Dessert/ Dinner

Finally Full!

I am very happy to say that for the first time today, I am finally full!

Date night was so fun tonight!

Ryan and I went out for sushi, because all throughout March I missed it more than anything!! We went to a trendy place called Cafe Japon and everything was amazing. I started with a ginger salad and a glass of Reisling:



And then we ordered a HUGE spread!!! And proceeded to eat it ALL! =)


From the bottom: spicy lobster roll, “playboy roll” with spicy tuna, crab and fried shrimp, spicy yellowtail tuna with hot sauce, some cream cheese roll for R (the only one I didn’t try…hate cream cheese in sushi!), and a roll with spicy tuna and fried grouper. Everything was AMAZING!



Yep, I stuffed myself. But I was definitely not too full for THIS!


Cafe Japon was conveniently right next door to a traditional Italian gelato shop!! Oh, I was in heaven! You all know my love for gelato and this was the best I’ve had since Paris. And that’s saying a lot. They had about 50 different flavors and it was soooooo creamy and smooth. They also had a sign that said one small cup only equaled 131 calories!

I chose one scoop of tiramisu and one scoop of cookies and cream in a small cone and the boy got one scoop of chocolate hazelnut and one scoop of tiramisu. DIVINE!


Now we are home watching Madagascar on the couch. Crazy Saturday night, huh? This afternoon I snacked on a Chobani and then actually took an hour nap. It was awesome–


Tomorrow morning I am getting up early to Shred and do yoga! Ryan is intrigued by “shredding” and so I think he might do it with me. I warned him and told him it was a lot harder than he thinks but he just laughed at me and said “how hard can it be? Its a video and only 20 minutes!” HAHAHA well he will see tomorrow morning just how hard it can be! Jillian shows NO mercy!

Have a wonderful evening and I will see you in the morning! Remember, if you haven’t already gotten your Dessert E-Cookbook you need to!!!! Just donate $10 into my Team in Training fund and then email me at and I will send you over a copy asap. Not to toot my own horn, but it rocks! 🙂

Also, get excited because I am baking a big batch of my Super-Charge Me cookies for Meghann’s Blogger Bake Sale on April 6th! You know you want some… ! 😉

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  • zestycook
    April 4, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    That sushi looks amazing! Good to see you are full Jenna :):)

  • Erin
    April 4, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    (((gelato))) Best.thing.ever.
    I also don’t like crm chz in sushi…makes no sense! Looked fab otherwise.

  • kim
    April 4, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    What an awesome evening. What’s your favorite sushi by the day? Are you officially off the vegetarian diet? 🙂

    • jenna
      April 5, 2009 at 4:19 am


      Haha yes I am completely done with Meatless in March! My favorite sushi roll is spicy tuna!

  • kim
    April 4, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    by the way…I meant to say. hee

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    April 4, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    JENNA! That was essentially, major food porn for me… I have a huge sushi addiction, and that all looks amazing, especially the Playboy roll! OH and gelato?? YUM!

  • Glidingcalm
    April 4, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    that is a lot of sushi! gorgeous! and ice cream!! too much good food for one night!!

  • Glidingcalm
    April 4, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    *gelato! 🙂

  • VeggieGirl
    April 4, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Loooooovely date night fare!!

    Enjoy shredding and yoga-ing in the morning!! 🙂

  • brandi
    April 4, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    yay for date nights! we had one tonight, too, although I didn’t have gelato! it looks awesome 🙂

  • Matt
    April 4, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Sushi FTW!

  • Alison
    April 4, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    The best thing about sushi is that it’s light enough to leave room for ice cream! Gelato is fabulous – and lighter than ice cream. There’s a place near my house that not only has gelato, but also has incredible European-style hot chocolate. I like getting a small gelato and an espresso-shotglass of hot chocolate.

  • Bec
    April 4, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    so much delicious sushi!

