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It’s Strawberry Season…More Dessert!

Good morning and happy hump day!Β  πŸ˜€

I’m enjoying aΒ  cup of coffee and writing a morning post since I missed you guys last night. We had dinner with friends and I was too exhausted to even turn on my laptop when we got home.

In the spirit of Wednesday/Hump Day…what is one thing that’s getting you through the week?

I am looking forward to this weekend! We are going to the beach with our friends Lee and Ashley and we can bring Sullie. This is a picture from our last beach trip with them in August. I can’t wait to hang out on the beach, relax and sleep without an alarm for the first time in a month!!!

Backing up to the Tuesday recap. I kicked off my day with an early morning ashtanga practice but it was rough. My body was too tiredΒ  and was definitely was asking me for some rest/rebuild time after the insane amount of strength training classes I taught last week. Strength training fatigues my muscles like nothing else!

I had overnight oats at my desk when I got to work before heading out to a dentist appointment. I have always been a “cleaning every six months” kind of girl but I slacked on finding a dentist when we moved to Charlotte so it had been too long. I paid dearly for it yesterday…the hygienist and dentist I found were amazing but I had quite the cleaning. My mouth was SO sore for the rest of the day but I didn’t have any cavities!

I picked up a salad from Something Classic on my way back to work although I had no appetite after my appointment. I finally broke into this around 2:30 but really just picked at it – so much food! This was the salad trio with pasta salad, fruit and tarragon chicken salad on a bed of baby greens.

Our friends Lia and Matt invited us over for dinner tonight since we are never both in town on the same weekend. Crazy schedules! I was in charge of dessert so my mind immediately went to strawberries since they’re on sale for $1.25/package at our local store and looking beautiful.

I decided to make a Strawberry Crumble. I love, love, love fruit desserts and this was my first time using strawberries as the main ingredient in a crumble/crisp. It was awesome!

I used a recipe from The Gourmet Cookbook as a guide but made quite a few changes so I will post the recipe on Bakin’ and Eggs soon so that you guys can get in on this strawberry goodness.

Lia and Matt served a great dinner. Spinach salad, grilled asparagus, grilled pork chops with a marinade recipe from Lia’s dad and mashed potatoes. Vino and dessert to finish it all off.

This week has been pretty heavy on the desserts…hope you don’t mind. I’ve been a little more “Peanut Butter Dessert Eater” than “Runner!” But dessert is my favorite and I’ve been lucky to have some good ones the last few days!

Go make it an AMAZING Wednesday! Smile, Smile, Smile! πŸ˜€

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  • Laura April 13, 2011, 7:39 am

    Something getting me through the week is the fact that Friday is 2 days away!

  • Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) April 13, 2011, 7:52 am

    That strawberry crisp looks AMAZING!! I can’t wait till you post the recipe!! And trust me, I am SUCH a dessert person- I HAVE to have it every day! πŸ˜›

    SO jealous of your beach trip! Looks amazing!! Looking forward to the weekend is getting me through the week- it’s gonna be a good one!! πŸ˜€

  • Ally (oatsandspice) April 13, 2011, 7:53 am

    The pie looks awesome! I always look forward to summer to eat all the fresh fruit πŸ™‚ Strawberries are the bestttt

  • Rhona@RedWineRunner April 13, 2011, 8:04 am

    That pudding looks divine! Did you serve it hot or cold? I can imagine it would make a lovely winter dessert straight out of the over hot, with thick hot custard πŸ™‚
    Getting me through the week is planning for a Morroccan dinner I’m cooking for our friends on Friday night, and looking forward to my first long long run in a while.

    • Jen April 13, 2011, 10:02 am

      I served it warm with ice cream! YUM!

  • Jessica April 13, 2011, 9:12 am

    Can’t wait for the strawberry recipe! I love fruit desserts, too, and live for strawberry season!! Have fun at the beach!

  • Phoebe April 13, 2011, 9:57 am

    Looking forward to the Strawberry Crumble recipe! Beach time is always a blast πŸ™‚

    p.s. I am curious of your husband works out with you (or works out in general). My SO really needs a boot in the behind on his fitness routines. Any advice on getting your partner into a good fitness habit with you? Thanks!

    • Jen April 13, 2011, 10:03 am

      Phoebe – that is an excellent idea for a post! I will definitely cover that soon!!!

  • Jessie Scott April 13, 2011, 9:59 am

    That strawberry crumble looks amazing! I am so happy to see strawberries back in season. I haven’t seen them that cheap though. I need to start shopping where you do!

    • Jen April 13, 2011, 10:03 am

      They were 4 for $5 at Harris Teeter last week!!!

  • Becky April 13, 2011, 10:21 am

    I will never complain about dessert-heavy posts! Everything looks so delicious. I am loving strawberries lately, too. This week is the last week before our spring school vacation. Thoughts of a week off are powering me through the next few days. I’m also getting super psyched about Marathon Monday in Boston! It’s like a holiday for me πŸ™‚

    • Jen April 13, 2011, 3:35 pm

      I can’t wait to read about “Marathon Monday” on everyone’s blogs…spectators and runners! So fun!

      Woohoo for spring break. Excited for you!

  • Alaina April 13, 2011, 10:50 am

    I love crumbles! My sisters-in-law and I made a great apple crisp.

    I’m looking forward to this weekend at work. The Boston Marathon is next Monday and the hotel is the main hub. It’s going to be crazy and I can’t wait! πŸ™‚

    • Jen April 13, 2011, 3:36 pm

      That is so cool that your hotel is the main hub. Make sure to blog about your experiences. I want to read all about it! πŸ™‚

  • ashley @ one hot mess April 13, 2011, 10:54 am

    Aww! I LOVE this family picture! Ashley-cation starts Friday while the Mr. is in ATL with the boys. I am mostly looking forward to a pedicure and dinner with some of my favorite gals Saturday night. Have fun at the beach!

  • Jen April 13, 2011, 2:04 pm

    Hope you guys have an amazing weekend at the beach!!! Soak up some sun for me πŸ™‚

  • Lori April 13, 2011, 2:25 pm

    Have fun at the beach- you deserve some R&R!!!

  • Something Classic April 13, 2011, 3:06 pm

    Loved reading your blog and so glad your enjoyed Something Classic for lunch! Send us your email and we’ll send you a 10% off coupon on your next purchase!

  • Sydney Robyn April 13, 2011, 5:05 pm

    Just checked the weekend’s forecast – snow. Enjoy the beach for those of us who will be tucked away inside, pretending it’s spring…

    • Jen April 13, 2011, 5:10 pm

      SNOW!? Sad πŸ™

      Well, the weather for the beach is 70% chance of thunderstorms so I’m not sure how much sun I’ll be soaking up.

  • Lelia April 13, 2011, 5:57 pm

    Jen, SO glad we finally got together. People, I don’t think you understand how amazing this strawberry crumble was. I feel so honored that I got to try it – Definitely write it down when Jen shares the recipe! Good luck in class tonight, and let’s do dinner again soon, schoolnight or not! πŸ™‚

  • natalie April 13, 2011, 6:55 pm

    GAH that crumble looks DIVIIIIINE.

  • Sarah April 14, 2011, 4:59 pm

    Yum the strawberry crumble looks divine!

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