by jenna on March 28, 2010


I am officially resurfacing. :) What a fun weekend!





In the past 30 hours, we’ve wine tasted, we’ve sang, we’ve danced, we’ve eaten delicious food….and now Molly is back in Arizona and I am back in my quiet house….exhausted! Yesterday, after our huge brunch, we wine tasted around in Russian River Valley and had a very late “snack” of sandwiches. I had half of a turkey bacon sandwich on sourdough + a few bites of chocolate pie 😉


And then later last night, Rocky made his delicious bbq chicken (recipe going in my BOOK!) with twice baked potatoes and grilled broccolini.


There may have also been one or two s’mores consumed late night. 😉
This morning we hit up Red Rose Cafe for some brunch before I took Molly to the airport. I had an egg white omelet and a biscuit covered in honey!

Later in the day, I ate a glo bar and then just had an early light dinner of TJ’s tomato soup + quinoa bread and hummus.

I am BEAT!!!!! Have some work to get done though and some things to catch up on…..hope y’all have a great night!

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Suzanne de Cornelia March 28, 2010 at 6:15 pm

Mmmm, chicken looks good, and some of the winery pix look a bit like France. Amazing can be wearing summer dresses, still cold here. I sometimes just have TJ’s tomato soup, too, occasionally adding in garlic, basil, kalamata olives and cheese on top. Found a cassoulet recipe that is one of the oldest in France published as the tops in leading French guides–now on the hunt for the special beans. http://tinyurl.com/oe4ezq


Leah March 28, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Can I just say I am super excited about your book! Do you have a tentative release date yet? I’m in Australia, so I assume the release date here will be a bit later than the US.

Also, I really like the colour of your hair at the moment.


Mastering Public Health March 28, 2010 at 6:20 pm

Beautiful pictures and a great weekend. But, like you, it’s time to get back to catching up on work. :( The holidays await.


Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl March 28, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Love the beautiful photos – and so glad you had such a fun weekend!!!

Big hugs,


Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) March 28, 2010 at 6:32 pm

Loving that green dress — so gorgeous. 😀 Yum, everything looks delicious. I’m especially jealous of that amazing breakfast. Puts my little bowl of oats to shame!


eatdrinkandbemerrynyc March 28, 2010 at 6:32 pm

beautiful pics and GREAT eats!


Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin March 28, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Looks like you had a fabulous weekend with your friend. Awesome pics and i love that green dress you’re wearing!


Allie (Live Laugh Eat) March 28, 2010 at 6:59 pm

You and your crazy adventures. I’m still waiting for the day I wake up in your shoes :) Hopefully it’ll happen the day you arrive in Paris! How does quinoa bread compare to millet?


Danielle (Coffee Run) March 28, 2010 at 7:00 pm

It looks like you had an awesome weekend 😀
And I’m dyinnnn to try broccolini!


Jenny March 28, 2010 at 7:05 pm

Glad ya had a great time!


eatmovelove March 28, 2010 at 7:07 pm

2 Beauties!!
Yum to the BBQ.
And hey I found that cookie dough ICe Cream you’ve featured in the past ;)…holy smokes….hence the belly distress now…my serving size is the pint apparently…


Cynthia (It All Changes) March 28, 2010 at 7:07 pm

So fun! I’m glad you and your friend had a fun filled and packed weekend. Now back to life :-(


Kelly March 28, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Beautiful pics, what a fun weekend. Love that green dress.


Maggie @ Fit.Fun.Food March 28, 2010 at 7:19 pm

I must say–your life is full of beautiful food! And that’s a beautiful dress!


Tilly March 28, 2010 at 7:20 pm

YUM! What’s the white stuff next to your egg-white omelet?


Lizzie March 28, 2010 at 7:20 pm

I love girlie weekends!! You two look gorgeous and enjoying the sun. Glad you had a good time!!


Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 28, 2010 at 7:24 pm

It sounds like you had one amazing weekend!! I’m so jealous of your life sometimes :)
Biscuits with honey is the BEST!!! Especially buttermilk biscuits, yum!


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg March 28, 2010 at 7:26 pm

What a great weekend! I LOVE your hair in that first pic!


Karla March 28, 2010 at 7:43 pm

I love your glamor shots! You both look lovely!


Kelly March 28, 2010 at 7:45 pm

You look beautiful in all the pictures! I love that green dress you have on…and your hair! Have you been curling it this weekend?

