Breakfast/ Dinner

Ended With a Crash

Last night I CRASHED. And burned.

But before I explain, here’s a recap of my food from yesterday.

An all natural tart yogurt with organic mint oreo cookies:


And then my mom made me my favorite! Fettucine with escarole, brie and pancetta (out of Bon Appetit):


Combining brie cheese, bacon and pasta is pretty much the most genius thing ever for the ultimate bowl of carbohydrates. Lord, it’s good.

And it was a perfect pairing with Cambria Rae’s Chardonnay (my FAVORITE Chard!):

And then…yeah. I crashed and burned. I think I just was totally wiped out and exhausted both emotionally and physically. I needed to just disconnect for the night, so that’s what I did. And then I went to sleep at 7:45. I’m not even kidding. Haven’t been to bed that early since my bread baking days when I used to wake up at 3 a.m. and go to work.
Anyways, moral of the story is that I slept for a LOOOOONG time and now feel better. I had some overnight oats this morning:
1/2 cup oats with 1/2 cup almond milk, 1 Fage, 1 tbsp almond butter, pom seeds.
And now I’m chugging water in preparation for a morning Bikram class. Have a good day!

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  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion
    December 22, 2009 at 7:34 am

    WOW! That is early!!!! Your body probably needed it!!! glad you got some rest, girly. Have a great Yoga session!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    December 22, 2009 at 7:42 am

    Brie + bacon + pasta DOES sound like the most wonderful thing ever. I may give it a whirl tonight!

  • Jess (Fit Chick in the City)
    December 22, 2009 at 7:44 am

    You needed some serious sleep! Sometimes sleep is the best answer!

  • katherine
    December 22, 2009 at 7:45 am

    Glad you were able to recharge!

  • Evan Thomas
    December 22, 2009 at 7:47 am

    The froyo sounds perfect with the cookie

  • Kristi
    December 22, 2009 at 7:50 am

    So glad you’re feeling better! I’m going to try that pasta tonight – maybe with a Chard, too. You’ve inspired me to try yoga! I bought a beginner dvd at target and have been doing it for five mornings in a row and I love how nice and stretchy I feel! Thanks, Jenna!

  • Jamie
    December 22, 2009 at 7:52 am

    It looks like you have been really busy lately– and I mean dance parties wear you out more than you think! haha… im glad you got to rejuvinate with some good sleep. It must be so nice to have your mom there with you now. My parents are my best friends too πŸ˜‰

  • Jen (Running With Cake)
    December 22, 2009 at 7:52 am

    Food always seems to taste better when someone else makes it for you – especially when that someone is MOM! Enjoy your day πŸ™‚

  • Christie @ Honoring Health
    December 22, 2009 at 7:53 am

    That froyo looks awesome!

    Glad you got some rest, I crashed out early last night, too!

  • Carolyn
    December 22, 2009 at 7:54 am

    Glad you’re getting some rest. I’m ready for a couple of days of sleeping in.

  • jane
    December 22, 2009 at 7:59 am

    i’m pretty sure that recipe was from F&W lol πŸ˜€

  • Amari
    December 22, 2009 at 7:59 am

    Pom seeds in oats are the best! Those are one of my favorite toppings. Sometimes we just need to recharge with a long night of rest, I can totally relate!

  • Sonja @ ActiveFoodie
    December 22, 2009 at 8:00 am

    Yum, that pasta dish looked delicious! And now that I am on vacation, my body is doing a lot of crashing and burning as well!!

  • Lauren @ louisianagrown
    December 22, 2009 at 8:01 am

    I go to bed before 8:00 all the time… do other people really not do that? πŸ˜‰ Really though, my whole family does, but it probably has something to do with the fact that we all wake up before 6:00 in the morning.

  • Megan (BitesoftheApple)
    December 22, 2009 at 8:03 am

    MMMM i NEED that pasta, bad.

    Glad you had a good night sleep!! Have fun w/ your momma!

  • Ameena
    December 22, 2009 at 8:13 am

    Pasta followed by an early night…what could be better??

  • skinnyrunner
    December 22, 2009 at 8:17 am

    glad you got some sleep. and that your moms there. and that she cooks you gourmet looking meals!

  • Stef
    December 22, 2009 at 8:20 am

    Have a great bikram class! Those oats with pomegranate look really good!

  • Danielle (Coffee Run)
    December 22, 2009 at 8:24 am

    Sometimes a longgg sleep is just the cure. Enjoy bikeram πŸ™‚

  • Karla
    December 22, 2009 at 8:34 am

    What a great sounding pasta dish!
    Glad you enjoyed!

  • Babycakes
    December 22, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Yay for glorious sleep, and lots of it. I’m sure your body is thanking you. So great that your mom is there with you now πŸ™‚

  • Rachel @ Shedding It
    December 22, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Umm that pasta looks INCREDIBLE!!

  • Mama Pea
    December 22, 2009 at 8:45 am

    You scared me! I thought you were going to say you crashed your new car! Thank the Lord you just had a baby wine and pasta coma. Those are the best kind!!!

  • rebecca lustig
    December 22, 2009 at 8:45 am

    Sounds like the perfect way to end a delicious day. By teh way, every time i see or hear ‘Bon Appetit” I think of the movie Julie & Julia, hehe.

    Oh, and I wanted to thank you for your comments and support. I genuinely appreciate and value your genuine words.

