Hi yall! I have had a full day here, which is why it I am just now getting on to post! Do you guys ever have those days where it just seems like, no matter what, you can’t stop hurting yourself??!! That has been me today—burning, tripping, poking…I’m wondering what my problem is! And it is officially the start of pollen season–I cannot stop sneezing!!!
Anyways, this morning I started my day, yet again, with chobani and a quarter cup of my favorite muesli ever:
This great combo definitely kept me satisfied for the following 4 hours til it was breakfast-break time! Typical chocolate oatmeal:
Lunch was a treat because after bopping my nose so hard with a piece of frozen dough that I not only saw stars, but also rushed to the bathroom thinking I had a bloody nose (I didn’t but I have a huge lump that is going to turn black and blue soon), I thought I deserved something special. I had to go the Honda body shop anyways to get a heart attack estimate on my car (grr don’t want to talk about it!) and guess what was on the same street??! The Grass Root!! So, I totally stopped and got lunch to g0, which was nothing else but my favorite—the half portion (which is HUGE) of Sabrina’s Favorite Sandwich:
I LOVE this sandwich SO very much! It is a combo of raw cashew sheeze, raw hummus, sprouts and lettuce on raw onion “bread“. Sounds odd but I’m telling ya, it is a winning combo. Very messy though but I inhaled it! I also had a cup of lemonade + POM shot when I got home:
This afternoon I was totally planning on doing a 60 minute yoga podcast but changed my mind because it was an absolutely PERFECT day outside (despite the massive amount of pollen in the air)! About 72 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. So, I went for a 40 minute bike ride all the way down to the air force base (made me think of you, Gina!) and back. The ride is breathtaking along the bay and through shady neighborhood streets. I couldn’t have asked for more! On my way home, I stopped at the CUTEST new little produce stand/shop that had just opened up about two weeks ago:
It was seriously adorable and I am planning on going back as soon as I have some cash. The owner actually goes herself out to farms in the middle of nowhere every other night (in the MIDDLE of the night!) to buy the produce locally from farmers. Talk about fresh! I mustered up 50 cents to buy the juiciest pear ever, which I promptly ate right when I got home from my bike ride:
Tonight for dinner my mom made chicken fajitas in the slow cooker! Okay, I seriously have to give mad props to my mom for a second. She works 24/7 but still manages to make time to put together dinner for me, my brother and my dad to enjoy while she is at work! Last night she even put salads already made in the fridge with our names on them. Now do you see why I still live with my parents?! I think she deserved the flowers yesterday! She also totally put rose petals in my lunchbox today……moms rock.
I had some with two warmed up organic blue corn taco shells, a sprinkle of cheese and a side cup of tomato soup that had to be eaten or thrown!
Here are some fun pictures from work today! Get ready to drool =)
The “famous” oatmeal bread:
English muffin bread:
Potato rosemary roasted garlic bread:
Homemade PITA CHIPS!!!!! I ate two straight out of the oven and they totally burned my mouth off. But, as my coworker and I were discussing this today, there are just some things that you cannot resist in life. A homemade hot pita chip is at the top of that list for sure.
GRANOLA BARK! Sorry folks, but it really isn’t that good for you!!!! It sure is pretty though 🙂
I’m hitting the bubble bath and then my book (MizFit, I am reading “Sarah” by Marek Halter. LOVE IT!). I’m also re-reading some of my old journals, which is a fun adventure in itself! Do you guys journal? Since the time I was about eight years old, I have been a RELIGIOUS journaler. I’m serious—I have boxes and boxes of totally filled journals in my closet, stacked in order of course! 😉 It really is fun and interested to look back and read what you wrote years before…you can really see how God has worked in your life! I have been reading the journal that I kept when I was a freshman in college, and WOW, is it ever crazy! Here are two quotes from a prayer journal that I kept 5 1/2 years ago!
“Lord, I want a reason why things are the way they are. I don’t want to be so consumed by boys and body image! Please help me and lead me to focus on you and not the transitional pleasures of this world…..” 9/14/03
“GAHH I am SO sick of all this!!! I want to find the love of my life NOW and be done with these crazy mind games that the guys here play. All they do is break my heart and I can’t handle anymore pain. I want the fairy tale and cannot seem to find it!!!!!”