Sounds like you had a great girls weekend! I’m glad you had so much fun! :)


Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) March 28, 2010 at 7:48 pm

You look gorgeous in that sunlit bench photo! All of your eats look gorgeous as well, particularly that honey drizzled biscuit. *Drool* Glad you had a fun and food-filled weekend!


MMiller March 28, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Glad some friends got the chance to come and visit you while you were there! You will be in Paris in no time!


Lindsay March 28, 2010 at 7:50 pm

Oh gosh. Your weekend looks like it was so much fun! I’m just a bit jealous….and it must be said, your green dress is ADORABLE. Can I ask where you got it?


jenna March 28, 2010 at 7:56 pm


thank you! Anthropologie in 2007 :)


Heather (Heather's Dish) March 28, 2010 at 8:03 pm

wow, whirlwind is right! i would adore some of that bbq chicken immediately!


Jil March 28, 2010 at 8:13 pm

Love that dress!! And the bbq chicken looks amazing!!


Jess March 28, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Wow! Sounds like you had a blast with your friend, you are both beautiful. I love that green dress!

All of the food looks fabulous! Can’t wait for your book!


Rocky Slaughter March 28, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Hey Jenna,

Here is the recipe for your book! Thought I’d post it here since people might be curious.

BBQ Chicken with Slaughter Sauce


24 oz. of Del Monte Chili Sauce
2 tbsp of Worcestershire Sauce
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 cup of minced yellow onion
2 tbsp of minced garlic
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon Cumin spice
Distilled Vinegar to taste
Some mayonnaise
Some chickens

*optional* heat source – I recommend Louisiana style hot sauce by a company called Pain is Good. It adds texture, some smoke, and some heat.

Sautee onions in medium saucepan until somewhat brown. The onions integrate well into the sauce and should not add a texture component. (The end product should be smooth.)

Add the garlic. Then combine all ingredients except the mayonnaise and chicken in the saucepan. Simmer for about ten minutes until the sauce gets a rich thick texture.

While that’s going… “Mayonnaise the chicken.”

That means you rub mayonnaise all over the chicken.

Don’t get me wrong, I HAAAAAATE mayo, but it’s the only way to successfully allow the chicken to be moist without lighting it on fire.

Heat up the BBQ. Make sure it’s nice and hot.

For best flavor use hickory on the charcoal. Smoke makes this chicken really great.

Cook until it’s black in a few places. The photos that you see are slightly less cooked than it should be. Continually baste the chicken in the bomb sauce you made.

That’s it!




Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle March 28, 2010 at 8:21 pm

I can’t wait for your book! I will definitely be purchasing it! I’m so glad you had such a great weekend with your friend! I know I get soooo excited when I get a chance to see my old friends from CA that I don’t see anymore since I’m back in TX


Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle March 28, 2010 at 8:22 pm

I can’t wait for your book! I will definitely be purchasing it! I’m so glad you had such a great weekend with your friend! I know I get soooo excited when I get a chance to see my old friends from CA that I don’t see anymore since I’m back in TX


Rocky Slaughter March 28, 2010 at 8:33 pm

Jenna –

Don’t forget to add your author’s note ’bout the sauce!


jenna March 28, 2010 at 9:09 pm


I’m laughing hysterically as I put this in the book….I need “some chickens”???!!!! hahahaha


Krystina (Organically Me) March 28, 2010 at 8:44 pm

That picture of you on the bench is beautiful. I love the dress.


kate March 28, 2010 at 9:10 pm

I love broccolini! Glad you had a great weekend.


Fit Lizzio March 28, 2010 at 10:05 pm

just have to say i think you need to stick with brown hair! you were always gorgeous, but the brown looks so great on you!!! glad you had a good weekend :)


Anne @ Food Loving Polar Bear March 28, 2010 at 10:20 pm

Mmh, that tomato soup looks delish! :)


Jennie {in Wonderland} March 28, 2010 at 11:48 pm

That pic of you in the green dress should be in a magazine! So beautiful!!


Freya @ Brit Chick Runs March 29, 2010 at 12:20 am

Awh I’m glad you had such a good time!! All your food sounds delicious, and I can’t wait for your book either :)


christie, honoring health March 29, 2010 at 3:19 am

Love the green dress! Glad you had a great time with your friend!


Jessica @ How Sweet It Is March 29, 2010 at 3:34 am

That biscuit covered in honey looks amazing!