    Stay strong, stay positive- it’s the most wonderful time of the year. And if it’s not, let’s make it one.
    bec xo

  • Alison
    December 22, 2009 at 8:47 am

    mint and chocolate is a great dessert combo because it cleans your mouth but also gives you some sweetness. that’s so nice your mom is there to cook for you. enjoy your day–glad you got some much-needed sleep.

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    December 22, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Sometimes that’s seriously THE BEST feeling in the world. I love nights where I just completely black out…it definitely means your body needed it.

    And oh my gosh – that frozen yogurt with crushed mint cookie?!?! BEST. THING. EVERRRRR!

  • Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen
    December 22, 2009 at 9:06 am

    Too bad my husband and I crash and burn at about 8pm every Friday night…is that pathetic? Probably a little! Have fun in your Bikram class!

  • Erin
    December 22, 2009 at 9:08 am

    Your mom makes the BEST food for you. I’m totally jealz. Enjoy your time together.

  • Kristen @ Change of Pace
    December 22, 2009 at 9:20 am

    I completely understand why you crashed πŸ™‚ Will definitely have to try your dinner recipe!

  • Chelsea
    December 22, 2009 at 9:23 am

    First, can your Mom come down and cook for me? Second, I’m so glad you slept-YAY for sleep. Keep enjoying your Mom and only one more day until Dad gets here-YAY!

  • Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete
    December 22, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Sometimes you just need a crash and burn to reset yourself! Your body really needed to just rest! I’m glad you feel great, AND your mom is visiting! I miss mine!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    December 22, 2009 at 9:49 am

    I’m loving the tart yogurt/mint oreo combo! YUM!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal)
    December 22, 2009 at 9:57 am

    That’s such a nice meal your mom made you!
    Glad you got the sleep your body was craving πŸ™‚

  • eatmovelove
    December 22, 2009 at 10:02 am

    That pasta is worth crashing and burning for over and over again !!
    Do you like other nut butters too Jenna or tried-and-true AB @ heart haha!!
    I made Almond Butter Cups and just posted them. 2 words:
    YUM – MY….;)

  • Sarah (Oc2Seattle)
    December 22, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Brie and anything is heaven, but that pasta looks incredible!

  • Sam (Merit to the Carrot)
    December 22, 2009 at 10:07 am

    Both the FroYo and pasta looks marvelous.

  • Jil
    December 22, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Oh that pasta just sounds delicious…and combines two of my fave things in the world — bacon and brie. The frozen yogurt looks sooo good, too!

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    December 22, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Nothing like a Mom-cooked meal! I call it “Mama Food”. Whenever I’m down, I call my Mom and tell her I’m coming over for Mama Food! She always delivers.

  • amanda
    December 22, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Sometimes you just need to go to bed early. BTW, can your mom stop by my house to make some of that? Yumm!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    December 22, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Seriously, that was SUCH a good decision on your part!!! We all have to step back and listen to our bodies, even if that means hitting the sack WAY earlier than usual. Glad your feeling more like yourself today! πŸ™‚

  • lindsay
    December 22, 2009 at 10:54 am

    I have got to try that recipe. All of my faves combined into one glorious pasta dish?!?! omg.

  • Casey (spicy$sweet)
    December 22, 2009 at 11:03 am

    That pasta looks so delicious Jenna! Yum. Your dance party sounds fab too. πŸ™‚

  • ShutupandRun
    December 22, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Wow I am so going to make that brie pasta thing. And probably drink some chard with it as well. Glad you’re rested up now. You do run at a pretty fast pace!

  • Jenny
    December 22, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    Wow, that pasta dish made by your mom must have been heavenly! Glad you got some good rest πŸ™‚

    Your overnight oats have inspired me to eat them more frequently. They are so wonderful!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    December 22, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Way to go on the sleep catch-up! Also, that dinner looks fabulous. As does your yogurt/oreo mess. Enjoy being refreshed!

  • Jesse
    December 22, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Jenna I searched’s website for your mom’s pasta recipe, but I couldn’t find it…which issue of Bon Appetit if the recipe from? Thanks, looks delish! πŸ™‚

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    December 22, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    I’m going to make that pasta! Looks delicious, love all the ingredients. BTW Kim Kardashian made a new salad commercial-I wanted to post the commercial outtakes on my blog–am a salad freak..and if she encourages more salad eating good for her. But it was hard to find a pic of her in a not too sexy dress for my blog…found one that is quite an adorable yellow sun dress, girly and thought I’d post here…one of those ‘file in back of mind’ for summer.
    She cracks me up as I went UCLA/worked there and that whole WLA lifestyle can be a lot of fun–for awhile.

  • Stephanie
    December 22, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    I adapted the recipe, and I make it with goat cheese brie (thank you, TJ’s), pancetta and spinach. It is RIDICULOUS!

  • Jenna
    December 22, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    dinner made by your mom looks so delist!
    Glad you got some rest!

  • Terri
    December 22, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    I didn’t find the recipe on Bon Appetit, but I did find it on Food & Wine:

    can’t wait to make it — maybe on New Year’s Eve.

  • Carissa (Fit To Indulge)
    December 22, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Pasta is heavenly.. and that dinner sounds/looks like a pretty delicious dish!! Note to self: brie+bacon+pasta= best idea ever!

  • Jolene (
    December 22, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Nothing better than a great sleep!