Dinner/ Lunch

All Bases Covered

So today. I did not go to the doctor. We made the executive decision that my tonsil still resembles a spotted hockey puck we will go in the morning. We did, however, eat delicious food!


That would be a Plant Burger from Plant Cafe in San Francisco. My, how I love that place. I didn’t get to eat lunch until almost three because my mom’s flight was late and this just hit the spot.


After a long drive home (with a detour for wine…obviously), I found it utterly necessary to lay on my floor and play the Pocahontas theme song on my flute, which my mom brought me all the way from Georgia.


I shall be putting on a concert for anyone in the Santa Rosa area. So far, I remember how to play Colors of the Wind and Oh Little Town of Bethlehem. What more could you possibly need?

Well, tomato soup actually. With goat cheese stirred in. Mmmmmmmmm


+ cherries!

And, latest obsession:

Off to go do very important things!

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  • Jocelyn
    June 8, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Cute! I love the song colors of the wind 🙂 I also enjoyed cherries today! I really hope you get your tonsil checked out tomorrow! Never know with these things…

  • Sarah for Real
    June 8, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    I’ve never seen a flute like that! Learn something new everyday I suppose 😀

    That’s cool you know how to play. I tried learning in 5th grade but that side of my brain doesn’t function well, hahah.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    June 8, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    So cool! I used to play the clarinet but I’m not sure I remember how? So kudos to you!
    That burger looks AMAZING!

  • Allie
    June 8, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    in all the moves i have made, my parents always sent my flute. there were times that i didn’t have a couch, but i had a flute! i have the same tune a day book. funny.

  • Alyssa @ BrideToBeFit
    June 8, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    I can’t play the flute, but I can sure belt out a mean “A Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid. Maybe we could have a Disney themed concert?
    Hope your throat is healed tomorrow!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    June 8, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Now that’s funny. You remind me of a French friend, Veronique–and she plays the flute, too. A Plant burger and wine can cure anything!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    June 8, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    It’s an Alto Flute! I love it! I had a piccolo and regular flute that I played along with a tenor saxophone. So much fun to remember.

  • Nora@LiveLifeEatRight
    June 8, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    aw yay for your mom’s arrival!! That sandwich looks awesome, and YES please, please, please have a flute concert! I fully support you.

  • Daisy
    June 8, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    You think you own whatever land you land on
    The Earth is just a dead thing you can claim
    But I know every rock and tree and creature
    Has a life, has a spirit, has a name……

  • Sara @ myfancytuna.blogspot.com
    June 8, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Your posts crack me up! Sometimes your sarcasm reminds me of the Pioneer Woman…hopefully you don’t consider that an insult or anything 🙂

  • Stacey@http://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/
    June 8, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Have a great time with Mom and hope your tonsils are good by the morning.

  • Erin
    June 8, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    I need to go pick up some cans of good soup! I had been making my own but now that I’ve started a new job, there just doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day to make it.

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    June 8, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    That soup + goats cheese combo looks delish!

  • R
    June 8, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Amy’s tomato soup is the best! Such a great, quick and easy meal and I love that it’s healthy. Any kind of melted cheese is a great addition. Her split pea is good too

  • Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches
    June 8, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Pocahontas is one of my fav movies from childhood. I have a piano version of Colors of the Wind that I always like to play at home. Sometimes, it’s the simple things in life that make ya smile.

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    June 8, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    OMG my piccolo totally looked like that in middle school… i got moved up to the wooden one (we called it Woody) in high school.

  • eatmovelove
    June 8, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    JEalous of it all. Good luck with the tonsil.

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    June 8, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Carter and I eat that soup all the time and have never thought to try goat cheese in it. Thanks for the tip! Have fun with your mommy and playing your flute! My dad used to own a music store and I had a beautiful glass flute that I was given on one of his business trips. That thing sounded like pure beauty.

  • postcollegecook
    June 8, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    omg Jenna I just laughed out loud. I would totally attend your flute concert if I didn’t live in Milwaukee.

