Behind The Butter

A Few Of My Favorite Things

Ten of my favorite things.


1. Cake. Not ice cream. Cake.

2. Maps and the irony that I have absolutely no directional skills but still love to hang maps all over my walls

3. My pink striped pajama pants that I got from Abercrombie & Fitch (remember them?) when I was fifteen.

4. Dawson’s Creek. (I have trouble letting go of things)

5. Pizza and prosecco.

6. Burgers and champagne.

7. Seal pups.

8. Vintage aprons.

9. Wooden spoons.

10. Bathtubs filled with Italian buttercream.


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  • Angharad
    August 26, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Cuteness. I also have a thing for maps (love framing them for my walls) and yet zero sense of direction. I still get lost every time I try to go to Saint Paul from Minneapolis…sigh.

    Also, agreed on cake, not ice cream. And pizza. I’m adding kittens and sailing boats to the start of my list (which I am mentally forming right now…). Awesome.

  • eatmovelove
    August 26, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Buttercream baths?
    What have I been missing?!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    August 26, 2010 at 9:32 am

    I liked Dawson’s Creek, too. I can’t let go of Friends, though.

    I can’t believe you still have a pair of pajamas from when you were 15 lol.

    • Kim
      August 26, 2010 at 10:10 am

      I have the same issue with Friends! I wish it were still on. 🙂

      • eatmovelove
        August 26, 2010 at 12:16 pm

        I watch all the re-runs.
        Actually…I pretty much only watch re-runs of old shows like Friends, Seinfeld, etc. instead of any of the actual current ones on now…

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    August 26, 2010 at 9:34 am

    I loooove ice cream cake but not regular cake. Strange!

  • Camille
    August 26, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Bathtubs filled with Italian butter cream? I think I just pinpointed the thing that would make me happiest in the world!

    • Megan
      August 26, 2010 at 11:47 am

      I second that! Sounds perfect 🙂

  • heather
    August 26, 2010 at 9:38 am

    Dawson’s Creek will always be my favorite show.

  • Still Life in Southeast Asia
    August 26, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…


  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    August 26, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Dawson, Joey, Pacey, Jen! That is all.

  • Katherine
    August 26, 2010 at 9:44 am

    I love that you did a Things I Love list on a Thursday, because every Thursday my friend and I email each other with a list of things we love. We call it Things I Love Thursday, or TiLT.
    It’s such a fantastic way to remind ourselves that there are things in the world we love, even if the day or week is sucking.

    • Ellie
      August 26, 2010 at 11:12 am

      I love this idea, and have just suggested it to a friend of mine! What an easy way to make you smile!

  • kimberly
    August 26, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Pacey will forever hold a special place in my heart.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet
    August 26, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Girl I’m right there with ya on Dawson’s. I can’t let anything go either. So I’ve been watching the seasons from the start! I need to know – Dawson or Pacey??

    • Liane
      August 26, 2010 at 9:59 am

      Oh Jess, not even a contest… Pacey. It will always be Pacey 🙂

      • brianna
        August 26, 2010 at 10:59 am


    • Maura
      August 26, 2010 at 12:08 pm

      I have to say..I’m a Dawson fan. (I have trouble letting things go too)

      • Christena
        August 26, 2010 at 4:02 pm

        OH my goodness — there are other grown women in this world who still love Dawson’s Creek??!! Best news I have heard all day! I thought I was alone!

        Pacey all the way!!!!

        • Sarah
          August 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm

          I love this convo!!! Last week my best friend and I watched the episodes when Joey & Pacey were just getting together (3rd season) while we made place cards for her upcoming wedding. PACEY. Seriously, no contest.

  • Stacy
    August 26, 2010 at 9:46 am

    I must know, what vendor had those delicious pastries at the farmers market? I’m going there this weekend and will be on a mission to eat those with my blue bottle coffee

  • Marie
    August 26, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Haha cute! Wooden spoons… I have a collection myself 🙂

  • Lisa
    August 26, 2010 at 9:52 am

    What’s the drink at the top? It looks tasty!

  • Dorry
    August 26, 2010 at 9:53 am

    pizza and prosecco for the win!

