Dessert/ Dinner/ Exercise/ Fitness

My Favorite

Well, unfortunately I still have a headache but I feel a little calmer now at least. This afternoon I practiced along with my new Holy Yoga dvd (courtesy of Miss Polly) and just loved every second. It was a very gentle hatha style class, not really one for a workout but great in its own way. I loved the scripture at the beginning and the references to God throughout. What a super concept for Christian yogis—I can’t wait to read the book! Because the class was so gentle and I ended the class wanting more, I did a sequence of vinyasa with warrior one, warrior two, triangle, half moon and revolved half moon on both sides followed by full wheel, shoulder stand and plow pose. Unfortunately still, my migraine is still present. Yoga usually kicks it but I think today all I need is SLEEP.

After yoga, I made a refreshing drink using perrier, a shot of POM Wonderful and sliced strawberries. Pretty AND tasty!


Around 4:00 I took Mikan for about a 20 walk with my mom before starting dinner. On the menu tonight was linguine and clams, my absolute FAVORITE meal of all time. Its actually been my favorite meal since I was about six years old and the one dish I ask for whenever it is my turn to pick dinner. I can never get sick of it! Tonight my mom followed a new recipe she has never used before out of “The Black Dog Tavern: Summer on the Vineyard” Cookbook. It was awesome!


It actually was a HUGE plate of pasta and I didn’t finish it all but did come close. I was saving room because, lo and behold, there are more cookies everywhere!


Now, some of yall have been asking about my brother’s cookie project. Beats me if I know anything! All I know is that it is for economics class and, apparently, it is for this ongoing school bake sale. They took out a fake “loan” to get the ingredients to make all these cookies and then they learn to track their revenues and pay back the loan (i.e. pay back my mom for buying military sized packages of flour and chocolate chips from Sam’s Club). He has to bake 150 chocolate chips cookies a week for the next 6 weeks so my house is going to be very tempting. There are some things in life you just can’t, and shouldn’t, resist:


Oh my goodness, it was amazing. Hot and gooey from the oven and all. These need to get off my counter and into John’s classroom ASAP.

I am off to take a bath and read in bed. Tonight I’m finishing up Captivating—I can’t get enough of this book. It is just amazing and I HIGHLY recommend it. I basically underlined the entire book because each sentence just seemed to sing to me!

G’Night friends!

ps—Tonight is the boy’s FIRST softball game! He is playing on a team for our church and I am so proud of him! Unfortunately the game is past my bedtime so I can’t go but let’s all wish him good luck! =) Love you, babe!

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  • joyful
    February 9, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    I’m glad no one in my household has a huge cookie baking project going on for six weeks! Good luck resisting πŸ™‚

  • Fancy
    February 9, 2009 at 5:25 pm


  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    February 9, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Good luck boy!

    Hope your headache goes away. Have you been drinking enough water? That always gets me!!!

  • VeggieGirl
    February 9, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Fabulous yoga DVD and cookies!!

    Best of luck to Ryan in the game!!

  • kristi
    February 9, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Wishing good luck to Ryan! πŸ˜€

    Your dinner looks fabulous! My fridge is very tempting right now as well…my mom baked an apple strudel cheesecake. Now tell me how I am supposed to resist THAT?!?! haha

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    February 9, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Get some rest!

  • Marissa
    February 9, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    You spritzer sounds good!

  • Meredith (Pursuing Balance)
    February 9, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Wow! 150 cookies a week for 6 weeks? That is some project!

  • Jenni
    February 9, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    that drink looks fabulous! you can’t go wrong with anything involving pomegranates πŸ™‚ and i agree, it’s so hard to resist freshly-baked cookies!

    i’m sorry you still have a headache, but that’s great that you powered through it and got a great session of yoga in!

  • Karissa
    February 9, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    So does this mean you have to pay for the cookies you eat?!

  • Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday
    February 9, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    I’d lose my mind if I had to encounter 150 cookies everyweek!!

    Good luck to Ryan!

  • Sharon
    February 9, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Best of luck to Ryan!
    And oh my gosh, those cookies are scrumptious!

  • Elizabeth
    February 9, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Just like you, I’ve had a headache for most of the day too. I did an abs class and a pilates class but they didn’t do much for my head..however they were a great workout! πŸ™‚

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    February 9, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Mmmm…looks so yummy. Hope that headache goes away!

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    February 9, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Oh my, I am the same way with homemade chocolate cookies. Can’t resist ’em, so why fight it? I’m sorry the headache didn’t go away, but probably after a good night’s sleep you’ll be fine! Have a good one! (and good luck to Ryan!)

