Well, after 11 hours of sleep I’m a whole new woman. I was really hoping to wake up and see a blanket of snow out my window but alas, it appears to be a cold sunny day. I guess I’m going to have to go make the trip to the mountains to see the snow of my dreams!

I made a very large and delicious pancake for breakfast:


I topped my masterpiece with almond butter, banana and Kodiak Cakes berry syrup, which was a very delicious confection indeed.


I’m off to the gym right now then running errands and basically pulling my life back together….I feel so behind!

Happy Monday!

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  • Jen (Running With Cake)
    December 7, 2009 at 8:56 am

    When was the last time you saw snow in person? I’m only asking because my boss is from Florida and said that he didn’t see snow in person until he was in college. He didn’t even know how to make a snowman – too funny! Being from Chicago, we get a ton of snow each year. Although it’s very pretty to look at during the Christmas season, I can definitely live without it the rest of the year 😉 It makes driving terrible!

  • Tania @ Moment Anew
    December 7, 2009 at 8:57 am

    OMG the pancake looks SO perfect I almost wouldn’t eat it. Key word: ALMOST 🙂

  • Cole
    December 7, 2009 at 9:04 am

    That pancake looks great. I always get cravings for pancakes yet I don’t eat them nearly enough.

  • Alex
    December 7, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Hey Jenna,
    What are you going to do at the gym?

  • Evan Thomas
    December 7, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Yum! pancakes sound like a great way to start the week. Happy monday!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    December 7, 2009 at 9:28 am

    Your pancake made me go NOM NOM NOM out loud – it looks super delish!

  • Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run
    December 7, 2009 at 9:48 am

    Pancakes are always a great way to the start the week! Have fabulous, sunny day!

  • Pam
    December 7, 2009 at 9:49 am

    Those look SO good! Enjoy your workout!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    December 7, 2009 at 9:51 am

    Eleven hours of sleep sounds glorious!!

  • Kristie Lynn
    December 7, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Happy Monday to you! It’s a snowy day here in WI – just come here 😉

  • Carolyn
    December 7, 2009 at 9:56 am

    I jsut read that a big winter storm is going to hit California in the next day or so. Don’t know if it’ll be where you are, though. Stay warm!!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    December 7, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Mmm, those kodiak pancakes and acroutements look delicious! i’m not a big pancake fan, but these might change my mind. Are pancake and waffle mix the same thing? Or are the ingredients different in some way?

    No snow in NYC, but it sure is cold! Finally feels like Christmas…

  • Julia
    December 7, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Sounds like you had an amazing weekend! And those pancakes look fantastic!
    Have a great Monday – hope it gives you a chance to pull things together!

  • Marisa (Loser for Life)
    December 7, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Aaaah, 11 hours sounds like heaven! I’m lucky if I get 7 any more these days!

    Pancakes look scrumptious!

  • Erin
    December 7, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Yum, a big pancake breakfast is perfect for a chilly morning. My waffles definitely warmed me up before heading out to face the snow. 🙂

  • Hallie
    December 7, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Those looks so good! I have to try to find the Kodiak mix becuase I just bought a waffle maker and I’m on the hunt for the perfect waffle mix (or recipe, I guess). I just read your last post and I just have to say…I’ve been there with the tequila. Man oh man, have I been there 😉

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    December 7, 2009 at 10:04 am

    great looking pancake! The berry syrup looks awesome!

  • rebecca lustig
    December 7, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Yay, pancakes!

    Seems to be the theme this week..

  • megan
    December 7, 2009 at 10:10 am

    that’s the worst feeling – coming off a weekend feeling like you’re behind. Hope you catch up soon!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    December 7, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Trust me, we have a lot of snow in PA right now– it ain’t that grande 🙂

    Looks like a good start to a good week. Don’t fret about feeling behind– you deserved a crazy, fun-filled escape from reality! Have a great day!

  • Sana
    December 7, 2009 at 10:36 am

    I used to love snow as a child- now its kinda overrated with being in school an all!

    There is nothing like a good nights rest that gets you going. Good luck with catching up with work!

  • Kristen
    December 7, 2009 at 10:41 am

    I have searched and searched for that Kodiak mix. I’ll just have to order some!

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    December 7, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Mmm. That breakfast looks amazing. I know that feeling – a few days away and you feel like you’ve completely lost touch with life!

  • amanda
    December 7, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Looks like iHop but so much more healthier

  • Kat (kats daily plate)
    December 7, 2009 at 11:30 am

    I love the nights when I just sleep and sleep! So amazing to wake up and feel like a new person!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    December 7, 2009 at 11:30 am

    That looks darn good!

  • Light Delight with TouTou
    December 7, 2009 at 11:34 am

    11 hours sleep….I’m so jealous! it’s really hard for me to get more than 8 hours sleep now !

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    December 7, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Sleep is the most healing thing. I could use some right now!

    Glad you’re feeling better and now all I want is some bananas and maple syrup.

