see what happens this weekend, sorry I won’t get to be there, though!

  • Whitney
    August 12, 2009 at 8:49 am

    So much to do, so little time! See you in Boston, and by the way, the oats look amazing!

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    August 12, 2009 at 8:50 am

    Mmmm, biscotti!

    Yay for having a lot of things done already!

  • Becky@I Heart Running & Food
    August 12, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Good luck getting everything done! Nice to get a really early start. Biscotti-yummmm. I have never made that before. Have a great day! 🙂

  • Michelle
    August 12, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Lets be honest..the only reason I want to get married is for the Kitchen Aid mixer and egyptian cotton sheets.
    Have fun Jenna. You need some you fun/girl/blog excitment time. Boston is a fab city. Nice work brain child.


  • Victoria
    August 12, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Good luck with everything! I wish I could be like that about packing. I always forget something.

  • Dave Fannin
    August 12, 2009 at 8:58 am

    have fun is boston!

  • katey
    August 12, 2009 at 9:03 am

    dont worry I’m the same with packing and going places 🙂

  • Katrina (gluten free gidget)
    August 12, 2009 at 9:05 am

    I love baking/cooking something first thing in the morning. It gives such a sense of accomplishment! This AM it was Raw Almond Milk. Yesterday it was Harvest Muffins for a blogger bake sale benefitting cancer research. LOVES IT! Have a fun trip!

  • Lizzy
    August 12, 2009 at 9:08 am

    MMMMMM biscotti!!!!! can’t wait to see the final product! You are so much like when, I love to travel, and i get a secret thrill of making list after list of all the things i have to do and pack before i leave for a vacation! hehe!

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    August 12, 2009 at 9:20 am

    YAY for Boston!! You’re going to have such a blast!! And HOLY YUM!! Dark chocolate chip almond biscotti!??! Those sound delectable. We must see pictures!!

  • brandi
    August 12, 2009 at 9:22 am

    have fun baking! the biscotti sound great!

  • kay (eating machine)
    August 12, 2009 at 9:22 am

    busy girl! And I bet the biscotti will be yummy!

  • Allie Katie
    August 12, 2009 at 9:23 am

    Have a fabo fabo trip!! Just out of curiosity, do you ever miss working at the bakery? Obvi not the insane hours, but the actual baking like crazy all day part? Just curious!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    August 12, 2009 at 9:42 am

    So exciting that Boston is so close!!! Looks like a great breakfast, despite the missing banana.

  • MarathonVal
    August 12, 2009 at 9:44 am

    I couldn’t tell if it was the lighting.. or is that a PINK Kitchenaid mixer!??!! Love it!!

    Have fun packing! 🙂 So jealous of y’all that get to go!

  • Lora
    August 12, 2009 at 9:46 am

    You would LOVE my coworker. She’s doing a “test pack” for an upcoming trip. : )

    Have a great time,and can’t wait to read all the updatesf rom the summit.

  • Eve
    August 12, 2009 at 9:54 am

    I love biscotti! One of my favorite treats. My mom makes it all the time, and I got some this past weekend – delicious!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    August 12, 2009 at 10:00 am

    I love to-do lists as well! My only problem is that I have so many of them that sometimes I lose track. Nice kitchenaid stand mixer 🙂 I got one for my birthday last year – best giftie ever!

  • Deva
    August 12, 2009 at 10:05 am

    I love biscotti, have fun making them 🙂

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    August 12, 2009 at 10:09 am

    I also LOVE to travel. Even when it’s for work, which is often! Being in a new place and exploring is just so exciting… and trying new foods, especially regional specialties!

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    August 12, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Have fun in Boston, and sorry I won’t FINALLY get to meet you there! One day!!

  • Alison
    August 12, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Jenna- just had to let you know that I saw Julie and Julia and absolutely loved it! What a great movie. Of course I had to have a baguette with some brie afterwards!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    August 12, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Ugh..don’t you just hate running out of bananas??? At least your breakfast still looks amazing. 😀

  • Denise (the apple hill adventurer)
    August 12, 2009 at 10:17 am

    early mornin baking is the best! esp in summer when its cooler in the morning

    (the 7 am morning kind of baking, not the 3 am kind haha)

  • Maria
    August 12, 2009 at 10:26 am

    The biscotti sounds awesome!

    I love traveling and getting ready to travel too 😀

  • Sarah
    August 12, 2009 at 10:27 am

    I hate being out of bananas too!

    I can’t imagine baking everyday the way you used to but it was always fun to watch all the cool stuff you made 😉

  • Laura
    August 12, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Oh, I love checking off items on to-do lists as well. For me it’s all about the double-sized post-it notes, LOL.
    Don’t you just feel like a jet setter while traveling? I totally always order myself a Bloody Mary or OJ / Vodka when traveling for pleasure, too. Makes me feel so sophisticated 🙂

  • Christie @ Quit Your Diet
    August 12, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Good luck with the packing!