I laughed when I read that above quote. I was seemingly quite frustrated with the male sex at the time, obviously. How funny to think that five years later I found my fairy tale in an elevator all of all things! The Lord works in mysterious ways…..tehehe 😉
Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)February 17, 2009 at 4:36 pm
BEYOND jealous that you went to Grassroots. And I want to know where that farmer’s market is!!!
The things you made today look delish. And what a sweet mom =) Gotta love em…they sure do a lot! Have a relaxing night!
jennaFebruary 17, 2009 at 4:42 pm
We will go when you come back!!! Promise!!! =)
Sarah (lovINmytummy)February 17, 2009 at 4:38 pm
I thought maybe you meant to say “cheeze” in your post title, and then I kept reading 😉 “SHEEZE!!” Got it. We say “DOH!” in my house. Even the little one is in on it.
LOVE the little produce stand…things always taste better from places like that!
ErinFebruary 17, 2009 at 4:46 pm
Wonderful food today!
I want everything, including the bread. I’m drooling for carbs now.
LaurenFebruary 17, 2009 at 4:56 pm
SharonFebruary 17, 2009 at 5:10 pm
Oh my gosh, everything looks delicious!
Beadie @ What I Ate YesterdayFebruary 17, 2009 at 5:10 pm
mmmmm…your baking is making me hungry!
Be sure to check out my blog post today for this week’s BSI ingredient!
BeccaFebruary 17, 2009 at 5:13 pm
Little mom-n-pop produce stores like that are the best. I’m lucky there’s one here in my town – I try to shop there when I can! I’m going to go find a loaf of bread now, because your pictures of those wonderful loaves are too much! 😀
Mara @ What's For Dinner?February 17, 2009 at 5:19 pm
That produce stand seems like just the kind of place I’m missing out here!!
MattFebruary 17, 2009 at 5:23 pm
I’m currently drooling on my keyboard looking at that brad. I just thought I would get that out there.
ShelbyFebruary 17, 2009 at 5:24 pm
*drools a little* 😉
LisaFebruary 17, 2009 at 5:38 pm
What’s your Mom’s recipe for the chicken? I am always looking for good slow cooker recipes. Your Mom sounds great, what does she do?
AlessaFebruary 17, 2009 at 5:49 pm
oh my god!! that bread and those pita chips look absolutely amazing! i think i would be 500 pounds if i worked at your job. i would want to sample everything!
claireFebruary 17, 2009 at 5:51 pm
I REALLY want to try to make some English Muffin bread, it sounds SO good to me! You do have a great mom. Sounds like she loves ya! 🙂
KristieFebruary 17, 2009 at 5:51 pm
Old journal reading IS fun. I don’t have that many though and they are pretty pathetic and not all that exciting. I wish I had been a more diligent journaler. I wish I was CURRENTLY a diligent journaler. I’ve been thinking about it recently though. I may have to take up the hobby a little more regularily, sometimes nothing is more relieving than a little handwritten ranting and raving to get a positivity kick.
EmilyFebruary 17, 2009 at 5:58 pm
I definitely have days were I keep hurting myself – running into things, biting my tongue, tripping – its usually quite comical. 🙂
Your food looked great today – I’m jealous of your lunch!
BevFebruary 17, 2009 at 5:59 pm
What a tease with those bread and granola bark = 🙁 because I can’t have any . Enjoy your evening 🙂
ColleenFebruary 17, 2009 at 6:08 pm
Oooo, please do tell how you and Ryan met – I love stories like that! Your bread is to die for, and your Mom sounds lovely. 🙂
LauraFebruary 17, 2009 at 6:11 pm
yeah i would love to hear how you and ryan met! as a single girl…hearing other couple’s “how they met” stories always gives me hope 🙂
VeggieGirlFebruary 17, 2009 at 6:11 pm
Gorgeous produce and bread!!
FoodsThatFitFebruary 17, 2009 at 6:11 pm
I wish I was better at journal writing, I guess you could say my blog is my electronic journal! That granola bark looks to die for! Where do you find that brand of muesli, it looks really good?
