Dessert/ Dinner

R & R

Ah…..Sunday night.

It’s weird having a weekend to myself; I keep trying to think of things that need to get done that I can do. The next few weekends though are going to be busy so I don’t mind really having this alone time right now. Next weekend is a long weekend (yay!) and it’s also Ryan’s birthday weekend (double yay!) so that should be a crazy fun time…and then we get into Gator Football season, which is usually a lot crazier than I can ever handle. We always try to go to as many home games as we can but I don’t know how many I’ll be able to attend this year. Ryan will probably have to be the life of the party for the both of us (I don’t think he minds). He went to school at UF and is the biggest Florida football fan I have ever met. When he gets reacquainted with his old fraternity brothers, all hell breaks loose!

This afternoon and evening have been very relaxing and laid back. I made a good dinner at home for myself as well—-shrimp burritos! I used:

about 7 cooked/frozen shrimp

1/2 cup organic refried beans

3/4th of a summer squash, sliced

1 ear corn

1 bell pepper, sliced

couple onion slices

1 whole wheat burrito

1/4th cup reduced fat mexican cheese

chili power/cayenne/salt

a ton of Texas Pete

Basically, I defrosted the shrimp under cool running water while I cooked the corn in boiling water and then took it off the cob and sauteed that with the other veggies and spices. Once everything was spicy and delicious, I added the shrimp and then piled it all into a big whole wheat tortilla that I had spread with beans. Top with the cheese (micro to melt) and some good ol’ fashioned texas pete and you have yourself a filling and healthy south of the border meal! (I definitely could NOT roll/wrap this up so I ate it open faced!!)

While I cooked, I snacked on about a handful of Newman’s Own Pretzels and a couple slices of bell pepper. Too quick in my mouth for a picture though!! 😉

I started working on a training plan for myself after dinner but then my sweet tooth struck and I got kind of bored so I decided to get myself an ice cream cone! I went to my faaaaaaavorite TCBY!!!!! I loooove TCBY so so so SO SO much! I practically lived there my first two years of college. My “signature” dessert was the white chocolate mousse with caramel sauce. I seriously got it like three times a week! When I really started to clean up my diet during my junior year of college, I switched the caramel sauce to chocolate chips for a topping because the caramel sauce, as much as I do love it, is like liquid sugar/crack. Plus, it’s not even real caramel sauce and after making the real stuff at school, stuff from ice cream places just don’t taste the same! So anyways, tonight I decided to go and treat myself to a small white chocolate mousse with chocolate chips and it was amazing!


I’m off to wrap myself in a blanket, grab the kitty and read my new book on the couch! The crazy life I live!!! 😉

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  • Sarah C
    August 25, 2008 at 12:12 am

    where the heck is there a tcby in orlando??? the only one i know about is at city walk. I LOVE LOVE LOVE their pb flavor!! where i’m from they only have that flavor on the weekends, so whenever i go to visit my folks i get tcby like eight times!

  • Kelly L.
    August 25, 2008 at 12:17 am

    Jenna- I agree with the love of TCBY. Have you had their hand scooped yogurt? OMG! The vanilla tastes like whipped cream. It has healthy cultures too! I buy the containers of it and keep it in my freezer. LOVE THE STUFF. It’s also a good calcium source. Can’t beat that. Plus, the hand scooped vanilla doesn’t have a bunch of crazy ingredients. Love it again. They have a bunch of different flavors too.

  • hopiek
    August 25, 2008 at 12:22 am

    hahaah, my night has been equally “crazy!!”….I just can’t put my book down, and, of course, I’m rockin’ my PJ’s 🙂

    TCBY- oooh yummm yummm

    (** hk)

  • Chef Erin (Pumpkin)
    August 25, 2008 at 12:24 am

    Yum! Those are tasty looking burritos!
    I miss seeing you in class… 🙁

  • smjohnson30
    August 25, 2008 at 12:40 am

    the hubby and i are already planning a shrimp dish for tomorrow nite 🙂

    i broke down and went for ice cream cravings today,too….caramel IS crack! i went to cold stone creamery and got their apple pie like it dish with the sinless cream ice cream. so vanilla low fat ice cream mixed with caramel, graham cracker pie crust, and apple pie filling = to die for!! i can’t get that too often, but i used to live at tcby after every track meet and lots of hot spring/summer practices when i was in h.s. too!

  • mel
    August 25, 2008 at 12:57 am

    sounds like my dream night. I am a huge dork and love time to myself reading and relaxing sometimes!! enjoy your night Jenna!1

  • Little Black Dress
    August 25, 2008 at 1:09 am

    MM everything sounds delicious. What a fabulous burrito! Glad you got some quiet time to yourself.

    Love the TCBY.

