Thinking Fast

Good morning! Happy day before Christmas Eve!!! =)

We are all in a tizzy over here because last night, apparently, my mom volunteered to have all of her best friend Margaret’s family over for dinner tomorrow night, which will be crazy fun especially since there are 18 of them! We were going to do peppered beef tenderloin with homemade popovers but there won’t be enough popovers so I am wracking my brain trying to think of something else we can serve with the beef instead. Any ideas?!

Anyways, this morning I rose at 7 and tried my new hot breakfast cereal:


I cooked 1/2 cup of this in a cup of water and then mixed in a torn apart banana, a spoonful of cinnamon peanut butter, a few blueberries, a splash of silk, a drizzle of maple syrup and two chopped figgys.


It was incredibly filling! Hopefully too filling because I’m about to leave for a yoga flow class right now!

See you for lunch!

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  • Anne P
    December 23, 2008 at 7:52 am

    what about a big ole batch of sweet potatoes?? that’s always a tasty side dish 🙂 and then broccoli or something easy? and a HUGE mixed green/walnut/goat cheese salad?? mmmmmmmmmmmm 🙂 have fun!

  • Megan
    December 23, 2008 at 8:07 am

    Enjoy your yoga! Breakfast looks yummy!

  • arielle
    December 23, 2008 at 8:13 am

    Your mom is very ambitious! That sounds like the kind of invitation I would extend after too many glasses of wine…

  • Anna
    December 23, 2008 at 8:14 am

    Happy Christmas Eve Eve to you too!

  • Katie
    December 23, 2008 at 8:16 am

    That cereal looks good, maybe I’ll look for that at the store next time I go!! I love how you are always trying different products!! Happy Christmas Eve Eve to you too!! 🙂

  • melissa
    December 23, 2008 at 8:21 am

    gorgeous, I wish I could make food that pretty. Nice job chef!

  • VeggieGirl
    December 23, 2008 at 8:22 am

    Happy Christmas Eve-Eve!! Haha.

    Lovely breakfast with my true love, dried figs!!


  • Shelby
    December 23, 2008 at 8:23 am

    Yummy breakfast, I love the blueberry fig combo!

  • Maureen
    December 23, 2008 at 8:25 am

    Mmmm, breakfast looks great! Happy Christmas Eve-Eve!

  • pottery_rach
    December 23, 2008 at 8:32 am


    do you think you could post some bread recipes? do you create your own? i’d love to try some new bread recipes (even some challenging ones).

    enjoy your christmas eve eve!!

  • Amanda
    December 23, 2008 at 9:47 am

    How about Yorkshire pudding? It is similar to popovers in taste, and easy to make. It can bake while the roast rests. My mother-in-law introduced me to this and I love it! Enjoy your holiday!

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    December 23, 2008 at 9:57 am

    I love a big salad with my meat, and Anne P’s suggestion sounds wonderful, or you could serve a platter of roasted asparagus or brussels sprouts with brown butter (butter and tamari heated together in skillet). I’m sure whatever you guys come up with will be delish! You and your mom sound like pros in the kitchen. Enjoy yoga!

  • fitforfree
    December 23, 2008 at 10:29 am

    I agree with Amanda—Yorkshire pudding is DELICIOUS, hearty, super-easy to make, and pairs nicely with meat dishes. I have yet to find a vegan version—let me know if you guys know of any!

    Enjoy yoga!

  • Fancy
    December 23, 2008 at 11:51 am

    I just wanted to thank Meow Mix for responding to my comment last night 🙂

  • michelle
    December 24, 2008 at 7:08 am

    Hi Jenna,
    I been eating that multigrain cereal for a while now. I like it but i like my oatmeal better!!!

    Have a great holiday girl!!