Meeting The Parents

by jenna on August 9, 2009

Hey guys!

Just got home from dinner at Anne P’s house!

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We had an AWESOME dinner! To start, salad with avocado, olives and cherry tomatoes

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A soft sweet Parker house roll—

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And then for dinner, macadamia encrusted Mahi with risotto and green beans. SO good!

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I probably ate half of the mahi, most of the risotto and half of the green beans. Everything was truly yummy. I love nut encrusted fish…this was slightly sweet and very crunchy!
Vino—
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And of course, dessert!

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This was a parfait with whipped cream, orange sherbet and fresh berries. My kind of dessert…I loved it!
We, of course, were stuffed afterwards so I walked with her and her parents down near the water and on the pier. It was seriously windy…note to self: don’t wear sundress in severe wind ;)
I’m about to get in my jammies and read. I finally put everything away today and set up my room!

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Obviously this mature 24 year old sleeps with stuffed rabbits. Gosh. When I fall asleep at night I like to stare up at my map and plan my future trip around the world ;)

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Brit August 9, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Cute bed!!! Keep on dreaming of traveling the world… I know you will do that one day! =)

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Louise August 9, 2009 at 10:17 pm

I LOVE your room! So whimsical and girl – just the way a room should be.

That dinner looks seriously to die for – fish is one of my favourite foods in the whole world, and the idea of having it encrusted with macadamia nuts? Bliss.

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Sonia August 9, 2009 at 10:19 pm

awww you room is ADORABLE! and desert looks delishhh :3

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karla August 9, 2009 at 10:20 pm

What countries would you add to the “round the world trip”?
Lets say if you had to choose 6??

sweet dreams…that bed looks like a princess bed!

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Nicole August 9, 2009 at 10:22 pm

Your dinner looked incredible! It looked like dinner from a 5 star restaurant – wow! And, I love your bedroom – too cute!

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JocelynEatsFresh August 9, 2009 at 10:26 pm

mmmmmmmm that dinner looks amazing and I LOVE your room :) It is the cutest <3 Planning world trips=fun!

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Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) August 9, 2009 at 10:28 pm

Awesome dinner!
Your room is so cute!

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ojanet August 9, 2009 at 10:29 pm

sounds like a plan to me

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Allie Katie August 9, 2009 at 10:30 pm

Girl, you deserve a world tour! I love your bedroom–it looks very calming and ‘zen’.

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kay (eating machine) August 9, 2009 at 10:40 pm

I’m 24, and I sleep with my stuffed bear! No shame!
That print on the wall next to the bed is so pretty-it reminds me old antique scarves my grandma had.

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Recipes for Creativity August 9, 2009 at 11:02 pm

Aw, I love the rabbits! You’re room looks cute and cozy :)

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Becky@I Heart Running & Food August 9, 2009 at 11:09 pm

What a fun room! It looks so relaxing and CLEAN! Mine is always a disaster. The dinner looks amazing. Start planning that trip around the world girl! :)

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Rebecca August 9, 2009 at 11:09 pm

I sleep with stuffed animals too. :-) Glad you had a great night!

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MarathonVal August 9, 2009 at 11:12 pm

Wow, I love the idea of macademia-encrusted risotto. I bet it was fantastic!

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Still Life in South America August 9, 2009 at 11:14 pm

What a beautiful room. It looks so comforting and cozy.

I still sleep with stuffed animals when my hubby is taking a business trip.

Have a great week Jenna!

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Tammy (Defining Wellness) August 9, 2009 at 11:16 pm

Your room is adorable — very “Jenna.” :)

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Katrina (gluten free gidget) August 9, 2009 at 11:20 pm

Well this mature 24 year old still secretly likes the Disney Channel. We all have little kid things we hold on to. It keeps us from taking ourselves too seriously!

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Maria August 9, 2009 at 11:20 pm

Awww the room look so sweet!

Dinner looks amazing! I’ve never tried nut-crusted fish before, but I’ll definitely make it or order it soon :D

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Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope August 9, 2009 at 11:22 pm

You two are such gorgeous ladies!!! What a lovely dinner. I have to say that dessert looks AMAZING.

What an adorable room! I love how the map is right above you so it’s the last thing you see before falling asleep. Too cute! :)

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Sarah August 9, 2009 at 11:23 pm

Aww, your room is so cute!
That dinner (and especially dessert) looks amazing!

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Rebeca August 9, 2009 at 11:23 pm

What a fab dinner!

My childhood bedroom has a huge map on it too where I used to do the same thing. It’s such a good way to fall asleep- dreaming about all the possibilities in life!

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Leianna August 9, 2009 at 11:26 pm

I would love to travel around the world! And try foods everywhere! Your dinner looks really good and orange sherbert for dessert = AMAZING!

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Jessica August 9, 2009 at 11:27 pm

mmm the salad and dessert look esp good!
-muffy

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Daria (Summer of the CSAs) August 9, 2009 at 11:30 pm

Ahem…26…stuffed dog in my bed right now…

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Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) August 9, 2009 at 11:47 pm

Glad you had such a nice night! And your room looks ADORABLE.

Sweet dreams!

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Rebekah August 9, 2009 at 11:52 pm

You can never have too many stuffed animals! Or pillows for that matter! No matter how old you are. Problem being I don’t have room for stuffed animals ‘cuz I have a big fat white cat that somehow takes up half the bed!

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Caroline August 10, 2009 at 12:00 am

Mmm that nut crust sounds delish–I should use it on tofu!

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Laura August 10, 2009 at 12:05 am

No shame in the bunny love. :) I’m living with my parents (also 24) and will be doing so for at least the next year, partly to save money while I’m in grad school, but also because I’ve been having health problems and need the support. And I sleep with my teddy in the bed every night – if something makes you smile and gives you comfort, why not.