  • Leanne
    February 9, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Hey Jenna,
    The Pom that keeps showing up on everyone’s blogs looks sooo good! And what a gourmet chef your mom is, you’re a lucky girl! I started a blog of my own today and added you to my blogroll, I hope that’s okay!

  • Tyler (Raspberry Runner)
    February 9, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    there’s nothing more tempting than a warm chocolate chip cookie…yum!

  • Alisa (One Frugal Foodie)
    February 9, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Hope you feel all better soon … those cookies ought to help!

  • LaughingLindsay
    February 9, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    I’m about halfway through Captivating! LOVES it. So here’s a predicament I’m in. Church bulletin on Sunday: “New Women’s Group: Studying the book Captivating. Series begins next Sunday.” I nearly fell on my head! I couldn’t believe my eyes. Ready for the kicker?
    I’m scheduled for a 5K Sunday morning, EXACT same time as the group meeting. I usually follow my instincts but in this case, I’m not really sure what to do.
    I kinda have to keep on track to train for the half… but what’s more important?

  • Emily
    February 9, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    ok, those cookies look soooo good!!

  • brandi
    February 9, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Good luck to Ryan!!!

    I LOVED Captivating, as well.

    Definitely check out Angela Thomas’ books – they’re great πŸ˜‰

  • the Clean Veggie
    February 9, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    those cookies look amazing!!!

  • Brynn
    February 9, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Feel better, Jenna! Hopefully you’ll sleep it away!

  • emily
    February 9, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    what a great drink idea!

  • Meg
    February 9, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Hope Ryan’s first game goes well!

    That is A LOT of cookies!

  • Brittany
    February 9, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    You’re right – there’s no way you should resist a chocolate chip cookie!

  • Amelia
    February 9, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    I know few people who loved clams at six years old! That’s awesome.

    That’s so cool you underline stuff in books that speak to you. I do the same thing!!!

  • Maddy
    February 9, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Hey Jenna! I’m from the Tampa Bay area (Largo) and I was wondering what church you are going to?

    ps- Those cookies look delishhhhh =)

  • Jasmine (Sweet and Fit)
    February 10, 2009 at 6:44 am

    love the pom/strawberry drink…thats really a good lesson in your bro’s econ class, although I really think I would eat too many cookies to warn back the revenue =)

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    February 10, 2009 at 8:16 am

    Sorry you couldn’t kick the headache…but at least you had some cookies to help with the pain. πŸ™‚

    Hope Ryan’s game went well!

  • Kate
    February 10, 2009 at 8:17 am

    That cookie looks to die for!And I don’t even LIKE choc chip!

  • Becca A
    February 10, 2009 at 8:39 am

    Your brother will have cookie making mastered by the end of that project!

    Giveaway going on at my blog, check it out:

  • sarahdbelle
    February 10, 2009 at 8:45 am

    Your dinner looks fabulous! I’ll have to track down that recipe.
    Hope you feel better soon!

  • Fitzalan
    February 10, 2009 at 8:52 am

    150 chocolate chips cookies a week for the next 6 weeks?!?!! Your mother is a saint for allowing this. My mother would have keeled over and died if I had asked her to let me use her kitchen to make that many cookies for so many weeks. Both for the cleanliness issue and the issue that the cookies would have on an expanding waistline.


  • FoodsThatFit
    February 10, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Hope your headache gets better! Nothing better than homemade choc. chip cookies!

  • Jess.
    February 10, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Dinner looks delicious and those cookies look just about perfect. It makes me want to make some- you said it was the recipe of the choc chip bag right?

  • anne
    February 10, 2009 at 10:08 am

    I loved Captivating! Such a great book. Have you read the “male version,” Wild at Heart. That is great too.

  • Danielle
    February 10, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Good luck Ryan!

  • Danielle
    February 10, 2009 at 11:09 am

    6 weeks of constant cookie baking? Oh my better you then me.
    Glad that you enjoyed your yoga, sounds like a perfect fit for you.
    Hope Ryan won his game last night!

  • Oh She Glows
    February 10, 2009 at 11:58 am

    I agree that there are somethings in life you can’t and shouldn’t resist!!!

    150 a week for 6 weeks!? For real???


  • jenna
    February 11, 2009 at 4:19 pm


    I go to Palma Ceia Presbyterian. I love it! If you ever want to meet up and go together, I would be more than happy to! Shoot me an email and let me know!