I really lucked out with dinner tonight (working at a fine dining restaurant has its perks!). Today at work one of the sous chefs was cooking lunch for everyone and since I had already eaten my packed lunch and snack, I didn’t eat it but I asked if I could take it home in a to-go box to have for my early dinner! He made blackened mahi with spanish rice and beans and avocado sauce…..and he was nice enough to inform me that he didn’t think I would want to eat the beans because he used bacon in them. Totally glad he told me because I would have dove right in! So, instead of the beans, I made some baby bok choy at home (blanched it in boiling water for 30 seconds) and had that instead. Delicious and something I would have paid a lot of money for in a restaurant. I also had a spinach salad with woodstock dressing but was in such a rush that I totally forgot to snap a picture! I just dumped the rest of the bag of spinach on my plate, drizzled dressing over, and dug in! e


I was going to make beans with spinach and couscous since I soaked some white kidney beans overnight and cooked them this morning, but I guess that will just have to wait. When someone offers me free food  I just have to take it! 😉

I’m already at school since I had to take care of some scheduling issues before class. Good thing I found the tiny bubble of wireless internet connection (seriously its about a five by five box near the cafe where I found the only wireless in the whole school). I’m finishing off my chai bavarian tonight and just praying it doesn’t collapse when I unmold it. I brought some soy milk from home so I can make a latte later with leftover chai that I stashed in the fridge with my name on it last night. I also brought a peanut butter z-bar. Hopefully it will be a rather early night but its the deep cleaning that I’m dreading!

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  • VeggieGirl
    June 6, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Good luck at class tonight – the weekend is almost here! :0)

  • Meghan
    June 6, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Ugh, Jenna, I know how you feel! I used to work in a bakery (two, actually!) and dreaded the cleanup at the end of the day…well that, and the morning clean up after the bakers had left! I also attend an art school where you have to clean up the classrooms at the end of the quarter. It’s funny how you pay to go to school but you still have to do the cleaning people’s job! Oh well, I guess if you messed it up….

    That fish looks scrum-diddily-umptious.

  • Becca A
    June 6, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Best of luck tonight! How nice of the sous chef to make everyone food, and to inform you of the bacon!

  • Susan
    June 6, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    Good luck tonight!

    do you have a favorite brand and flavor veggie burger?

    How do they premade ones compare to the black bean one you made once?

  • lexi
    June 7, 2008 at 2:14 am

    that is VERY lucky he told you! almost there the weekend is just a short while away! im new to this blog and i just wanted to tell you to keep up the EXCELLENT work! if you have time i would LOVE if you saw my new blog! 🙂 have a great day!