Dinner/ Lunch

Canned Soup?!

Hey guys!

I enjoyed reading about your funny party hosting experiences all day! Seriously…y’all had me laughing my pants off at points. Thanks for that! πŸ˜‰

However, the random winner of the $100 grocery store gift certificate is………………..shutupandrun!!!!! She wrote: “I had a nice get together with mom’s from my daughter’s preschool (who I had just met). Much to my dismay I looked in the living room and saw my dog humping one of the mom’s one year old. I mean my dog was ON TOP OF HER. I felt awful but thankfully this mom found some some humor in it.” Hahahaha hysterical. Please send me your information and I’ll get your prize to you asap! πŸ™‚

As for my day….I snacked on this interesting little treat sent to me from one of my favorite UK readers while I wrote my latest True/Slant article on recovering from an indulgent evening πŸ˜‰


This was good…very interesting! It definitely was filling and fueled me through an intense 90 minute power yoga class. On Wednesdays I need a substantial mid-morning snack because lunch isn’t until 2:00! I think the motto for today’s class was sun salutation. We must have done about 100 of them. As Polly would say, I had noodle legs by the end.

I was STARVING when I got home (obviously). I made the quickest thing I could—a chicken, hummus and laughing cow sandwich on whole wheat with a plum and many a dig into the soy crispie bag




Needless to say, I went from feeling totally depleted and famished to incredibly stuffed in about four minutes flat.

No snack today because I ate such a late lunch but look what I found in the paper!


How cool is that?! As you probably know, I’m a HUGE Rachel Alexandra fan and the fact that I actually got to sit and have coffee with Jess Jackson totally sealed the deal. I hope I’m one of the lucky few that get some special Rachel wine this holiday season!

Sorry y’all—I’m still sort of in a funk over here. No cooking tonight. Just canned soup (gasp!)

It actually was quite delicious though, especially when served cheddar cheese melted in, some Mary’s Gone Crackers and vino—

My appetite is so weird…I’m stuffed again..no dessert! Sorry guys, hopefully I’ll be back to my old self soon. I did drink a little crack (blue gatorade) though to prepare myself for a run tomorrow morning.
I’m off for a little quiet Jenna-time. Have a wonderful night, folks!

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  • Leila
    August 5, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    take care of yourself Jenna! You deserve as much ‘me time’ as you need.

  • mags
    August 5, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    jenna — is everything ok? i know you have to keep some things private, but it also is good to vent!

  • Whitney
    August 5, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Enjoy your Jenna time! You deserve it. And canned soup? Wolfgang knows what’s up!!!

  • Evan Thomas
    August 5, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    A good can of soup = simple cooking and that’s food for the soul

  • Allie Katie
    August 5, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    I hope you continue to relax tonight. Good luck with the run in the AM!

  • katey
    August 5, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    a girl always needs a little relaxation time πŸ™‚

  • Daria (Summer of the CSAs)
    August 5, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Sometimes a good can of soup is exactly what you need. As long as it’s paired with wine, naturally. πŸ™‚

  • Emily (A Nutritionist Eats)
    August 5, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    I think wine makes any dinner great πŸ™‚

  • Megan (Runner's Kitchen)
    August 5, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Canned soup can be very comforting πŸ™‚ My fav is Trader Joe’s turkey chili or Amy’s Kitchen tomato bisque.

  • Amy
    August 5, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Hey Jenna~
    Are you staying at your parents now? It looks that way in all of your recent pics. We are all your biggest fans, so this is definitely a safe zone- are you and Ryan split? It’s hard not to notice- and you know we support any decision you make!

  • brandi
    August 5, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    i’m glad yoga was good! i hate when I have weird appetite days! have a good night πŸ™‚

  • Rebecca
    August 5, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Your True/Slant article totally made me feel better about the S’more I just devoured! πŸ™‚
    Have a nice, relaxing night!

  • Emily
    August 5, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Hey Jenna,

    My mouth was literally watering when I saw your soup choice – its so good! Sometimes its all you need for comfort.

    I hope you have a great, relaxing night. Take care!

  • Runeatrepeat
    August 5, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Take care πŸ™‚

  • Pam (Highway to Health)
    August 5, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Take care of yourself – no need to worry about us! Enjoy your night.

  • M
    August 5, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Oh, Jenna, I hope everything’s okay, sweet girl! We do love you (that’s so creepy, i swear), and we understand if you need a break from blogging or to not discuss something or whatever else your body and mind are calling for. We’re all here, regardless of what’s going on!