  • Jess @ The Stuffed Horse
    August 26, 2010 at 9:55 am

    Um, Dawson’s Creek taught me how to feel.
    Sometimes I watch seasons 3 and 4 just to remind myself that Pacey and Joey really were that cute and that Katie Holmes was a person before she married Tom Cruise.
    Ah, memories……….. so glad you love it too!

  • Marisa @ Loser for Life
    August 26, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Funny, your #5 and #10 are the same as mine 😉

  • Sarah
    August 26, 2010 at 9:58 am

    My favorite episode of Dawson’s Creek ever is when Joey and Pacey come back from sailing for the summer and at the end of the episode they sit in the hammock and they read to each other. Love.

  • Kelly
    August 26, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Oh man remember when Dawson’s used to play reruns every morning on TBS? Those were the days!

  • Evan Thomas
    August 26, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Screw the bathtub; let’s go for the whole swimming pool

  • Christina
    August 26, 2010 at 10:04 am

    I could ditto all 10 of these! My friends and I were just talking about Dawsons Creek 2 days ago, we can’t let go either!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    August 26, 2010 at 10:07 am

    yes, i love all of these things too…but right now i could particularly go for the persecco and pizza one. or just persecco. so what if it’s before noon? 🙂

  • Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf
    August 26, 2010 at 10:10 am

    I’m more of an ice cream person than a cake person myself. 😉

    Mmm. Pizza and Prosecco. Who’d a thunk it? Sounds like a combination I’d like to try in the near future. 🙂

  • wendy
    August 26, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Where is wine?

  • theemptynutjar
    August 26, 2010 at 10:17 am

    I can’t let go of The Golden Girls. Never.Gets.Old.

  • Faith @ lovelyascharged
    August 26, 2010 at 10:22 am

    I totally miss Dawson’s Creek! I was SO pissed that she ended up with Pacey!!!!

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat)
    August 26, 2010 at 10:23 am

    I’m loving this list. Prosecco, pizza, and italian buttercream bathtubs sounds fantastic.

  • Madeline - Greens and Jeans
    August 26, 2010 at 10:24 am

    I definitely missed a few classes in college when TBS used to show back to back episodes of Dawson’s…

  • Marla
    August 26, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Ah I kinda secretly wish Pacey and Joey were a couple in real life today!(sorry Tom Cruise!)
    They were the couple you rooted for in a dreamy way 😉

  • Maria @ Oh Healthy Day
    August 26, 2010 at 10:27 am

    I’m so with you on the maps things. I don’t know why, but I could stare at maps all day long. Maybe I’m not so weird afterall, or we are both just weird 🙂

  • Stacey
    August 26, 2010 at 10:28 am

    I have a pair of pants that I got from Target when I was in the 8th grade, and they still fit, and I STILL love them 🙂 They are full of holes (luckily, not in any place that is inappropriate!) but I think it makes them look sort of retro 😉

  • Lauren at KeepItSweet
    August 26, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Wow I used to LIVE for Dawson’s Creek!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    August 26, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Cake is amazing. And sense of direction? What is that?

  • Melissa R
    August 26, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Am I crazy or did you once post a list of your favorite cookbooks?

  • Chicago Cuisine Critique
    August 26, 2010 at 10:38 am

    I love the list!

  • Tina
    August 26, 2010 at 10:46 am

    I donned some pink striped pj pants from high school all day yesterday when I was sick. I think they helped me feel better. 🙂

    Champagne & burgers? That combo just shouts your personality!

  • Kayla
    August 26, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I own every season of Dawson’s Creek. I will never let it go. I am not ashamed!

  • Scargosun
    August 26, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Dawson’s Creek was filmed in NC where I went to college and while I was in college. I loved the music from it…it also gave us Joshua Jackson. 🙂

  • natalie
    August 26, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Love them all too! Except I do love ice cream, I have a weakness for rich, chocolate-y, peanut butter infused ice cream. And please elaborate on buttercream baths! Really?!

  • Megan (Braise The Roof)
    August 26, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Yes. Correct. Cake, not ice cream. I’m with you. 🙂

  • Jessie
    August 26, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Awesome list. I completely agree about cake, couldn’t care less about ice cream if cake is anywhere nearby. I have never had pizza and prosecco. Time to give it a try?