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jessinnyc August 10, 2009 at 12:15 am

Hey, I’m 33 and married and I still sleep with a bunny! Nothing wrong with it at all. ;)

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Whitney August 10, 2009 at 12:24 am

Such a yummy looking dinner, and I am totes loving the room pic!

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lola August 10, 2009 at 1:21 am

I love your room is lovely!! :)
i specially like the map. It’s great to fall sleep dreaming about traveling the world :D

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Andee (Runtolive) August 10, 2009 at 1:27 am

Yum! I love nut encrusted mahi mahi. Lovely room, I’m sure you will travel all over the world one day!

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Donna Porter August 10, 2009 at 5:14 am

Lovely ladies, yummy dinner, and a fab room! You’re a rock star!

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Sumi August 10, 2009 at 5:22 am

Seriously love the room! And the night as a whole, of course, sounds awesome. :D

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runjen August 10, 2009 at 5:55 am

You room is darling!!

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Madelin @ What is for breakfast? August 10, 2009 at 6:09 am

Mmm I want the recipe for that fish! Yum!

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Christie @ Quit Your Diet August 10, 2009 at 6:27 am

That dinner looks awesome!

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Ada August 10, 2009 at 7:17 am

You have such a cute room! That macadamia encrusted fish looks delicious!

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Gloria August 10, 2009 at 7:29 am

I love your room! and I might just happen to sleep with a stuffed rabbit too :)

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rhodeygirl August 10, 2009 at 7:51 am

oh jenna! super cute room! things will all work out for you!! I know it!

also, that dinner looks DELICIOUS! even the presentation is beautiful. go Anne P.’s parents! (or you girls, not sure which!)

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Jess August 10, 2009 at 8:01 am

What a delicious dinner!

Nothing wrong about your bedroom – looks like a great girly retreat to me! :)

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Taylor August 10, 2009 at 8:09 am

I love the map idea! And your dinner looks fabulous!

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Amanda August 10, 2009 at 8:20 am

Toasted Head Chardonnay is one of my favs to have around the house! Yum!

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Emily August 10, 2009 at 8:31 am

Your dinner looks amazing (and sounds fun!). And, I love your room – it looks so peaceful. :)

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Deva August 10, 2009 at 8:53 am

I love your room, it looks full of memories!

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Shannon (The Daily Balance) August 10, 2009 at 8:57 am

Don’t worry – the Mister and I sleep with three stuffed animals ;)

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katey August 10, 2009 at 8:58 am

looks like you had an awesome night!! your room is toooo cute :)

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Valerie August 10, 2009 at 9:15 am

Looking forward to reading the book/or novel you will write one day about food/good eats around the world through your future travels.
For me I would enjoy it being a part diary type blog plus foodie book :)
Hmmmm whatever it ends up being about,it’s gonna be a great read!
Are you still planning surfing/lessons/trip one day in memory of your brother?Hope being around Mikan and Mikie(and of course Dexter) brings you the feeling of your brother’s love.I am sure your beloved John is sending you comfort through the rought tides as well as a thumbs up in the smooth waves.

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Danielle August 10, 2009 at 9:19 am

What a fantastic looking dinner! That salad really stands out for some reason, but it all looks fabulous.

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K August 10, 2009 at 9:31 am

What a fantastic dinner! I’m all over that roll – yum!! I sleep with stuffed animals too :D

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brandi August 10, 2009 at 9:40 am

what a fabulous meal! glad you had a good time with Anne and her family!

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elise August 10, 2009 at 9:50 am

hahaha…i think if i saw your room without knowing who it belonged to i would assume it belonged to a 7 year old girl. :) i used to have a map in my bedroom too…well…back in the pre-college days when i lived at home, i mean. i could stare at a map all day i think.

btw, i reallllly hope you rock that wet suit at the summit cocktail party.

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WholeBodyLove August 10, 2009 at 10:05 am

I realize this room is reminiscent of your own childhood. But, the design is something that I would choose for my own daughter’s room. It’s so sweet and whimsicle. It must be comforting to be back home :)

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Nikita August 10, 2009 at 10:29 am

Your room is toooo cute! :)

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Kristilyn August 10, 2009 at 10:34 am

That fish looks amazing! I’ve never tried cooking fish with a nut crust, but I’ll have to try.

And your room looks lovely! I would so have a stuffed animal on my bed if my cat’s didn’t always pull them down (thus leaving them with the dogs to rip apart!). And I love your map – it must give you great dreams!

K

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andmarie August 10, 2009 at 11:42 am

What a cute room!

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Megan August 10, 2009 at 12:07 pm

The Mahi looks really, really good! The whole meal does…love risotto and avocado on salad :)
Also, I love your room! It makes me smile…and the map- wonderful!!

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Suzanne de Cornelia August 10, 2009 at 4:13 pm

Love all the photos. I’m going to post the salad photo on my FB page credited back to your blog. Assume that’s OK, if not, please say!

My son went to HS in Aix-en-Provence. You’d love it there and that would be a great place to take pictures. There’s a large ex-pat community. Maybe someday you and a friend could rent a small apt somewhere like that and have another adventure! BTW he loved it so much that went to grad school in Paris, became a citizen and never left.

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Suzanne de Cornelia August 10, 2009 at 4:16 pm

PS-The pix of you and friend toasting looks like the poster for All-American Clean-Cut Girlhood!

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JEAN August 11, 2009 at 7:34 pm

Your room is awesome and so peaceful looking. Keep your head up because there are great things to come for you missy! You are a star!

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