Breakfast/ Lunch

Is It Friday Yet?

Hi friends!

I hope yall are having a good Tuesday. I wish it were Friday already!!!!

This morning I started my day with a bowl of overnight pumpkin banana oatmeal:


This heavenly mix consisted of:

1/2 cup oats mixed with 1/2 cup water and a pinch of sea salt (left in the fridge overnight)

1/3 cup pumpkin

1 tbsp almond butter

1/2 of a banana, smashed

a WHOLE lotta cinnamon!

and topped with a drizzle of agave nectar!

It was delicious!

Around 9:45, I snacked on some nuts:


And then at noon I had my lunch spread:


I heated up the pita in the micro at work til it got all soft, chewy and delicious and I topped it with the laughing cow and my olive sundried tomato hummus!


It was soooooo yummy! I also had my pear and spinach and was perfectly full.

Since I’m going to Zumba tonight from 6:30-7:30 (!!!), I divided my afternoon snack in two.


I just ate half of this beauty and plan to eat the other half before I head over to the gym around 5:30. It was delicious! It sort of reminded me of the carrot cake one…but this was very pear-like!

Today at work I baked a ton of cookies. Seriously, I feel like I baked cookies for 8 hours. I baked peanut butter:


Chocolate melties:


Mini pumpkin whoopie pies:


And a ton more:


Phew! I also made bread pudding for tonight’s prime rib night dessert buffet. It was fun because Adam told me the flavor of the pudding was totally up to me! I went crazy and concocted a coconut macadamia nut bread pudding that had a cup of Malibu coconut rum in it! I can’t wait til tomorrow when I get some feedback on how it turned out…

Here’s a picture of it before it went into the oven:


Lots of toasted coconut goodness!

Alright—I gotta run and do some laundry and take out the spaghetti squash I have in the oven! 🙂 Wish me luck for Zumba and I’ll be back tonight!

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  • Megan
    November 18, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    Hey Jenna! Happy Tuesday 🙂 Those cookies you baked look so yummy, and are way cute. Good luck at Zumba! I can’t wait to hear about it later…

  • Moran
    November 18, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    What kind of class is Zumba? Let us know how you liked it!
    I also had a hummus today – both for lunch and dinner!

  • Brooke1979
    November 18, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Have fun at Zumba!

    That pudding looks great…

  • melissa
    November 18, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    You’ll love Zumba, so fun. I love running because it is SUCH A CHALLENGE, but I love dance and spinning because they are addictively fun!

  • Julia (Santa Barbara Dreaming)
    November 18, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Cookies! and Bread pudding!!! Coconut!!!
    ahhhhhhhhhh sigh…. heaven 🙂

  • haya
    November 18, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    what are the white things on top of the peanut butter cookies? they all look tasty!

  • Shelby
    November 18, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Have fun at Zumba!
    You are one talented chica, everything look delicious…as always =)

  • ModelBehavior
    November 18, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    I absolutely LOVE all the pics of the stuff you bake Jenna! I have always been a a fan of your site but since you started at this internship this has been the first blog I check every day because I can’t wait to see all the yummy baked goods! I hope you keep this up when you get a paying job!! I’ll still be a fan even if you don’t though 😀

  • jenna
    November 18, 2008 at 3:45 pm


    That is something called Hale Sugar, which is used as a garnish. Basically, its just huge clumps of sugar granules. 🙂

  • Mara
    November 18, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    That bread pudding is making me drool!!
    I’m hoping for friday too… can we figure out some way to make it magically friday??

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    November 18, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Mmmm, cookies!

    Have fun tonight!

  • ashley (sweet & natural)
    November 18, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    I love the mini pumpkin whoopies! Can you hold one to take a pic next time so we can see how tiny and cute they are? 😛 I’m a dork.

  • jess
    November 18, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    That pita looks divine- and have fun at zumba tonight!! Cannot Wait to hear about it. Spaghetti squash sounds like just the thing to come home to 😉

  • Runeatrepeat
    November 18, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    I love Malibu Rum! I think I would love that bread pudding too 🙂 it sounds so good!

  • Ryane
    November 18, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    DROOLING over the sounds of that bread pudding, oh my freakin lord.

    I wonder how some malibu would taste in coconutty oats??? : )

  • VeggieGirl
    November 18, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    I’m praying for Friday too, believe me!!

    Luscious meals & baked goods!!

    HELL YES FOR ZUMBA!!!!!!!! 😀

  • Angela
    November 18, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Hi Jenna! I’m a first time commented, and just wanted to say I love your blog! 😀 All your food looks amazing, especially the baked goods!!!

  • Kelly
    November 18, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    Hi Jenna,

    I’ve been reading your blog for a few months now and I absolutely love it! Your positive outlook and your healthy attitude towards food is very encouraging!

    I have a question about Vitamuffins – they look so delicious, but I don’t know where to find them! Can you buy them at Whole Foods? I tried looking around yesterday with no success…then I realized I didn’t know if they’d be in the freezer section, or on the shelves, etc. Where do you buy yours?


  • Andrea
    November 18, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    Ooohhh yum! I love bread pudding. My stepdad makes a white chocolate mango bread pudding that is one of my all-time favorite desserts… 🙂

  • caroline
    November 18, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    Oh boy, I’m on the same page girl! I’ve been actually thinking it’s Friday all day! That bread pudding looks incredible! Thanks for the CB review, Ive been looking for those little fellas!

  • barbara
    November 18, 2008 at 6:36 pm


    I swear i drool every time I visit your site…Mmmmm whoopie pies and i love anything chocolate..yum:P Can you make a killer carrot cake?

    ha ha


  • Olive
    November 18, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    I don’t know how I lived before your website……
    What’s the advantage of leaving oats in the fridge overnight?

  • jenna
    November 18, 2008 at 7:14 pm


    There’s no real “advantage” other than you don’t have to cook them in the morning because when you soak them with water overnight it softens the oats and when you mix in yogurt, it makes them super creamy and delicious without using a stove or microwave!


    It seems to be totally hit or miss. I have never seen them at whole foods and my publix JUST started carrying them last week evidently. I would try the vitamuffin website if you can’t find them and you can order the mix! I am addicted to the bad boys!

  • Megan
    November 18, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    Oh boy that bread pudding sounds amazing!

  • seelivelee (for the love of peanut butter)
    November 18, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Olive, I find it makes a yummy difference especially if you soak the oats with almond milk or regular milk and spices–the oats are like SPONGES and absorb all!!

  • Melanie
    November 18, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Jenna I just made spaghetti squash for the first time and cannot get over how incredibly good it is!!! I love it and will definitely be making it all of the time!!

  • Melanie
    November 18, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Can you make overnight oats but still warm them up in the morning? Part of what I love is how warm they are in the mornings – especially when it’s freezing outside! Like now! 🙂

  • jenna
    November 18, 2008 at 7:57 pm


    I suppose you could but it wouldn’t be any different than just cooking your oats in the morning. It would just be more work the night before to get the same end product after cooking. I would just go with your hot oats during winter and switch to overnight oats in the summer! Unfortunately, I live in summer year-round (yes, unfortunately! I wish we had a change of seasons here!!) so overnight oats are great for me no matter the season!

  • Hanlie
    November 19, 2008 at 1:26 am

    I’m going to buy oatmeal for the first time in my life today and that recipe sounds divine! I’ll be sure to try it!

  • Melanie
    November 19, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Thanks for the reply Jenna 🙂