Kailey (SnackFace)February 17, 2009 at 6:38 pm
Reading old journal entries can really transport you back to that time in your life- it’s awesome. How cute that you just wanted to find your perfect man (don’t we all!). THOSE PITA CHIPS!!! I would eat heaps of them 🙂 Have a great night and a more graceful (?) humpday! Haha
SuzanneFebruary 17, 2009 at 6:43 pm
I second Colleen! Total romantic here too.
KirstenFebruary 17, 2009 at 6:47 pm
that bread and produce looks so amazing ! did you meet Ryan in an elevator? aww that sounds like such a cute place to meet !
Red Head, Yellow DogFebruary 17, 2009 at 7:26 pm
It looks like you’ve had such a lovely day! so glad to see it!!
That produce place looks awesome and so do all of your eats!!
and you’re right…moms do rock 😉
JenniFebruary 17, 2009 at 7:34 pm
that raw sandwich looks amazing! i wish there were more raw restaurants around. your bread looks great too, so i guess by that logic, i wish there more Jennas around to bake everyone delicious bread 🙂
Sarah (Tales of Expansion)February 17, 2009 at 7:40 pm
YUMMMMMMMM on the baked goods … and on mom’s fajitas … and on the produce stand … and the sandwich … and on and on. could you squeeze any more deliciousness into your day??
every day is a day when i can’t stop hurting myself. i am such a complete klutz!! frozen dough on the nose sounds like a disaster though — can’t say i’ve ever done that one. hope it doesn’t swell too much!
ErinFebruary 17, 2009 at 7:46 pm
Your mom is adorable and that meal looks delicious! Have you told the story of meeting Ryan on the blog? An impromptu elevator run-in has to make for a great story.
the Clean VeggieFebruary 17, 2009 at 7:49 pm
mm chocolate oats & chobani = love.
NatalieFebruary 17, 2009 at 7:55 pm
Delicious lunch and breads!
I wish I kept a journel to understand how I felt about things is the past. I know I really need to start!
LeanneFebruary 17, 2009 at 8:01 pm
Your oats always look so creamy in your pictures!
MegFebruary 17, 2009 at 8:09 pm
Definitely a post filled with yumminess! I want some of that oatmeal bread!
mhFebruary 17, 2009 at 8:23 pm
everything looks so yummy!! Moms are the absolute best! I miss home when I look at your posts!! aw! Have a great night Jenna
VictoriaFebruary 17, 2009 at 8:29 pm
Homemade pita chips are irresistible. OH man, your breads looks so great!
BridgetPFebruary 17, 2009 at 8:31 pm
That produce stand looks really cute- what a good find! Moms do rock – I’m living with mine temporarily and I think it’s made me appreciate her even more!
brandiFebruary 17, 2009 at 8:39 pm
yeah, I have those days, too. I’m pretty surprised I’ve never broken a bone.
I want the oatmeal bread and that potato rosemary bread – it looks amazing!
MeganFebruary 17, 2009 at 8:39 pm
Wow all your eats today look great! and your breads from work AMAZING!
AmieFebruary 17, 2009 at 8:52 pm
My mom does things like that too…she works 50-60 hours a week but still manages to cook meals for my family 6 nights a week. Sometimes she leaves it in the slow cooker, and sometimes she assembles it and leaves my dad or sister to bake it. She also bakes and makes other kinds of snack foods. However, I am away at college and only get to enjoy her cooking once a month or so. Consider yourself blessed!
emilyFebruary 17, 2009 at 9:18 pm
cute shoutout to your mommy! Does your mom read the blog?
KFebruary 17, 2009 at 9:19 pm
All of your pictures from work are gorgeous!! Hope tomorrow isn’t as rough as today!
The Healthy HostessFebruary 17, 2009 at 9:57 pm
Your sandwich looks amazing and so does all of your beautiful bread!!
leadingladylisFebruary 17, 2009 at 10:28 pm
Rereading journals from when you are younger is really fun/funny- I wish I was better at it, but I seem to continually struggle with keeping the habit. I wish that I had boxes and boxes of my own memories waiting to be revisited and (someday) passed on to my grandkids so they’d know how crazy and geeky their grandmother was. Maybe I’ll go out and buy myself a journal tomorrow- thanks for the inspiration (again)!
MarisaFebruary 17, 2009 at 10:43 pm
haha, how funny. i was a TOTAL klutz today, too. Kept dropping every thing! full moon?