  • Jennifer
    April 4, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Oh, Jenna… please, please, PLEASE take a photo of Ryan getting his butt kicked by Jillian. My fabulous husband ate those same words when he did the video… LEVEL ONE, mind you… with me a few weeks ago. I would love to see some proof that it’s hard for our big, strong, men 🙂

  • Liesl
    April 4, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    We had a sushi date last Friday, and it was so fun! It had been way too long and I was longing for it!
    Have fun with Ryan and Jillian tomorrow morning! 😉

  • elizabeth
    April 4, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Thanks for the great blog! I know you had the You Tube link for Jillian’s workout, but was wondering if it was available for me to download. I am looking for some sites where I can download workouts that use hand weights and /or a stability ball. Any suggestions. There are so many and I would love a few that people have tried. Thanks

  • Nicole
    April 4, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    It looks like such a fun date night!

  • TorontoGirloutWest
    April 4, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    That is one SERIOUS spread! You have me craving spicy tuna rolls like nobody’s business! 😉

  • Emily
    April 4, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Date night looks like it was so fun!
    I love sushi, and I bet yours was even more delish than what we have in landlocked Ohio. And gelato?! Perfect way to top off the night!

  • Sharon
    April 4, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    GELATO!!! Totally love it!

  • Run Sarah
    April 4, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    I love your dress – you look adorable! 🙂 I love date nights too!

  • Brittany
    April 4, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Sushi and gelato= amazing date night!! I heart gelato as well, I had it in Florence and fell in love. I haven’t had any GOOD gelato since!

    I can’t wait to see what Ryan thinks of the SHRED. My boyfriend tends to think it’s funny to watch me doing it and laugh at the comments that Jill throws out.

  • Danica
    April 4, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    OMG ~ The sushi and dessert look amazing!!! Sounds like a fun night – can’t wait to read about Ryan attempting to Shred tomorrow 🙂

  • sue
    April 4, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    i’m drooling over your sushi platter. i need some in my life right now!

  • Danielle
    April 4, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Sushi is my boy’s and i fav date night dinner!
    I still have yet to try gilato!!!! everyone’s been raving.

  • Caroline
    April 4, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Yum! You’re making me crave that salad dressing…it’s seriously the primary reason why I go to Japanese steakhouses!

  • Leah @ Simply Fabulous
    April 5, 2009 at 4:38 am

    Wow, DATE NIGHT looks fab!!! I love sushi! And your dessert looks divine! Enjoy yoga and shredding today Jenna!

  • AshB
    April 5, 2009 at 6:09 am

    if you like sushi, next time you are in st pete you need to go to kinjos. its by tyrone mall. we go there like once a week. its incredible.

  • Jessie
    April 5, 2009 at 6:26 am

    Wow, that sushi spread does look pretty amazing!! I love going out for sushi because I always feel like I can eat a ton without feeling like a pig 🙂

  • Shelby
    April 5, 2009 at 6:47 am

    What a fun date night! I’ve never had gelato before but it sounds great!

    Have fun shredding! =) I think I might do some today too.

  • Meg
    April 5, 2009 at 7:48 am

    Oh that sushi looks delish!!!!

    I haven’t had gelato in years!!! I totally forgot how good it is!

  • Erin
    April 5, 2009 at 8:10 am

    That sushi looks so good! I’m craving it now!!

  • Lisa D
    April 5, 2009 at 8:28 am

    what a fun date! I love sushi and gelato and Madagascar!

  • Tina
    April 5, 2009 at 9:57 am

    That sushi looks awesome and reminded me of a fun dinner I had with my sister and a friend a couple of weeks back. We ate at the restaurant that my sister works at and we ordered a big platter of yummy sushi that we shared. It was a fun evening but it would have been even more so if we’d topped it with gelato too though! 🙂

  • Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
    April 5, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Yummy!! My husband and I went out for sushi last night too!! My favorite date night destination 🙂

  • hk
    April 5, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    ya!! sushi and gelato on one night….YUM!

  • Meg C.
    April 5, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    i better get those friggin cookies in the auction bc they sound amazing!!

  • Lauren
    April 6, 2009 at 5:50 am

    Sushi heaven! I could eat that photo 😉

  • Michelle Hisae
    April 6, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    I had Date Night this weekend, too! I love going out with my boyf. for a romantic night! It was Italian food for us, though. But the night before it was sushi. 🙂