  • Spotty Prep
    August 5, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Continued well wishes! Those soy crisps look delicious πŸ™‚

  • Still Life in South America
    August 5, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Hi Jenna,

    Sorry to hear that you are still down. I’m really happy to hear that you’re still out and about and working out. I was in a funk tonight, too, but went to spinning because I didn’t really have an excuse not to. I feel much better. πŸ™‚

    Don’t feel pressured to divulge private matters just because your blog is all about you. Your readers value both your stories and your privacy. Take care, chica.

  • Deva
    August 5, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    enjoy your evening – your dinner looks delicious, I love having canned soup on hand for those random days when I want something quickly.

  • kay (eating machine)
    August 5, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    i love soy crisps! comfort food, yet not so bad for you!

  • girlmeetsyoga
    August 5, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    i love those Wolfgang puck soups. Enjoy. Feel better!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    August 5, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Sometimes a classic can of soup is just what I need. Hope your evening goes a lot better for you! πŸ™‚

  • Simone
    August 5, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Sometimes a girl just needs some private time to herself so take all the time you need to get back “to your old perky self.” Just know, if you feel overwhelmed, you know you have all of us bloggies to fall back on. We got your back!!

  • Leianna
    August 5, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Hope your gatorade is keeping you hydrated for your runs!

  • Julia
    August 5, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Wish we had those little treats in the US!

  • southern graces
    August 5, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    enjoy your night, Jenna! And that soup looks delicious πŸ™‚

  • Andee (Runtolive)
    August 5, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Same here, I haven’t been able to each much lately without getting so uncomfortably full. I think it has to do with the heat. Hope things get better for you! Nothing wrong with a can of soup sometimes πŸ™‚

  • magicanderson
    August 5, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Hey, Jenna~
    Take care of yourself! Decisions do indeed suck sometimes!! Hope things are looking better soon!

  • Katrina (gluten free gidget)
    August 5, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Breathe, relax, and take all the time you need. Focus on yourself. πŸ™‚

  • Brynne
    August 5, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Glad to know I’m not the only one craving soup in the middle of summer!

  • Christina MINDFUL LIVING
    August 5, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    im with you on the bikram yoga in your article!

  • Louise
    August 5, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Ahahaha the winning story is priceless! Thank goodness the poor child’s mother was able to see the humour in the situation as well!

    I’m glad you are taking some “me” time – I really hope everything is ok and you feel more like yourself soon.

  • Katherine
    August 5, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    That snack looks SO good. Hope all is well Jenna!

  • Raya
    August 5, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Whenever I am stressed or anxious, my appetite goes right out the window so I commend you on your ability to still eat!! Everything has a way of working itself out, just don’t stare too long at the closed door. πŸ™‚

  • JocelynEatsFresh
    August 5, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    sometimes..ya need a little canned soup action in your life! LIVE IT UP! don;t apologize for such goodness πŸ˜‰

  • WholeBodyLove
    August 6, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Jenna, I love the way that you take something seemingly simple and boring (canned soup) and create a gourmet-style meal.

  • Julie
    August 6, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Nothing wrong with canned soup now and then! I luuuurv Amy’s Organic chunky tomato soup. Soooo good with a crusty bread & sharp cheddar grilled cheese. The new V8 boxed soups are quite tasty too; especially the corn chowder (YUM).

  • Whitney
    August 6, 2009 at 1:16 am

    Yo dude. I don’t know what’s going on, but I think you are really starting to worry people. To be honest, I think you owe it to your blogging community to come out and say what is happening. If you want to keep your privacy (and I really understand, I do) you might want to do yourself a favor from a bunch of nosy-poseys and bite the bullet and move on. And if you find this hard to do, you might have to come to terms with the fact…that perhaps the “right” decision you made wasn’t the “right” one for you. But again, I don’t know what is happening. This is sort of just what I’m gathering based on your comments and hints.

  • Christie @ Quit Your Diet
    August 6, 2009 at 5:56 am

    I’m sorry you are still feeling down. Hope whatever it is resolves itself soon.

  • Holly
    August 6, 2009 at 7:56 am

    Whitney- Jenna “owes” the blog community NOTHING. This is her journal, essentially, and she can say or not say whatever she wants. I think you are entirely out of line, judgmental, and sound slightly threatening (re: *If* you want to keep your privacy, you may want to bite the bullet…..”).

  • Sarah
    August 6, 2009 at 8:32 am

    Hope you get that wine too, that is so cool! Congrats to shutupandrun, I’m jealous πŸ˜‰

  • Ross
    March 15, 2010 at 1:52 am

    Was the third pic taken from inside your stomache?