Alisa - One Frugal FoodieFebruary 17, 2009 at 11:29 pm
Holy photos! That English Muffin Bread and Potato Bread look unreal!
brandyFebruary 17, 2009 at 11:55 pm
Funny that you posted about your journal and boys, I was just feeling that way today! Thanks for sharing.
RachelFebruary 18, 2009 at 12:07 am
Oh man, I guess I can be grateful for the cold weather where I live since it’s prevented pollen season! But your fresh fruit made me jealous all over again.
SmA033February 18, 2009 at 6:30 am
an elevator??? i’ve been a “silent reader” for a while but i’ve never heard this! what’s the story!
caitlinFebruary 18, 2009 at 6:34 am
hey! can you tell your readers about the ROAD ID contest i’m hosting:
and i tried the pizza dough last ngiht – it was incredible!
Jenna 2February 18, 2009 at 7:25 am
moms to do totally rock!!! Your journal quotes are so funny!! 🙂
DanielleFebruary 18, 2009 at 7:56 am
I love looking at old journals, a friend and I used to write notes in notebooks back and forth in high school and pass them back between classes, those are so much fun to read!
I want to try that english muffin bread so badly!
LisaFebruary 18, 2009 at 8:55 am
thats funny I met my bf in an elevator too! I always joke about it with my friends and tell them to just go ride up and down elevators and they will meet someone haha.
SarahFebruary 18, 2009 at 9:16 am
Oh, wow. The fajitas and your bread look amazing. And you have a wonderful mommy!
FitzalanFebruary 18, 2009 at 9:17 am
I am also a journaler…more so when I was in middle school and high school than now. I only seem to write when I am going through something very difficult. But I ADORE reading my journals from middle school and high school. And the funny thing is that I really can still see myself in the writing. The true me hasn’t really changed all that much. I always think that if I have a daughter that I will give her the journals as she reaches those particular ages, but who knows….
Oh and I woke up to snow this morning—so go for a run or walk outside for me today!! I am SO JEALOUS of your warm weather (but not your pollen!)
skinnyrunnerFebruary 18, 2009 at 9:48 am
what a sweet mom you have!
you should do a post about you and your boy, how you met and all that… if you haven’t already.
JessFebruary 18, 2009 at 9:56 am
Nice to see a restaurant that doesn’t skimp on the veggies in a sandwich. That thing is stuffed!
KellyFebruary 18, 2009 at 10:57 am
I love that you’re able to take pictures at your job more. It makes hearing about your day all the more fun. I’m also impressed with how much you’re able to fit into a day. I also have a side question, now that you’re baking full time have you found it has changed the amount of time you’re able to cook or bake for yourself? Does it make you more or less interested in baking when you’re home?
I’ve always been curious about this because I would love a career in food but worry it would mean I would be too burnt out to cook when I get home.
As far as the journals go. I like reading the one I’ve kept for the past few months, but I have a hard time reading my journal from college. Seeing how awkward I was a the time is a bit painful for me now, but I guess I should just be grateful I’ve grown into myself.
gina (fitnessista)February 18, 2009 at 2:16 pm
i’ll have to be on the lookout for that muesli! it looks so good
i’ve actually been to the air force base in tampa– it is GORGEOUS out there! when the pilot gets back, we’ll make a trip down there again for sure. i need to hit up greenwizzle for multiple loaves of bread 😀 thank you for the link love <3
fajitas in the slow cooker is a brilliant idea- i’ll be using that one for sure. how sweet of your madre to make such wonderful meals, even when she’s super busy with work
hope your day is going well!
lainbFebruary 19, 2009 at 8:10 am
You’re fortunate to have that good relationship with your Mom. It’s something I always wanted but I suppose it wasn’t meant to be for me.
I used to journal in middle school (for one summer), but then got nervous about people reading about my inner most thoughts years later when I was no longer on this earth. haha I bet it’s fun to relive how life has progressed though…as long as it’s progressing in a GOOD way. 😉
The Pink TutuFebruary 19, 2009 at 9:01 am
Hi there. You went to Elon your freshman year, didn’t you? I also went to Elon, ’06 grad, so I totally know where you were going with those quotes in your journal. Haha ohh those Elon boys. It is true that God works in mysterious ways. Luckily I found my bf not at Elon 🙂