Helen March 29, 2010 at 3:48 am

MMM that chicken looks so nice. I love twice baked potatoes! Also the biscuit looks yummy, it’s massive. Sounds like you had a great weekend.


Caitie March 29, 2010 at 4:01 am

I love you and Molly’s hair. Its gorgeous!! How did she doooo it!?


Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) March 29, 2010 at 4:16 am

Aww…looks like you gals had such a fun time!

And I agree with all the “hair comments.” Your hair is stunning! Love it! 😀


Amy (Up and Running!) March 29, 2010 at 4:28 am

I love biscuits and honey! So good. My favorite out-to-brunch treat.


diana(mymarblerye) March 29, 2010 at 4:43 am

Yummy wholesome goodies. You look like such a girly girl with your spring dress! Oh and please bake some biscuits and honey at home so I can drool again at more pics!


Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) March 29, 2010 at 5:08 am

What fun times with a friend!! I can not wait for Rocky’s recipe =D



Marina March 29, 2010 at 5:13 am

You look beautiful in that dress!
mhm, biscuit with honey sounds yummy!


Olivia March 29, 2010 at 5:41 am

Um, hello! You are amazingly photogenic! That said, looks like a great trip with some delicious eats – I’m am seriously going to try both the quinoa bread and the biscuit with honey (how have I never thought of that?!).


kalli@fitandfortysomething March 29, 2010 at 5:51 am

your book is going to be great! love the pics of the weekend and both of you look so good with brown hair :)


Michelle March 29, 2010 at 5:52 am

Sounds like you showed her an amazing time! Hope you got lots of work done last night. Have a great day!


Andrea March 29, 2010 at 5:56 am

Can someone ask Rocky if I can please come over for dinner? Please?
Glad you had a great time with Molly- you’re such a great hostess!!


Paige @ Running Around Normal March 29, 2010 at 6:10 am

What an awesoem weekend! Glad you got to have such a blast with Molly :)
That dress is super cute, too. Have a great day!


jenna March 29, 2010 at 6:16 am

your hair looks fabulous this weekend!!!!! :) Molly seems like such a fun/cute friend! Hope you recovered well!


skinnyrunner March 29, 2010 at 6:34 am

man, you and your friends do it up and eat right. i want to be friends with you!


Becca March 29, 2010 at 6:35 am

You and your hair looked amazing all weekend!!!!


Lauren @ louisianagrown March 29, 2010 at 6:50 am

That friend of yours sure is lucky to be able to visit and munch on all that delicious food! Looks like y’all had a great time. :)


Kelly (Local Foodie's Fight) March 29, 2010 at 7:20 am

I don’t know what’s wrong with me, I have such simple tastes. But as I scrolled through all the deliciousness of this entry the one thing that stood out to me most was the tomato soup and hummus on the bread haha!

The wine tasting looked super fun though. I haven’t been to one in too long!


Lisa March 29, 2010 at 7:46 am

The wavy hair works for you! Beautiful, I love it!


Lisa March 29, 2010 at 7:48 am

Hey Jenna! You look great in these photos! Wish we could all be enjoying the beautful weather as you (currently 40 degrees in Boston!)

That BBQ Chicken looks AMAZING! Can’t wait for this book of yours!



Midgetkeeper March 29, 2010 at 8:18 am

Looks like a great weekend. That chicken looks amazing!


Emily March 29, 2010 at 8:28 am

Sounds like a great weekend. Too bad it’s now Monday. Love your dress and y’alls hair. Any tips to share? :o)


Penny March 29, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Love your green dress! It looks great on you.


Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly March 29, 2010 at 1:31 pm

That dress is awesome and so is your hair!! Gorgeous!


Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ March 29, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Biscuit with honey, yum. Looks like you guys had a great weekend. Such a cute dress.


Foy Update - Garden. Cook. Write. Repeat. March 29, 2010 at 2:02 pm

I love that green dress! I wish it was warm enough here for pretty summer dresses.


Alyssa March 29, 2010 at 6:53 pm

LOVE your hair color. I’m currently deciding what shade of brown to dye my hair to after having blonde highlights since I was 16! what did you ask for at the salon when you got it done??


Whitney and Courtney March 29, 2010 at 9:02 pm

That buscuit with honey looks so yummy, perfect for brunch dishes.


Katy April 4, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Jenna, that dress is beautiful! I want one! I’m so jealous its warm enough to wear dresses. Its still really cold and raining constantly here.


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