Tarts, Tarts and More!

Today in class we made delicious looking (I haven’t tasted them yet!) apple cobbler, apple almond tart and apple crisp. Gotta love those apples! I think I’m going to pop the cobbler and crisp into the freezer and pull it out when I really need something good! As for the mini tarts, I’m going to put them in the fridge and bring them home to the family when I go to tampa on saturday. 🙂 Maybe I’ll eat a little bit of one first though….we’ll see!

For lunch I made grilled cheese and tomato soup..the old standby. I used 1.5 slices of provolone on 2 slices of sprouted grain bread. I had 12 ounces of soup with it. My throat is still very painful (when is this ever going to end??!!) and soup just feels good. Plus, I absolutely love Pacific Brand organic soups. I always eat the creamy tomato. It’s tasty and quite filling for a tomato soup! I have to work tonight so I’m planning an early dinner…hopefully my throat will feel better so I can actually chew it!!!

This morning around 9:30 I ate a pear that I had sliced up and put in a little baggy to take to school. Oatmeal really held me over!






My lunch (and no I did not eat all the pictures before it!!) was about 491 calories.

Oh, how I LOVE baking…it just makes me so happy! I don’t even have to eat the stuff (although it’s nice and tasty to!), it’s more of an art form to me! 

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  • Susan Barnes
    January 10, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    I’m the one who asked about cooking the milk with oatmeal, it made me smile when I saw you did that this morning 🙂

    I also love pacific brand soup-do you freeze the soup right in the container? I am not sure if its freezable and I had trouble thawing it.

    Also, quick question about the milk again. Why doesn’t it curdle when heated? I never understood when to worry about curdling and when not to.

  • Kristin
    January 10, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Jenna – how do you get your sandwiches grilled so evenly? Do you use spray?

  • Cathy
    January 10, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    Wow! ALl that baking is making me drool! Yummy! Since your throat still hurts, you may want to avoid the tomato soups….they are a bit acid-y which can agitate your throat. Hope you feel better soon!

  • jenna
    January 10, 2008 at 8:15 pm


    Nope! no spray! I just put my cast iron skillet on top of it to press it down while cooking the sandwich! easy!

  • jenna
    January 10, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    thanks Cathy! You’re right…I knew that going into the whole tomato thing but ate it anyway cause it was all I had. 🙁

  • jenna
    January 10, 2008 at 8:18 pm


    I’ve actually never tried to freeze pacific brand soups. I can imagine you could freeze it right in the container though then just defrost in the fridge! About the milk…I wish I could give you a proper answer to this…I should know! I know that milk curdles when an acid is mixed into it and I think that’s the only way it does. When you simmer milk the biggest thing you are looking for is that it doesnt scorch on the bottom…also dont bring it to a rolling boil. A gentle simmer is best-perfect for our oats!

  • arimcg
    January 10, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    You are really stirring up some serious apple pie cravings in me this week! I don’t know how you stand having those things around.

  • Kate
    January 10, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    I just started reading your blog about a month ago and I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy it. I tend to get in food ruts ( the same healthy things over and over) but you have inspired me to try new things and enjoy eating again. I hope your throat starts to feel better soon. Try hot tea with honey to sooth it. PS -Your baked goods look amazing!

  • Danielle
    January 10, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Oh my gosh I can’t take it any more… so so yummy(-looking) 😉 So I have to agree with the other posters in that this is definitely my favorite blog, and I definitely check my share of blogs a day. Great job! Also, I was wondering about your roommates eating habits? The two that I live with are very picky so they don’t often even try what I’m making and usually depend on packaged and frozen food. Basically I’m always cooking for one :). Does your roommate eat as healthy for you? If not, how do you deal with the temptation of the unhealthy food around? And do you ever share meals with her? (Just asking, because if I was living with a culinary student, I’d be all up for sharing!) Thanks so much Jenna! Sorry to hear you’re not 100% yet.