Breakfast/ Dessert/ Dinner

Gator Nation


Goooooo Gators!!!!!!!!!!! Yesterday was a BLAST! And of course even better that the Gators won but we tried not to give Caitlin and Kristian too hard of a time ;). I had Ryan on his best behavior!

So here’s a recap of the day…when Caitlin and her future husband picked me up I just haaad to try one of her famous cookies:


I had a Gator one with blue and orange m&ms. It did not disappoint!

We got to her family’s tailgate probably around 3ish. Like, sweltering 100 degree heat. I’m so glad I wore shorts!


Her Aunt and Uncle came readily prepared with food and drinks…


So we all made captain morgan and diet sprite drinks and I had a couple tortilla chips dipped in Caitlin’s Aunt’s amazing black bean salsa.  (note drink number one)

And then Ryan came over to the tailgate and took us (and I quote) “to the party where everyone in the world was at”. It started a little like this:


And yes, that’s Mr. Jim Beam himself in my hands. I hadn’t had whiskey since I was 18 but somehow it decided to make a comeback yesterday. Randomly I decided it was my new favorite drink?!

The party where everyone in the world was at ended a little like this:


As Ryan’s sis, Erin, feeds me a bite of a delicious homemade brownie.  (this was on drink number two)



Finally, we walked over to the stadium where Ryan’s family had their huuuge tailgate set up.  I ate two of these cuban sandwiches:


With tortilla chips (not pictured). Caitlin and Kristian met up with us and Ryan made us all man-drinks of Maker’s Mark with diet coke. It was strong. Enough said. (drink number three) 


Ryan looks confused??! The whole time I was searching for “real food” like a burger, chicken fingers or pulled pork (hey, it was a splurge day!), but I never found any. I probably did not eat enough food to counteract the whiskey—never a good idea. In the game I snacked on this:


And drank like four liters of water. It was STILL so hot!

After the game I left Ryan in the hands of his fraternity brothers (they were going out to the Swamp…a fun bar on campus), and I left with Caitlin and Kristian to start the long journey back to Orlando. I wanted something like Pita Pit soooo bad but traffic was bumper to bumper and we couldn’t stop. I was so hungry by the time we finally got home around 1:45 that I actually felt sick. I immediately noshed on a string cheese and a handful of kashi crackers but they somehow dodged the camera. I felt a ton better after that.

And then this morning when I woke up  I made a big bowl of oats for breakfast. I used 1/2 cup oats (made with half soymilk half water), 1/5th of a granola plank, 1/2 of a banana and a spoonful of almond butter. It hit the spot (along with a massive cup of coffee).


I’m actually shocked at just how good I feel today! I only had three drinks spread out over the course of five hours but the three drinks I had were strong  and I felt like I was eating all day. Today I’m planning on working out later, grabbing a few groceries at super target, laying out by the pool and getting all my stuff together for my new class tomorrow.

See you for lunch!

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  • VeggieGirl
    September 7, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    SO. MUCH. FUN. Haha, glad that at least YOU were happy that the Gators won (poor Caitlin, haha 😉 ).

    Glad that you feel great today – keep it up so that your Sunday is fully enjoyable!! 🙂

  • Julz
    September 7, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Hahaha, I’m SO glad that you had a great day! AND that you feel so good! 🙂 Enjoy your Sunday and Groceries!

  • Jenny
    September 7, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    looks like a successful day of tailgating to me! those oats are definitely an awesome way to counteract any negative side effects you may or may not have experienced after a long day! have a great sunday! 🙂

  • Kristie
    September 7, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    That looks like a ton of fun. I’m glad you went and had an AWESOME time!
    And good job only having THREE drinks over the course of the day. That’s pretty impressive haha. Even though they were strong.

  • Shelby
    September 7, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Looks like you had fun!! I love your polo! I’m glad you don’t feel like crap today hehe must be the oats 😉

  • Christie I.
    September 7, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Looks like you had a great time! And hooray for feeling good today!

  • emily
    September 7, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    As a Hurricane I’m not so excited about the game outcome, but I’m glad you had a fun time! I’m so jealous of all the Floridians this weekend, watching on TV just is not the same!

  • ttfn300
    September 7, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    What a great weekend 🙂 enjoy sunday!

  • Christie
    September 7, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Aww looks like a good time… and glad you enjoyed yourself at least you will back on your reg. sched and you are feeling good today

  • AshleyP
    September 7, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    aww I have the same shirt as Erin (I think? the blue with the sparkly gator tank)! I wish I could have been there yesterday! I’m really nostalgic now 🙁 But very much looking forward to FLA/GA!!!!

  • Lily
    September 7, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    lame! I was expecting so much more debauchery! haha, just kidding. It seemed like a really balanced day all things considered! 3 drinks mixed in the hands of tailgaters and not, say, bartenders with cost prohibitions can easily be the equiv of 6-9 drinks that one would actually purchase, fo sho.

  • Kimberly
    September 7, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Nothing like Gator pride 🙂

  • Zorrie
    September 7, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Sounds like you had a fun day, but my question is a bit unrelated to your post! I love to run listening to music because it makes the time go by so much faster. However, I have YET to find earphones that stay in my ears! iPod earbuds just don’t work for me- one step and they’ve already popped out. Does anyone have any suggestions of some (inexpensive) earphones that might stay in better?

  • caitlin (see bride run)
    September 7, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    i’m so glad we decided to go together! i had a blast 🙂

  • ModelBehavior
    September 7, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    WHOA, caitlin looks JUST like my dorm roomie from freshman year, her name was jacey, mine is jessie, caused lots of confusion 🙂

    glad you had fun!!

  • HangryPants
    September 7, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Glad you had a fun time. Love the picture of you and the cookie. Fun times.


  • katie s
    September 7, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    Great pictures, Jenna! It must have been so much fun to re-live the college days!! Thanks for sharing with us!!

  • Anne P
    September 7, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    yay fun!! cute picture of you and caitlin 🙂

  • Erica
    September 7, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Yesterday must’ve been “national splurge day!” Oh well. Ya gotta have it once in a while to make it worth it! Looks like you had yesterday! I love that kind of sports bar n grill-type atmosphere! Kinda sucks that it was a tropical heat wave, but that’s why the drinks went down so easy. And probably the reason you feel so good today…you sweated it all out! Seriously.
    The food all looks delicious. I got a little tickled at the yummy drinks, chips, dip, sandwiches, etc. (getting hungry and thirsty here!) and then the lone pack of organic bunny grahams! Kinda like “which one of these doesn’t fit??” *lol* Now aren’t you glad you went??! Glad you enjoyed your day!

  • Janice
    September 7, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    I just discovered your blog and am loving it! Got the link from Kath’s site, and I love your healthy attitude about good food and fun. I’ve found a lot of health food sites to be a bit stuffy, but you remind me a lot of all my friends which makes this easier to use as a real model of what a healthy lifestyle looks like. I love it 🙂

  • Ash
    September 8, 2008 at 5:09 am

    I also just discovered your blog and quite enjoy it! I also noticed that you’re an Alabama alum and I wanted to say as a current student at “the other school”…WAR EAGLE! 😉 No hard feelings though!