Happy Cabbage Night

Thank yall so much for your kind comments earlier!

I can’t even express how thankful I am for each and every one of you. I never knew my blog could gravitate to such an amazingly supportive and loving community, but I thank God it did because I don’t know what I would do without it, and YOU!

After I posted earlier, I laid down and actually fell asleep for about an hour. So unlike me since I usually can never nap during the day! When I woke up I still felt rather crappy though, and I really really really hope I’m not actually getting sick and this is just all migraine related crappiness I’m feeling right now. My big plan (haha) is to make some tea, take a bath and go to bed ridiculously early tonight.

For dinner I made classic comfort food: french toast =). French toast is right up there with snuggly old college t-shirts, sweatpants and warm socks. I made mine tonight with two pieces Arnold’s protein bread, 1 egg, 1 egg white, a splash of silk light vanilla, cinnamon and a dash of gingerbread sugar.


I topped it with 2 tbsp pure maple syrup and a sprinkle of powdered sugar, just like my mommy used to fix for me. I also had an applesauce with cinnamon. I love me some cinnamon!

I ate at around 5:30 and still am not hungry again. I think my body is just messed up today. I’m going to make some hot tea and I might have a light snackie later if I’m feeling it. The weather was sooo gorgeous today…I wish I felt better and could have taken advantage of it! It was 73 and not a cloud in the sky. I did get to read my bible for awhile outside, but too bad I felt too icky for a beach walk. Tomorrow is HALLOWEEN!!!!!!! and of course I have to work but I’m going to try to convince Adam to let me make caramel apples (mainly because I just want to eat one). After work I’m going to go for a run and then prepare myself for a night of doorbell ringing!

I can’t find Good n Plenty ANYWHERE! I’m so sad because now that I talked about it I’m really really having a craving. 🙁

Have a great night yall. See you tomorrow for our first Halloween together! tehe

ps—-has anyone heard of “Cabbage Night”??? Apparently its the night before Halloween and Adam told me they celebrate it in his hometown in Vermont. I don’t know too much about it except that you throw cabbages and vegetables at people’s cars???? Anyone?? This sounds very peculiar so I was wondering if anyone had heard of it!

Edited to add: it’s 9:15 and I just had a handful of quaker oatmeal squares. love the crunch! Cabbage night or anything else related to it sounds…………..scary.  

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  • Angie
    October 30, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    There is plenty of Good n Plenty here in Chicago LOL You’ll have to wait until next week, sorry *wink*

    Your dinner looks fab. Yummy! Hope you’re on the road to recovery now.

  • Ellie
    October 30, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    I really hope you feel better! Get a good night’s sleep!
    I’m from Massachusetts and we definitely have cabbage night. It’s not really about throwing vegetables (although I guess it originated that way) but is rather for teenagers to act up in. I live near some woods (at home) and it’s always guarded by police to prevent teenage vandalism etc. It might be different in Vermont though! Basically it’s just a night of the year for mischief.

  • Michelle
    October 30, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    I hope you feel better Jenna. I’ve never heard of cabbage night, but it sounds like a good time!

  • bee
    October 30, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    hm, i’ve never heard of cabbage night, but when i lived in PA we had mischief night, the night before halloween. and i know in grand rapids they have devil’s night. they are all probably pretty similar.

  • Amanda
    October 31, 2008 at 12:07 am

    Hi, I read your blog every single day. My name is Amanda. 🙂

    I am really struggling but it is blogs like yours that make me have hope or at least the motivation to START the day out right.

    I love reading your updates and I just wanted to thank you for keeping up this blog…I’m sure you have a lot of readers like me who don’t really speak up but are still there.

    have a wonderful halloween. amanda

  • VeggieGirl
    October 31, 2008 at 12:15 am

    The blogging world is definitely full of great supporters 🙂

    HELL YES FOR HALLOWEEN TOMORROW!!! Oooh, can you send me a caramel apple, please?? 😀

    Never heard of Cabbage Night…

  • Julz
    October 31, 2008 at 12:23 am

    Mischief night on Drugs? Hmm… No idear!

  • Jen
    October 31, 2008 at 12:34 am

    Cabbage and apples? Yikes! And I thought it was bad when the kids around here threw eggs and toilet papered houses. At least an egg is less likely to break your windshield or dent a car!

  • Megan
    October 31, 2008 at 12:36 am

    I have never heard of cabbage night!
    Your comfort dinner looks delicious! I need to have breakfast for dinner soon!!

