Breakfast/ Lunch

Taters in my Bread

Hi guys!

I had really fun surprising news today—I don’t have to work again ’til MONDAY! Hello, long weekend! I do have my training class tomorrow night but the main point is that I don’t have to set an alarm for the next four days. Praise God! =)

I started my morning with another delish banana and chocolate peanut butter—


And had a big ol’ bowl of chocolate almond oatmeal (made with half 2% milk, half water and 3/4th cup oats) for breakfast around 8:00:


I also bought a cappuccino after breakfast for a little pick-me-up since, while I slept fine last night, I just feel SO tired today! It was a yummy treat!!

I think the highlight of my day was the bread that I made at work! Usually I just bake the bread, I don’t mix it. However, today I wanted to test out a new recipe out of my “The Bread Baker’s Apprentice” book for Potato Rosemary Bread so I did all the dirty work. I made the mashed potatoes, roasted about 12 cloves of garlic, mixed it, kneaded it and let it rise. The final product was a HUGE success I’d say!


I made a small batch of only four loaves so my manager could try it and see if maybe we want to start making it and selling it on the weekends. Hopefully he liked it as much as I did! The bread was just going into the oven as my shift was ending so I hung around the store and grocery shopped (poor me!) while it baked so I could buy some right out of the oven.

I finally got home around 2:00 and, for lunch, had a thick slice with Sabra’s roasted garlic hummus as well as an Oikos honey yogurt-


AMAZING!!!!!!!! The mashed potatoes in the dough made it SO incredibly soft and the roasted garlic flavor was just to die for. MMmmmm


I could easily eat that entire loaf of bread….dangerous!

Look what I found at my store today! They FINALLY got Chobani!!!!!!!!!! =)


I’m off to Ryan’s to start cooking. Our oven is still broken over here :(. I’ll see you tonight!

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  • polly
    February 4, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    ooooh yum!! Jenna, I mentioned you and featured one of YOUR FAVES on my blog today!! Yum-nana-butter-sammy.

    Have a wonderful dinner with R and the fam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lindsey (Mrs. LC)
    February 4, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    My Publix finally got Chobanis in too – I squealed when I saw them. 🙂

  • Victoria
    February 4, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    That bread sounds amazing! And looks really good too. 😉

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    February 4, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    That bread looks awesome!! I love yogurt on bread. The potato bread sounds amazing.

    Yay for no work! Enjoy Yoga Grooves tomorrow =) Tell Jen I said hey!

  • Kelly
    February 4, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Jenna – or others – where do you get your chocolate peanut (almond, etc.) butter? And what brand is it?

  • Emily
    February 4, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    That’s awesome about your time to catch up on sleep and relax, yay for that! Chobani is so great; you’ll definitely enjoy it!

    Looking forward to seeing your dinner post!

  • Jenna 2
    February 4, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    🙁 BOO I wish we had chobani’s 0% around here!! Your bread looks out of this world good!!

  • brandi
    February 4, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Ooh, I still can’t find Chobani here! I’m so jealous!

    That bread sounds amazing!

    I can’t wait to see what you’re making for dinner 🙂

  • fitforfree
    February 4, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    that bread looks scrumptious! happy cooking!

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    February 4, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    WOW that bread looks great! I’ve been meaning to try baking potato bread…

  • VeggieGirl
    February 4, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Fabulous bread!!

    Have fun at Ryan’s!!

  • Moran
    February 4, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Wow Jenna your bread is so impressive!
    Great news about the long weekend – enjoy it!

  • megan
    February 4, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    that bread looks great!! I have been baking more bread recently, but not quite so professionally as you! 🙂

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    February 4, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Potato bread is delicious, as is Chobani! LIke Megan, I’m inspired to bake some bread, but a little scarrred =)

  • Nettles
    February 4, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    You sound just like Wyn! I wish I lived near you so I could by a loaf of the bread too.

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    February 4, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Hope your oven gets fixed soon. I could not live without mine for very long as we don’t have a microwave.

    Your bread sounds so good. I’m sure your manager will love it!

    Can’t wait to see what you bake for tonight’s feast.

  • Meg
    February 4, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    I love potato bread. Yours looks amazing!

  • Sharon
    February 4, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Wow, that bread looks amazingly delicious!

  • Rachel
    February 4, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Enjoy your few days off! That ‘tato bread looks great – something I’d definitely love to try sometime. You know, when I start baking bread… 🙂

  • Hallie
    February 4, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    My brother and dad were obsessed with potato bread, and I never really liked it. Yours looks 100 times better than the kind we used to get. Yum! Fresh baked bread is probably the best thing ever.

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    February 4, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Holla for days off! Whoah–I really need to get my hands on that potato bread. That’s combining two favorite things! Is it hard to be a baker with a broken oven? Lol.

  • Melinda
    February 4, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    that bread looks amazing!! potato bread is always good no matter what, yummm.

  • Shelby
    February 4, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    That bread DOES sound absolutely delicious! Send me some 😉

  • Ryan
    February 4, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    YAY for Chobani! I picked up a 16 oz. TUB last week and I think it literally made my day! Your bread…yum, I want some! Definitely let us know if you start selling it because I’d love to come to Greenwise sometime when I’m in Tampa in the next month and pick some up (and check out the store!)

  • Alessa
    February 4, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    i looooove the baker’s apprentice! I am anxiously waiting and hoping there is a 3rd book that will come out!! anyways, question for you.. i made a similar bread to the one you showed today, but there was only one thing that i wish would have been a little different. i really want a nice crust on the bread, and have trouble every time! Any advice on what i can do??


  • Sarah (Tales of Expansion)
    February 4, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    that loaf looks so good!! it must be killing you to be oven-less at home!

  • Lisa
    February 4, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    My grocery JUST got Chobani too!!! I went shopping yesterday and got so excited when I saw it on the shelf! I wanted to call someone so badly to share my excitment but I don’t think anyone would have cared! haha I did tell my husband about my experience and he’s like “how much did you spend on that?” haha he’s funny 🙂

  • Elina (Healthy and Sane)
    February 4, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Ooh, it’s been a while since I’ve had the banana/pb sandwiches like that… I need to bring those back! 🙂
    Amazing looking bread. Congrats on having the long weekend. I’m super jealous 😀

  • Kaneil, Balance is Best
    February 4, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    I haven’t had potato bread in forever! That looks so good!

    Enjoy your long weekend! You definitely deserve it!


  • Jasmine (Sweet and Fit)
    February 4, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    yay for getting chobani at your grocery store! the plain flavor is really good, but my favorite is the blueberry – you need to try it =) enjoy your looooong weekend!

  • Natalie A
    February 4, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Whoa…that banana looks amazing! I think I’ll have to make that when I get home 🙂

  • Kelly
    February 4, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    I love that you get to experiment at work. That is awesome!

  • Erica
    February 4, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    That bread sounds amazing! *drooling!*

    I wish a store around here carried Chobani :-((

  • Brittany
    February 4, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Your mashed potato bread looks delish!!

  • K
    February 4, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Potato bread is SO GOOD! Hooray for the long weekend – you deserve it!

  • Lindsey (Mrs. LC)
    February 4, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Kelly – I got my chocolate peanut butter (Peanut Butter & Co. Brand) at Walmart. I’m pretty positive you can also order them online. Good luck finding it (but be warned – the one I have is pretty high in sugars…def. an occasional treat!)