Barrel Tasting 2010 is now OVER!!!!!!
Despite exhaustion, overall the past two weekends have been a blast. Working at the winery doesn’t really seem like “work”, mainly because we just blast 90’s dance music and bust sweet moves (or maybe that was just me?).I’m beat though…and have a lot of writing to get done tonight.
I slept AWFUL last night, and as a result, felt pretty icky this morning. Nothing a Green Monster can’t fix!
I used 1 frozen banana, 1 scoop chocolate Amazing Meal, a TON of spinach, 1 tsp maca, 1 T peanut butter, 1 cup 1% milk and some ice.
This ninja concoction actually kept me full for hours until I took my lunch break and chowed down on the salad I brought from home.
I used: spinach, a carrot, 1/4th of an avocado and 1/2 cup prepared beans (a mix of navy, black and white beans from Trader Joe’s). Over top I drizzled balsamic vinegar and I also had an apple on the side.
I’m not kidding when I say it was literally a dance party all day. We had Pandora club mix on and referred to the tasting room as “Retail Rave”. I think the customers loved it, as well as our sweet dancing skills. I think we should rename the winery to Club Schlumberger, myself.
I had a splash of our 1991 reserve cab after work and also a little bubbly. It was a really good day!
For some reason breakfast for Sunday dinner just works.
2 pieces of french toast with a morningstar farms sausage. For the french toast I used 1 egg + 1 egg white, a splash of milk and some vanilla extract and then drizzled pure maple syrup over everything.
I’m about to make some tea and get to WORK! I’ve got a lot to get done with week (book + taxes) and then will introduce a special guest star back on the blog come weekend. 😉
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JinMarch 14, 2010 at 7:11 pm
I LOVE breakfast for dinner! Need to do it more often 😀
Great to hear you enjoyed working at the winery despite the awful sleep. I bet the daylight savings time didn’t help much either (my morning yoga class was totally exhausting!)
Have a good night!
JocelynMarch 14, 2010 at 7:21 pm
You look so cute in that dress! and so happy 🙂
Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]March 14, 2010 at 7:31 pm
Good girl getting all your greens in today! It’s neat reading about your and Tina’s different experiences writing your books – both due April 1. Sounds like you’ve been working extra hard : )
Sarah @ The Smart KitchenMarch 14, 2010 at 7:32 pm
I think breakfast always tastes better at night 🙂
ChristieMarch 14, 2010 at 7:36 pm
I like your outfit in that pic- really cute 🙂
Tracey @ I'm Not SuperhumanMarch 14, 2010 at 7:39 pm
Love the outfit. And I also love breakfast for dinner. Nothing wrong with that!
idaMarch 14, 2010 at 7:40 pm
special guest star?!
I hope you have a productive night of writing.
Cynthia (It All Changes)March 14, 2010 at 7:41 pm
That sounds like an awesome way to spend the day even if it is work.
I need to try your recipe for green monster. I love how full they keep me.
Katy ( The Balanced Foodie)March 14, 2010 at 7:45 pm
Love that sweater, Anthro? Also super cute boots! Sounds like a crazy fun day at the winery! When 90’s music is playing you’ve gotta bust a move. A little sprinkler action anyone?
Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)March 14, 2010 at 7:46 pm
I love french toast! I made some this morning with caramelized banana and brown sugar.
Allie (Live Laugh Eat)March 14, 2010 at 7:47 pm
My momma is doing her taxes right now…makes me never wanna grow up. I hope yours are simple and straightforward. I could eat breakfast for dinner ANY day of the week (or ALL).
Jen (Running With Cake)March 14, 2010 at 8:00 pm
I haven’t had French toast in forever! Yours looked so yummy and you definitely can’t go wrong with pure maple syrup!
StefMarch 14, 2010 at 8:00 pm
cute outfit!! hope you get a better night’s sleep tonight!
Caroline (Ribbons, Roads, and Raspberries)March 14, 2010 at 8:30 pm
I actually find that if you use more milk than egg and you toast the bread first, it soaks up more liquid and gets a more custardy consistency. Alton Brown has a good recipe.
Yours looks great as well though!!
Nora@LiveLifeEatRightMarch 14, 2010 at 8:44 pm
You make me want to work at a winery!!! I love it, looks like you had an exhausting but FUN time!
VanessaMarch 14, 2010 at 8:44 pm
I’m a new reader and just thought I’d let you know that I love your ‘everything in moderation’ outlook. I eat healthy most of the time, but like to have a treat now and then. Its refreshing to see someone that lives a healthy lifestyle but still enjoys good food and wine without feeling guilty!
ps. I’m jealous of your dessert! I’m from Canada and I can’t find greek yogurt ANYWHERE. haha I’ve searched every grocery store in the town where I’m from without any luck. Hopefully it’s coming soon!
ellen eats beetsMarch 14, 2010 at 8:53 pm
I love breakfast for dinner! When I’m on a b-fast food kick, I have it allllllll the time!
Heather (Heather's Dish)March 14, 2010 at 8:54 pm
breakfast for dinner is what makes the world go ’round 🙂 glad you had a blast, even if you are worn out!!! get some rest girl!
Lisa (bakebikeblog)March 14, 2010 at 8:57 pm
Sounds like a fun day!
I love breakfast food for dinner!