    • eatmovelove
      August 26, 2010 at 12:18 pm

      I choose not to choose…have my ice cream with cake on the side 😉

  • Marie
    August 26, 2010 at 11:28 am

    I was sure the picture at the top was kir! Is it? That’s one of the few drinks (alcoholic) that I actually like the taste of. I tried it when I was studying abroad in Paris.

  • Rachel (Two Healthy Plates)
    August 26, 2010 at 11:29 am

    What a great list – I would have a hard time narrowing down my favorite but I think you did a good job. Except I like cake AND icecream!

  • Stacy
    August 26, 2010 at 11:42 am

    I can’t let go of Sex and the City and Friends!
    Chocolate Eclair Cake, so delicious and light tasting.
    Fluffy puppies
    Joshua Jackson (Pacey) is now on Fringe, and he is still amazing!
    Maple Butter Blondies
    Super fuzzy over-sized sweatshirts
    Anything pertaining to Fall; changing leaves, cool breezes, etc.

  • Kelley
    August 26, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Re #4. I recently asked my husband if he would still love me if I started collecting the Dawson’s Creek series on DVD. He said he would think about it.

  • Brooke - One Healthy Cookie
    August 26, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Warm blackberry cobbler with Bluebell Homemade Vanilla ice cream.

    Gilmore Girls.

    Boys who cook you dinner.

  • Maura
    August 26, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    ditto all of the above!! (minus the cake thing…i love ice cream cake!!)

  • Rachel Wilkerson
    August 26, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    I’m totally with you on #8. Love vintage aprons. Also, I adore and collect vintage cookbooks! I love my modern gadgets in an otherwise throwback kitchen.

  • Katie @ peacebeme
    August 26, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Prosecco is one of my favorite things on planet Earth! I love it with raspberries or blackberries like that, but best with elderflower liquer. 🙂

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    August 26, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Loved Dawson’s Creek. Man that brings me back to high school and the mass amounts of IMing my entire school would do when the show ended. As in: OMG I <3 Pacey. And: Jen = Jerk.

  • Kate
    August 26, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Oh fun, I want to do one too:
    1. Avocadoes
    2. Spicy tuna rolls
    3. Asti Spumante
    4. Saved by the Bell and the original 90210
    5. Globes
    6. kayaking
    7. Peanut butter
    8. Hot tubs
    9. Chai lattes (they make me happy)
    10. Tigers
    11. My fat cat Oliver

  • Stephanie
    August 26, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Haha. I love how burgers and champagne are one item. Keepin it classy! 🙂 My list would be very similar!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    August 26, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Love this list. And I love just about everything *on* this list. Like cake. And pizza. And vintage aprons. Love! 😀

  • Rebekah @Rebeltarian
    August 26, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    My freshman year of college i watched 2 (yes 2) episodes of Dawson’s Creek everyday. I do not regret it.

  • Katie (runthislife)
    August 26, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    I would like burgers, champagne, AND Dawson’s Creek. Right now. Thanks.

  • Stacey
    August 26, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    I’m on the fence about wooden spoons.

  • Tami
    August 26, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Love cake…mostly the frosting, but LOVE Dawson’s Creek…didn’t watch it when it first came out, but when my daughter was born in 2004, I watched it (back to back to back episodes) on cable every single morning while nursing or rocking her. I do love the show, but it brings back memories of those first few full of snuggles and love weeks! 🙂

  • Laura (Starloz)
    August 26, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Great list jenna!

  • Sana
    August 26, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Cake and ice cream is the way to goo!

  • Caitlin
    August 26, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    My sister and her best friend used to skip Church Catechism classes in favor of watch Dawson’s Creek. Dawson and Joey forever, Amen.

  • courtney
    August 27, 2010 at 6:41 am

    brownies. gooier the better. or molten chocolate cake. sense a pattern?

  • Amber K
    August 27, 2010 at 10:19 am

    I totally miss my favorite TV shows too. In fact, I have to admit I have reruns of Roseanne playing in the background. 🙂