Finally Friday!

Happy Friday!!

Today is chocolate-chip cookie day at school!!! Good thing I am going home in the morning and can bring some with me…also the maintenance man at my apartment complex said he would “gladly take some baked goods off my hands”. And, of course, I love cookies too! We are making chocolate chip and fancy butter tea cookies…sounds good. As for right now though, I am eating a big bowl of overnight swiss oatmeal with hopes it will keep me from snacking on dough in class! I am out of bananas (gasp!) so I added a little more cherries to the mix. Today I switched up the recipe a bit and soaked the oats overnight in 1/2 cup of skim milk, 10 grams of walnuts and 1 ounce of dried cherries. Then, I just added my yogurt and a little maple syrup. Really, really good! I am having a cup of Tazo Awake tea to go along with it.

For those interested in calorie counting, I thought it was interesting that all my food yesterday (including the nuts and chocolate trail mix) only added up to be 1786 calories. I do aim for higher than that on a daily basis, but my throat has been sore and I always seem to eat less on days I work because I’m running around so much.

Okay…off to class! Have a wonderful morning!


This breakfast contained about 429 calories.

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  • Lindsey
    January 11, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Breakfast looks great!
    Just letting you know I made you Roasted Sweet Potato and Apple Soup last night…it was WONDERFUL!!!
    You have a bright future ahead of you 🙂

  • brooke
    January 11, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    just wanted to say i am so happy for you and your new endeavor in school. Congrats!!! you have been such an encouragement and i just wanted to say thank you. Keep up the great work.

  • Casey
    January 11, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    I love your blog!!! I started with cristin’s then kaths and yours is my FAV!!!

  • Ala
    January 11, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    mmmm cookie day! Sounds wonderful =) I can’t wait to see pictures.
    Hope you are feeling better!

  • Kath
    January 11, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Hi Jenna!! You were quite busy while I was traveling – and congrats on the baking decision!! I can see you as a bakery owner one day – with the most amazing homemade breads. Perhaps you and my husband could be partners!? Enjoy your cookie baking!!


  • Allison
    January 11, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Yum! Chocolate Chip Cookies! My absolute favorite. I went through a “learn to bake” phase when I was about 11. I made chocolate chip cookies just about every other day. I followed the recipe, but at that age it took a lot of trial and error. One day they would be too runny and turn into cruncy pancakes, and other times they would just be hard rocks! Thankfully, I’ve mastered the art of baking, mixing and proportions.

    Sorry, for the digression, your post just jogged my memory!
    Enjoy your cookies!

  • Karen
    January 11, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Hey there!

    I finally started up my new food and fitness blog! Please pop on in and let me know what you think 🙂

    PS- Breakfast looks delicious!

  • jenna
    January 11, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    Thanks so much everyone for all the well wishes! I be sure to keep you all thoroughly updated on how life as a pastry chef in training goes!!! 🙂


    glad you liked the soup..its SO good! I froze the rest and will probably bring it back out in a few weeks 🙂


    I wish we lived closer! I could come over, we could drink wine and eat healthy snacks and your husband and I could talk about how to bake the perfect loaf of bread! haha 🙂


    Your blog looks great!

  • Jill
    January 11, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    I know what you mean about not eating as much when busy, I do the same thing. It’s not very mindful and intuitive, but that’s ok. On that subject, have you read “Intuitive Eating?” I found it to be a great book and plan to reread it as soon as I can (i.e. spring/summer break)

  • jenna
    January 11, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    I haven’t read that one…I’ve heard great things though! i might have to pick up a copy next time I’m at barnes and noble!