Dessert/ Dinner

Date Night

I had a good afternoon hanging out with Ryan and my family. I helped my mom unpack some Easter decorations and just really hung around the house and was lazy. Ryan and I did walk Mikan outside for about 40 minutes, which was great. It was gorgeous outside…just a little chilly for my liking! I snacked on an apple and peanut butter before our walk.


For dinner, Ryan and I decided to check out the new Asian restaurant in town, Pei Wei, before going to a movie (we saw The Other Boleyn Girl—it was GREAT!). I’m glad we did because it was really good! I ordered the Blazing Noodles with Tofu and a glass of red wine and Ryan had fried rice. My noodles were awesome but, even for a hot sauce lover like myself, they were VERY spicy. So spicy I had to leave my glass of wine and chug water throughout dinner! I really love spicy food–I put hot sauce on everything, but next time I might try the miso bowl they had instead. This place had great vegetarian/vegan options and it was very affordable and fast. My meal was absolutely huge though and it hardly seemed like I even put a dent in it but I’m sure I ate about half (I took the picture before I started eating). The texture of the tofu was great though…very chewy–I gave a slice to Ryan and even he admitted it was good! I’m sure we will be back!


Just a few minutes ago when we got home I made a little ice cream “sundae” concoction because my, err, hormones are acting up. Girls, you know how we sometimes get. ;( I had some of the Mint Chocolate Chip Purely Decadent Dairy-Free ice cream and topped it with a chocolate truffle! I brought my mom some of the macaroons and truffles I collected the other night at school and snagged a truffle for myself! It was so good and now I’m making some hot tea and getting into bed. Night everyone!


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  • Betsy
    March 10, 2008 at 2:54 am

    ooo-glad to hear the movie was so good! i loved that book and was hesistant to see the movie because I didn’t want to be let down.

    those noodles and tofu look ab-fab by the way…i LOVE noodles at asian restaurant.

  • Meghan
    March 10, 2008 at 2:57 am

    Wow, those noodles look amazing! I used to say that I hated tofu, probably because I had never had it prepared correctly, but once I tried it in asian food I was hooked. I think it’s way way better than any kind of meat, poultry or seafood in most asian dishes. It really lets the sauces and veggies sing! (And all this is coming from a hamburger-loving, cheese-eating carnivore…)

    I, too, felt the need for some ice cream tonight because of the same reasons! I had ben and jerry’s “everything but the….” so good!

    Have a great sleep, Jenna!

    P.S. Has anyone had that ice cream, I think it’s made out of rice milk, but it’s carrot cake flavored? I’m dying to eat some carrot ice cream!

  • Jill - GlossyVeneer
    March 10, 2008 at 3:00 am

    I usually order the Soba Miso bowl with veggies and tofu at Pei Wei, I love it! But those Blazing Noodles look pretty tasty!

  • Romina
    March 10, 2008 at 3:08 am

    I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the film. I’ll definitely check it out. It looks like a good one.

    Those noodles look great! It’s always fantastic knowing that there are more and more veg*n options out there. They’re including everyone. =)

    Mmm… chocolate truffle on dairy-free ice cream? I’m in!

  • Mel
    March 10, 2008 at 3:33 am

    Oh my gosh I LOVE Pei Wei!! Next time you go you really must try the Soba miso bowl- it is DIVINE! Buckwheat noodles, oodles of veggies (haha that rhymes!) and the tofu finishes it off perfectly! Ok now I’m getting hungry…
    haha night!

  • sp
    March 10, 2008 at 3:52 am

    grace and mags, saw yall talking about law school….I just graduated and passed the bar (boo,hiss). What year are you guys in?

  • Mel H
    March 10, 2008 at 4:01 am

    sp, I’m anxiously awaiting to hear if/where I got into law school! I’m about to graduate from the university of ky. Thats awesome about the bar! Congrats. How was the whole experience of law school…or should I even ask bc I’m excited (at least I am now!) haha! Take care
    Mel H

  • Caroline
    March 10, 2008 at 4:32 am

    Hi Jenna–your meals today look delicious! I am so jealous of all you guys that have Pei Wei; it seems like not enough places offer tofu on their regular menu. Anyway, I noticed that you’re a chunky PB fan, what brand do you use?

  • Lyndsay
    March 10, 2008 at 7:46 am

    I am jealous re: the film – I am dying to see it and it isn’t out here in Brussels (yet).
    The dairy free ice cream looks amazing….again, jealous. That they have in Brussels though…and I think you have enticed me to make a trip to the health food store on the way home!

    Great blog – love your layout.

  • TimeofButterflies
    March 10, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Ah, Pei Wei! I always order the Blazing Noodles with Chicken. I loooove how spicy they are…

  • Danielle
    March 10, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Oh that meal looks so yummy. and now I cannot wait to see the Other Boleyn Girl! I really want to read it too, maybe I’ll try that first? Sounds like a fun night!
    Thank you Jenna and readers for your responses. I’m getting ready to spend the entire day wandering through Paris and then staying overnight at my best friend’s friend’s flat (confusing? haha). It’s going to be absolutely amazing I hope, although I’m almost positive it will be… I’ll let you know how it goes! 🙂

  • Kelly
    March 10, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    This may be crazy but has anyone else woken up in the middle of the night hungry? It happened to me and I could not go back to sleep so I got up and had an apple and some yogurt. Should I have not eaten anything at all?

  • one food guy
    March 10, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Hey those blazing noodles with tofu look fantastic. I love spicy food too, I think the hotter the better!

  • linds
    March 10, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Jenna, what brand of dairy free ice cream do you use? Is it very different from milk based? I’d like to try it but I want to have an idea whether or not I’d like it before I buy it.

  • Emily
    March 10, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    We have a Pei Wei here in Tucson. I love how healthy and veggie-friendly they are!! They have all of their nutritional info online, along with the ingredients to know how vegetarian they are, in case you are interested!