  • Laura
    October 31, 2008 at 12:41 am

    Never heard of cabbage night…maybe it’s a regional thing? I’m in Virginia.

    Hope you feel better!

  • Lee (seelivelee)
    October 31, 2008 at 12:44 am

    haha Julz… i was going to say something along the lines of that!! vermont…..hm.

  • steph
    October 31, 2008 at 12:46 am

    aw i’m hoping you feel better tomorrow!
    and what?? cabbage night? haha i’ve never heard of it and i’m from connecticut!

  • Mariposa
    October 31, 2008 at 12:55 am

    I’ve never heard of cabbage night, and I’m from Mass as well.. however, Im from the city… so it might be WAY different in the city then in the.. ahem.. no offense to anyone- boonies!

    anyway glad to hear you are feeling better. i love your french toast, that is def. something i gravitate towards when im not feeling so hot. a great not too bad for you comfort meal.. i hate it when i get migraines, do you get the aura before you get one? if i ever see white and black spots in front of my eyes or i get that “rushing” sensation in my head, i know its coming and take medicine right away. doesnt kill it, but if i only spend four hours resting instead of 8 i consider it a miracle!

  • Jenny
    October 31, 2008 at 1:00 am

    The blogworld is definitely a wonderful addition to my life; glad it added some positivity to your day! That dinner looks like a wonderful way to help yourself feel better 🙂

    Cabbage Night? Hmmm I want to say there’s some vague familiarity there, but probably not haha. Oh well, Happy Cabbage Night to you too!

  • Adi
    October 31, 2008 at 1:02 am

    Up in Canada, well, where I’ve lived anyway, it’s called “Devil’s Night” – lots of people will actually bring their carved pumpkins inside so neighbourhood hooligans don’t smash them on the street! Eggs and toilet paper make a pretty big appearance too… but I’ve never heard of the cabbage thing!

  • Kelly Olexa
    October 31, 2008 at 1:27 am

    Yikes, I’ve never heard of Cabbage Night either, but it sounds too funny!! LOL

  • Melissa P.
    October 31, 2008 at 1:31 am

    Jenna- sorry about the migraine. I actually had a really bad one on Tuesday so I hear ya…
    I have a book recommendation that I think is right up your alley though- The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry. I have the description on my blog, but it is the true story of a girl who leaves corporate America for Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Made me think of you…

  • Kristie
    October 31, 2008 at 3:28 am

    French toast is the BEST comfort food. I hope you feel better soon!

    I’ve never heard of cabbage night, but I’ve heard of it referred to as Devil’s night… same premise of going around, throwing things at people’s houses, causing havoc etc… except I doubt there are any cabbages involved haha

  • Sharon
    October 31, 2008 at 5:15 am

    I hope you are feeling all better and it’s just migraine related, nothing serious!! I just love those little Clif bars, haven’t seen blueberry though, they are yummy!! Here’s to a quick recovery and a wonderful Halloween! Now I’m craving caramel apples!!!

  • lauren
    October 31, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    Hope you feel better – the french toast looks great. Never heard of cabbage night at all!

  • Bridget
    October 31, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    I know Cabbage Night!! Well I never heard it in reference to ACTUALLY throwing cabbages though. I’m from Mass, and thats what my parents always called the night before Halloween…basically kids sometimes go around egging houses or toilet papering trees. I do remember seeing the TP’d trees, but havent seen any cabbage night activities in YEARS!

    Glad you had a good nap!

  • Catherine
    October 31, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    Hmmm we have mischief night in Connecticut, but not many farms or cabbages around me, so no cabbage throwing. Hope you have a happy Halloween!!

  • faith
    October 31, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    hmmm…i think some cabbage patch stew may be calling my name…

    i suffered from dehabilitating migraines for years and started a low dose of topamax and it was my saving grace..havent had one since, you might ask your doc about it…

  • Becky
    November 2, 2008 at 12:31 am

    I’ve recently discovered your blog, and I LOVE it! 🙂

    I live in Vermont, and I don’t know how the name originated, but Cabbage Night has always been the night before Halloween when people (usually older teens, young adults) would go out egging, toilet papering, shaving creaming, smashing pumpkins, beating mailboxes with baseball bats, setting fires, etc.

    Some years, there can actually be quite a lot of destruction. Some grocery stores will take all the eggs out of their dairy cases and not sell them to kids on this night. You don’t want to leave your car parked too close to the road either. It’s better to pull it up close to the house, or make sure it’s in the garage.

    It’s definitely not a night of innocent fun. 🙁