  • Jenna
    December 7, 2009 at 11:59 am

    breaky looks amazing!

  • Naomi (onefitfoodie)
    December 7, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    mm looks delicious! hope you had a wonderful workout girl!

  • Naomi (onefitfoodie)
    December 7, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    looks amazing 🙂 hope you had a great workout!!

  • Sabrina (RhodeyGirl Tests)
    December 7, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Where do you buy the Kodiak brand products? I don’t ever see them in any of the markets around here..

  • Jessica
    December 7, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    the snow blew over to prescott az….we are getting a pretty blanket of snow right now!

  • Sarah (Oc2Seattle)
    December 7, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    So sorry your first snow has been delayed! I remember the first time I saw it snowing when I moved here – it was so strange to watch snow coming down and not be at a ski destination!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    December 7, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    I’m sure you’ll get at least one day of the wake up with snow outside your window. It always looks so pretty.

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries
    December 7, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    I haven’t had berry syrup in so long! That looks incredible!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    December 7, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Glad to hear that you are feeling better 🙂 Pancakes and banana – a great way to start the day!

  • Cyclist Kate
    December 7, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    We’re getting a huge dump of snow here in Reno today! It snowed all last night and hasn’t stopped yet…all schools, including the university, are closed! It’s super fun…make sure you stock up on the snow-day necessities (tea, hot chocolate, warm socks, boots, hat, waterproof coat, etc.) for when it hits the Bay!

  • rungirlrunn
    December 7, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    I love bananas on pancakes! I’m quite impressed with your 11 hours of sleep!

  • Katie
    December 7, 2009 at 2:11 pm

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  • Kate
    December 7, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Hi Jenna,
    I’ve been an avid reader of your blog since I decided to go mainly raw and vegan. I was snooping through some older posts and saw that you lived in Vero Beach! I grew up there as well and went to St. Edward’s for middle school and a year of high school. I live in NYC now, but my parents are still there and I was wondering if you know of any good vegan or raw places to eat for when I go home for the holidays. Thanks so much and you’re doing a wonderful job!

  • Meagan
    December 7, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    You can share some of my snowww! Haha Jenna, you’re so sweet… you inspired me to apply to schools across the country- *crossing fingers* Cali here I come???

  • Jil
    December 7, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Mmm, I haven’t had pancakes in a while…yum. That looks so good!

  • Kelly B.
    December 7, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    What a fun weekend! You derserved it!!! Welcome back!

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    December 7, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    I need 11 hours of sleep! Maybe I’ll have a giant pancake first though!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    December 7, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Sometimes, after a crazy weekend, a bulk amount of sleep is what the body needs to get things back in order again. Oh, and awesome giant pancakes.

  • skinnyrunner
    December 7, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    sounds like you had a fabulous weekend with friends!

  • christie, honoring health
    December 7, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    That pancake looks awesome. I love the photo so much!!

  • Karla
    December 7, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Mmm that looks tasty! I think I need 11 hours of sleep after my 2 hours of sleep last night thanks to paper writing!

  • Mary (Food Fit & Fun)
    December 7, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Yum! Do you buy your Kodiak mix in the store or online? I definitely want to try them out!

    • jenna
      December 7, 2009 at 5:53 pm


      Usually I buy it at my grocery store (whole foods has it, too)!

  • Erin @ Big Girl Eats
    December 7, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Hope you’re having a great night and you enjoyed your day of catching up!

  • Amanda
    December 7, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Cold and sunny days are the worst tease aren’t they?

  • Kelly
    December 8, 2009 at 5:05 am

    Jenna, I grew up right outside San Francisco so I have been envying your life since the moment you announced you were moving to CA! I REALLY really think you would love a weekend in the mountains, convince your buddies to go with you to Tahoe! It sounds cliched, but seriously, skiing (and hiking in the summer) Lake Tahoe is one of my fondest memories from childhood and I promise you would love the laid back vibe going on there. Plus, hello, SNOW!!! I would give an arm and a leg to be within driving distance of Heavenly. GO NOW! 🙂

  • Tiffany
    December 8, 2009 at 9:40 am

    My favorite tradition is decorating the tree- we turn on some music, make some snacks and have some drinks and just make a whole night of it. I love going through all our ornaments! I need some soup right now in a big way- I live in Arcata just a few hours north of you and I’m feeling the chill here!

  • Stacy
    December 8, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Soup contest:
    Every year my family and I go to a family owned Christmas Tree farm to cut down our tree. We always go the day after Thankgiving and it has now been 28 years (of my life at least). I know many families have this tradition but we add a little more. We forget about our usual health mindedness and bring donuts and peanut butter, (a food combo from my great grandfather…you have to try it. I like it on plain donuts), along with hot chocolate and of course coffee. No matter how cold, we lay out blankets and pass the snacks around while enjoying laughs and conversation. No chores, no distractions, just famliy and a good excuse to eat lots of carbs. – Stacy