AmeenaMarch 14, 2010 at 8:57 pm
Breakfast for dinner hits the spot!! So glad that you had a good time…hope that you get some good sleep tonight!
eatmoveloveMarch 14, 2010 at 9:00 pm
Ahhh I have to make French Toast again soon!!! Too good with thick bread….yum. And syrup.
Love that you drink everything out of wine glasses..;)
DaisyMarch 14, 2010 at 9:03 pm
you are friggin adorable. Have I mentioned how well brunette hair suits you? really cute outfit too!!!!
JennyMarch 14, 2010 at 9:16 pm
Seriooudly… I am lovingthose boots!
Glad you had a good time:)
Run SarahMarch 14, 2010 at 9:29 pm
Love your outfit!! Breakfast for dinner is so much fun, your French Toast looks super tasty.
KaitMarch 14, 2010 at 9:40 pm
looks like you had such a fun day/weekend working at the tasting!! Good luck with all your writing this week!
natalie berryMarch 14, 2010 at 10:26 pm
I love that you love breakfast for dinner on Sundays too!! It’s been a tradition since I was little. My mom always made breakfast for dinner and now that I am in college I still do it and plan on incorporating it into my marriage!
Suzanne de CorneliaMarch 14, 2010 at 11:24 pm
I had baby spinach salad and yogurt today too….my main diet staples. Looks fun at the winery! I looked up recipe for Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Jalapenos. nearly 700 calories 83% saturated fat high sodium etc. each. Very high in protein 15 g per. I’m going to find a better cheese to stuff so healthier, and use smaller pepper like Anaheim. But here is original recipe. http://tinyurl.com/oe4ezq
Freya @ Brit Chick RunsMarch 14, 2010 at 11:57 pm
Yay for 2%! I never seem to see it on blogs, everyone is always about the fat free – but I think 2% is the ultimate 😀
christie, honoring healthMarch 15, 2010 at 3:13 am
Love the outfit!
Glad you had a great time at the tasting!
Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)March 15, 2010 at 3:34 am
Your green monster looks so creamy, smooth, and delicious! Also, there is never an inappropriate time for french toast consumption. Glad you had a blast working barrel tasting!
Jessica @ How Sweet It IsMarch 15, 2010 at 3:39 am
Love your boots!
Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/March 15, 2010 at 3:57 am
I love breakfast for dinner, especially on a Sunday night.
KarlaMarch 15, 2010 at 4:04 am
Love breakfast for dinner! I do it quite often 🙂
The Paris Food BlagueMarch 15, 2010 at 4:10 am
yay for pétanque!!!!
The Paris Food BlagueMarch 15, 2010 at 4:10 am
yay for pétanque!!!!
Anna @ Newlywed, Newly VegMarch 15, 2010 at 5:38 am
I just added Maca to my smoothie this morning– I’m excited to see if it gives me an energy boost!
Looks like a very fun day indeed!
Amy (Up and Running!)March 15, 2010 at 5:39 am
Yum, french toast!
I LOVE your outfit in that pic…so cute!
AndreaMarch 15, 2010 at 5:46 am
Mmm french toast for dinner sounds great!! And I love how much fun you have at work- I bet it’s a great place! Good luck with all your work this week!
rachel NCMarch 15, 2010 at 5:56 am
do you know where you can get m. schlumberger wines on the east Coast?
Kelly (Local Foodie's Fight)March 15, 2010 at 6:08 am
yummy, french toast looks great and i love those fake sausages.
ColeMarch 15, 2010 at 6:10 am
Breakfast for dinner always works! And I love your boots.
Paige (Running Around Normal)March 15, 2010 at 7:04 am
What a fun atmosphere for you guys *and* the customers! Love it 😀
French toast for dinner sounds like a wonderful idea to me!
Jessica @ The Process of HealingMarch 15, 2010 at 7:10 am
Special guest star?! Sounds intriguing!
Gosh I think you may have the best job.. oh EVER! Sounds fun! But I know that you work hard.
Love the outfit!
jennaMarch 15, 2010 at 7:39 am
craving your green monster! 🙂
cardigan, blue dress, boots = cuteness x 1000000! 🙂
ShutupandRunMarch 15, 2010 at 8:01 am
Yummmm, wine and french toast. I just made my donation for $15 (four tix) – looks like you’re coming along in your fundraising!
Lauren @ Eater not a runnerMarch 15, 2010 at 8:18 am
Breakfast for dinner is always a winner 🙂
Kelly @Healthy Living With KellyMarch 15, 2010 at 8:23 am
Happy Monday Jenna!
Beth @ DiningAndDishingMarch 15, 2010 at 8:28 am
Your outfit is adorable Jenna! 🙂
Foy Update - Garden. Cook. Write. RepeatMarch 15, 2010 at 10:14 am
I wish I listened to 90’s music and busted a move at work. I guess I could, but I think I would get looked at.
AlisonMarch 15, 2010 at 10:30 am
I’d just like to put out there…your outfit is adorable 🙂
Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)March 15, 2010 at 11:01 am
What a fun day! You look adorable in that pic =D
JaneneMarch 15, 2010 at 11:36 am
Healthy but tasty, thats what im talking about
AdamMarch 15, 2010 at 11:55 am
Be honest, breakfast works for dinner ANYDAY!
ScottMarch 17, 2010 at 7:47 pm
That green monster sounds so good I’m going to make it tomorrow. I went out and bought a couple single serve chocolate amazing grass packets – do you rep for them? I figured I’d try it (single serves) before spending the bucks to buy the whole jar.