  • Vaala ?
    June 8, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    You are so the cutest (and I love the Pocahontas music…reckon you could do a touring concert and come to New Zealand?! I could join in on the piano…I even have the sheet music).

  • Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog)
    June 8, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    That plant burger looks wonderful!

    Hope you have a good doctor’s visit. 🙂


  • Marilou @ Mostly Healthy
    June 8, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Don’t you know the “Lord of the Dance” song on the flute? Probably the only one I still know …. and the beggining of “My Heart Will Go On” …. Annoying heheheh!

  • diana@mymarblerye
    June 8, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    enjoy time with your mom! Hydrate and get some sleep! Hope the bf and your mom meet this week. 😉

  • A Teenage Gourmet (Sami)
    June 8, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    I’m obsessed with carbonated water too. I’ll try the mint version. 🙂

  • Katie @ peacebeme
    June 8, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    That mint water looks amazing!
    I dont know how you can have such a good appetite when you are sick! Probably good for you though!

  • Lindsay
    June 8, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    There are tons of Plant Cafe’s in SF now. Have you tried the fancy schmancy one on the Embarcadero? I think they take reservations. I’m glad the owners have been so successful, although to be honest, I miss the predecessor restaurant in the Marina (Lettus).

  • Camille
    June 8, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    I am heading up to SF tomorrow! I can’t wait for all the great eats!

  • Emily S.
    June 8, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Ahhhh, I CANNOT believe you have that music I thought I was the only one who saved those from 5th grade! Haha you are awesome … I had the solo for Colors of the Wind at the band concert and I may or may not still bust out my flute to play it. Have fun with your mom!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    June 8, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Your pictures are so bright ‘n’ summery today! I’m excited about cherry season. Chocolate Cherry Bomb Shakes!

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople
    June 8, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    I hope it is all better in the morning!!

  • Monique
    June 8, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Is that mint water anything like those Metro Mint drinks?!? I can’t help but feel like those tasted like the water in your mouth after you brush your teeth haha.

    And I’m SUPER impressed that you’re able to be eating all this food with such a sore throat!! I’d be dying and only wanting to eat soup/smoothies. I reallllly hope it goes well at the doctor tomorrow. Feel better, chica!

  • Helen
    June 8, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    I play the flute too! I love it so much. Is yours a normal flute with a curved mouth piece??
    The burger looks lovely and tomato soup with cheese is the best! Hope your tonsils are better tomorrow.

  • Annie @ stronghealthyfit
    June 9, 2010 at 12:12 am

    I didn’t know you played the flute! I played from 4th-12th grade and still have mine. I’ve never seen one like yours though.
    Have fun with your mom!

  • Marianne
    June 9, 2010 at 2:40 am

    This made me think of you :).
    Not in that you’re the manatee, just your many references to them!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    June 9, 2010 at 3:33 am

    Glad that tonsil isn’t keeping you from eating delicious food! 😉

  • amanda
    June 9, 2010 at 4:15 am

    Everyone has been eating cherries lately! Maybe I should go get some lol BTW, glad to hear you are getting better

  • jenna
    June 9, 2010 at 5:17 am

    hahahah LOL i used to play pocahontas on my violin like crazy!!!! i stunk at every other song but i could play colors of the wind like nobodies business!! 🙂

    warm soup sounds perfect for your throat. has is been sore? or just a bulging tonsil?

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    June 9, 2010 at 5:26 am

    If I were in the area, I’d join you and play my recorder. I can play hot crossed buns, ya know. 🙂

  • andi (livelaughbefit)
    June 9, 2010 at 5:30 am

    i LOVE the mint sparkling water. it’s pure delight to drink–i mix it with a little lemonade and if i have fresh mint on hand, i’ll crush some and put it in the glass. OH my goodness, it’s a perfect glass of deliciousness.

  • Brynne
    June 9, 2010 at 5:41 am

    I hope everything’s ok with your throat!

  • Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit!
    June 9, 2010 at 5:47 am

    Goat cheese in tomato soup = genius!
    Playing the Pocahontas soundtrack on your flute = also genius!

    Great food tips, great humour…this is why your blog is so popular! 🙂

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin
    June 9, 2010 at 6:00 am

    Hehe, I loved learning movie soundtrack songs for my clarinet, back when I played! I used to be able to play the Harry Potter theme song. 😉

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly
    June 9, 2010 at 6:01 am

    I always wished I played the flute in middle school. I had braces and my parents wouldn’t let me play anything but percussion.

  • Sloan
    June 9, 2010 at 6:40 am

    This is so hilarious. I played flute in elementary school and had this awesome 80’s soundtrack themesong sheet music, so I used to play the Footloose, Top Gun and St. Elmo’s Fire themesongs. There is nothing sadder than the Top Gun themesong with one lonely flute. You’ve inspired me to look for that song book (and my abandoned flute) when I go back home.

  • Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries
    June 9, 2010 at 6:41 am

    TOTALLY also played the flute! Hope your tonsil gets better!!

  • Kristin (Salty Tooth)
    June 9, 2010 at 6:44 am

    My parent’s dropped off my saxophone at my new house a few weeks ago and I’ve totally been busting out tunes, much to the neighbors dismay. Hope your tonsil is better today!

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    June 9, 2010 at 6:46 am

    I never played the flute, but I did play the piano! I don’t have one now, but everytime I go over to my parents I play them a rousing rendition of “All I Ask of You” from Phantom. THey love it, I’m sure!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    June 9, 2010 at 7:16 am

    loooooooove that you played Pocahontas on your flute…and now i have “colors of the wind” stuck in my head 🙂

  • Erica H.
    June 9, 2010 at 7:22 am

    Is that an alto flute????!

  • Nicole
    June 9, 2010 at 7:24 am

    I use to play the flute as well! Last time I went home and picked it up after 3 years of not playing and I lost my fingering. I know it will come back, but it will take a little dedication.

  • Julie
    June 9, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Mint water………….mmmmm divine !

  • Jill B
    June 9, 2010 at 8:03 am

    I would get it checked out. It could be a peritonsillar abscess.

  • Jen
    June 9, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Holy cow. You have a recurved flute too? I thought I was the only person who needed one of those suckers. Silly short arms… I love it! 🙂

  • Leslie
    June 9, 2010 at 9:58 am

    I played the flute in highschool! I wonder if I still could…

  • Kim (Imperfectly Perfect)
    June 9, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Hope you feel better soon! I used to play the flute until I graduated high school. I was in marching band and “YES” I went to band camp. Haha. My mom just had a tag sale about a month ago and my flute was sold in the process. 🙁 I never saw a flute like yours though. I didn’t even realize that they made them that way! Your burger and soup look delish!!

  • Kelly
    June 9, 2010 at 10:11 am

    If I had had sheet music from Disney, I would still be playing the flute today rather than giving it up in 11th grade to join color guard. Now, that’s a video worth posting! 🙂

  • Lisa C.
    June 9, 2010 at 10:27 am

    That’s funny you like the Mint Water… I picked it up on a whim a few weeks ago and I thought it tasted like drinking seltzer while chewing gum. lol

    Gotta Love Pochahontas!

  • LC @ Let Them Eat Lentils
    June 9, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I loooove the Plant Burger! It is my comfort food 🙂

  • Corinne (breathe and savor)
    June 9, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    hahaha love youuuu. when i went home for christmas this past winter i searched HIGH and low for my flute from hs! the christmas spirit had me wanting to find it and see if i could still whistle a tune. plus my roomie and i shared secrets and she played the flute too. too bad neither one of us could locate the instrument 🙁 maybe ill look again now that you have inspired me. have fun with the colors of the windddddd

  • Vaala ?
    June 9, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    You are the cutest! I think you should tour the world with this flute performance and come to New Zealand…I can even join in on the piano (I have the Pocahontas sheet music at home too)!