  • Megan
    August 12, 2009 at 10:47 am

    I love to travel, too! And I make list after list when I am packing!!!! I’ve got to make sure I pack everything, ya know?
    I hope you have a fun morning!

  • Amy (
    August 12, 2009 at 10:51 am

    I love traveling too! I even love airports and flying and airport food. You will love Boston! Can you post the biscotti recipe? Thanks!

  • Andee (Runtolive)
    August 12, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Yum! I love biscotti! I spent the whole summer traveling every weekend, I think it finally caught up to me because I am exhausted!

  • Lelia
    August 12, 2009 at 10:55 am

    Jenna,why haven’t you been using the superfoods powder? I thought you swore by it.

    • jenna
      August 12, 2009 at 11:32 am


      because I’m out!! Sad…I’m waiting on more to come! 🙂

  • The Healthy Apple
    August 12, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Yum; can’t wait to try those biscotti’s this weekend!

    Safe Travels,

    The Healthy Apple

  • andmarie
    August 12, 2009 at 10:59 am

    I’m the same way with the lists, and it has to be on the yellow lined paper!

  • K
    August 12, 2009 at 11:18 am

    I adore biscotti! It’s so easy to make! Traveling is one of my FAVORITE things – you sound well prepared 🙂

  • Jane
    August 12, 2009 at 11:20 am

    so glad to hear you’re anally organized – i was worried about the level of disorder in your anus! LOL 🙂

  • nicole
    August 12, 2009 at 11:22 am

    ahh i love love love to-do lists also. im a list a holic.

    hope your traveling is safe & well.


  • Joanie @ The Bright Side
    August 12, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Oh, I love to travel, too! Have a great trip to Boston!

  • Amelia
    August 12, 2009 at 11:27 am

    I’m making biscotti for the bake sale too! Can’t wait to meet everyone!!! 🙂

  • Lainie
    August 12, 2009 at 11:29 am

    That’s funny – Im’ the opposite! I love to travel but I really only like it once I get there! I get kinda stressed prior to the actualy trip. Hope your biscotti turns out well!!!

  • Pam (Highway to Health)
    August 12, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Yay for Boston! I also love to-do lists especially when packing for a trip!

  • Shannon, The Healthy Beach Bum
    August 12, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Those oats look so hearty and amazing!!! 🙂 Have a great day making the biscotti and travel prepping. Sounds like fun!

  • Jessica
    August 12, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Boston! Have fun!!!! 🙂

  • britt
    August 12, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    early morning baking sounds wonderful! and breakfast looks yummy too. hope you have a wonderful and productive day 🙂

  • lauren (foodshoesbooze)
    August 12, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    I heart trips and am obsessed with making lists (you are in good company) safe travels 🙂

  • Rebecca
    August 12, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Oo I hope you went to Power Yoga! Isn’t Wednesday Yoga Day for you? I love traveling too but I’m terrified to fly. I also love Boston and am sad that I can’t make it to the summit! I’m sure your biscotti is yummy!!

  • Runeatrepeat
    August 12, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Enjoy the trip! I’m sad I can’t make it!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    August 12, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    ‘Travels with Jen.’ Big celeb sunglasses & a suitcase stuffed with biscotti! Boston is sooo much fun. Love Newbury Street.

  • Sarah
    August 12, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Mmm, dried cranberries in fav!
    Yay for biscotti 🙂 Have fun in Boston!

  • Jenna
    August 12, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    omg jenna! that is so weird you say that about being wicked organized and love making lists because I am EXACTLY the same way and my name is jenna. i love to have everything just perfect 🙂

  • Krystina
    August 13, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Hello Jenna !

    I wish you a wonderful weekend in Boston with all the other bloggers and readers! I had a question for you-or for anybody out there who think can answer! I’ve always been a pretty active girl, and if a check my parent’s shape, I don’t think I’m naturally meant to gain weight easily. I exercise 5 times a week and more (like 45 min or more cardio, and strenght), and eat healthy 80% of the time (the other 20% is not that I eat bad, it’s that I eat more, therefore eating more calories). I would like to do more strength training, especially legs since mes arms are well defined, but after 3 workouts, my clothes fit tighter and even my mom thinks I look more bulky in my legs. I tried to do exercises with only my body weight, more reps with less weight, etc. It’s like I must absolutely do only cardio if I want to keep my lean shape, but I find myself more “soft” that way. I’m 5’7 ft and weight 134 lbs since the last month (since the beginning of my increased weight training), usually I weight about 131. Can somebody help me?