  • Meghan
    August 25, 2008 at 1:17 am

    TCBY is my drug of choice as well. Unfortunately it’s rare that I can get anyone to go with me when I’m at school because it isn’t conveniently located (aka under a five minute walk!) and my boyfriend thinks that “hmmmm this tastes interesting….kind of too tangy” um yeah, well it is frozen YOGURT.

  • Anita
    August 25, 2008 at 1:34 am

    I love TCBY too…. sooo yummy… I keep forgetting that I live near one! Thanks for reminding me! 🙂

    Your burrito looks very yummy… and very spicy!

  • AshleyP
    August 25, 2008 at 1:39 am

    woohoo Go Gators!!!!!

  • Jenny
    August 25, 2008 at 1:47 am

    White chocolate mousse from TCBY used to be my favorite as well…soo good. Sunday nights are wonderfully relaxing definitely one of my favorite nights of the week! have a great one! 😉

  • erica
    August 25, 2008 at 2:55 am

    WOW, that shrimp burrito looks incredible! And your love for TCBY is a lot like my love for tasti d-lite! 😉

  • Kimberly
    August 25, 2008 at 3:01 am

    I used to be OBSESSED with TCBY!! It was my lunch destination almost every day in high school — the worst part about moving to NYC for college was the withdrawal (they had all of one location in the entire city, and after spending hours tracking it down, it suuuuucked.) The best part about going to TCBY back home was that you inevitably knew the employees from school, so they’d hook you up with extra toppings (PB cups and sliced almonds for me, please.)

    And that burrito looks awesome. I LURVE summer squash.

  • Ava
    August 25, 2008 at 4:22 am

    Woohoo! Go Gators! I’ve been reading your blog for a long time now but after seeing the UF reference haddddddd to post. I graduated from there in May so I TOTTALLLY know what you’re talking about. What frat was he in? Thats awesome that you get to be a part of UF Fball days. I moved back to NY so my treat will be going down only for homecoming weekend. Maybe if you’re in Gville that time we can meet up or something! Well anyways, enjoy you’re evening and good luck this week…and oh yea.. GO GATORS!

  • Ava
    August 25, 2008 at 4:23 am

    oh ya and ignore the typos.. its past 12am oops!

  • twinks
    August 25, 2008 at 6:13 am

    Hey Jenna…I was reading about your run earlier. Generally you should burn about 100 kcal per mile, whether you are walking or running. If you were very heavy you’d burn a bit more, and if you were a itty bitty thing, you’d burn a bit less.

  • jennifer
    August 25, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Hi Jenna,
    this is totally not food related, but i was thinking of getting a cat for myself for a while now. i’m a student though, so i do still have to attend classes, and so is my flatmate. How do you cope with leaving dexter in the house while you go off for your classes? Would he feel neglected/start destroying things in the house? Thanks!


  • Lindsey
    August 25, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO not the Gators!!!! I’ve been enjoying your blog so much the past several months and now I’m afraid I won’t be able to read it again until after football season (I’m a Georgia Bulldog)!

  • jenna
    August 25, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    ok guys–let’s get something straight there. RYAN is the florida fan. I am just guilty upon association. I really don’t care too much about it and told Ryan I wouldn’t be a “real fan” until he puts a ring on my finger. Hows that for motivation???!

  • jenna
    August 25, 2008 at 2:39 pm


    Cats are pretty much the easiest pets ever. I think even easier than a fish because fish always die! Seriously though, they are incredibly independent and actually like to do their own thing. You could even leave them at home alone if you have to go out of town for the night, although I would feel bad and couldn’t do that to Dexter. They don’t destroy things and Dexter has never had an accident—they KNOW to use their litter box and are quite prissy! I was worried when i first got Dexter because I knew my crazy schedule but he has done fine…the only down thing (I guess) is that he sleeps all day when I’m gone and then is ready to play at midnight when I get home from school and want to sleep! I have to hide his toys in the kitchen drawers…hahah!

  • runjen
    August 25, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Boooooo for the Gators! 🙁

    But YAY for TCBY! Yum. I haven’t had that in forever. Thanks for sparking my memory. I just might have to go get my fix!

  • Natalie A
    August 25, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    Go Gators! I’m a UF grad myself…and Gator football season is the best time of year. I actually worked for TCBY while in college… I thought I’s get sick of it but I never did. It was always delicious! My fav was White Choc Mousse w/ wet walnuts & fudge. yum!

  • Betherann
    August 27, 2008 at 2:43 am

    Hi, Jenna! Thanks for sharing this AMAZING recipe. I made it yesterday for lunch, with a couple of tweaks (but nothing too serious — it’s already perfect!) and it was delicious. Here’s my own post about it:

    Love the blog! Question — do you have any recommendations in terms of workout videos? I like to run, but can only workout in the early morning when it’s dark and (to me…) scary, and can’t get a run in during the evening, usually, so I’m stuck indoors.

    Thanks, and keep writing! You rock!