I was a sleepy girl this morning! I think I would have slept all morning if Ryan hadn’t called at 7:45 and woken me up out of a deep dream. It was one of those moments where you hear the phone ring but you are just so confused about it because you are fast asleep. Strange. I think it has something to do with the weather. It’s raining in Tampa and is just gray and cloudy and gross outside here. A good day for me to relax in my pjs in the morning because I don’t have to work! So, that’s exactly what I did. I woke up, made breakfast—2 HempPlus waffles with walnuts, half a banana and half a mango with maple syrup—and proceeded to go back to my bed and read for an hour with my coffee. Nice.


I really don’t have any plans today. I’m not grocery shopping because I’m going home on Saturday morning for the long holiday weekend and am coming back Monday afternoon so I’ll just go then for the week. I think I might do a pilates dvd I found that I had back in high school later on today…and read more! I don’t have enough days like this…I’m such a dork.

Last night in school we made cheesecake, rice pudding and panna cotta. Unfortunately the cheesecake ended up being no good because we had a nasty mixer that was literally leaking aluminum and, therefore, we had nasty aluminum streaks in our finished cheesecake. Really not something I want to serve to my friends. No thanks. In this class everything we make has to chill in the cooler at school overnight before we take it home so I will be posting photos of items as I take them home, not as I prepare them. So, here are photos of my finished cherry clafoutis from the other night, as well as bread pudding.



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  • Mandy
    May 22, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Hi Jenna,
    I have a question about your clafoutis – my family lives in France half of the year, and one time when I visited we attempted to make a cherry clafoutis. The recipe called for 6 eggs or something (and very little flour) which sounded like a lot for the average sized pie pan we were using. We used that amount of eggs anyway, since we knew clafoutis has a lot of eggs in it. However, the finished product really tasted just like a sweet omelet with cherries in it – really rather discusting!! How did you make yours? I’ve had clafoutis in a restaurant before, and it tasted delicious!

  • healthyceliac
    May 22, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    Days like that are the best! Reading in bed on a rainy day is such a great stress reliever and relaxer.
    Those clafoutis look like they would be wonderful. I made a vegan one not too long ago. Not really authentic, but supper yummy nonetheless.
    Have a GREAT day of relaxing!

  • Cara
    May 22, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    That is exactly how it felt like for me to wake up this morning. Unfortunately I have work. Boo. Have a great day off!!!

  • ChocolateCoveredVegan
    May 22, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Now I’m craving mango… and bread pudding too.

  • Kelly
    May 22, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    I love clafoutis. Mandy, that is too bad that yours did not turn out. I have made it before as well and it reminds me of more like a firm, eggy custard. Reading your post Jenna makes me want to make it again! I would try this recipe:
    I can’t be sure if it is exactly like my recipe but mine did come out of the King Arthur Baking Companion so I would assume they use similar principles. King Arthur is my bible when it comes to baking. Using it I’ve yet to make a single bad thing.

  • Kelly
    May 22, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Additionally, anyone familiar with Bengali food? I’ve had Indian before (which I’ve heard is similar) but want to pick something yummy and somewhat on the healthy side (i.e. no cream or coconut milk). I’m thinking:

    Labra $9.25
    Beans, Squash, Eggplant and Pumpkin cooked in special sauce

  • Becca A
    May 22, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Sounds like you have a great day planned! Definitely the best way to spend a rainy morning in my book! The desserts look lovely and delicious as always! Enjoy your day off!

  • Kristie
    May 22, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Hang around days are the best, and so relaxing! Everyone should be able to have one of those days once in a while.

    Your desserts both look delicious, it’s too bad about the cheesecake, weird that that happened! I certainly wouldn’t want to serve aluminum streaked desserts to my friends either.

  • Mandy
    May 22, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    thanks for the recipe Kelly!

  • Romina
    May 22, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Those waffles are super pimped!!

  • arimcg
    May 22, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    I love bread pudding. Chocolate bread pudding is the BEST.

  • VeggieGirl
    May 22, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    It definitely has to do with the dreary weather – who wants to get out of bed when there’s no sunshine?? Hang in there, Jenna.

    Looks like a great waffle breakfast; and wow, that mango is so orange!! I thought it was papaya at first, haha.

    Look at those clafoutis and bread pudding!! Gorgeous!!

  • Tina O.
    May 22, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    My husband woke me from a George Clooney dream. I was rather sad!

  • C.
    May 22, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Jenna, I’m new to your blog and love it so far, and I’m dying to know what you’re reading!