Dessert/ Dinner

Gettin’ My BBQ On

**Warning: major MEAT ahead!!**




So tonight I went to a true Alabama style bbq.….I do love my veggies but this Southern girl loves her bbq too! Ryan’s little cousin is headed to AUBURN next week for his first ever semester of college so tonight there was a huge farewell bbq happening. Now, I went to BAMA so I can’t in my right mind support Auburn…..but it was still fun 😉

Besides the pork, which had smoked for 10 hours (!!), there was a huge spread of baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, broccoli salad, watermelon and desserts!


My plate with chopped smoked pork, watermelon, potato salad, broccoli salad and baked beans! The watermelon was cold, crisp and delicious!!


Also with an unpictured glass of Shiraz and a chocolate chip cookie 😉

I just got home now and I am so tired my eyes are shutting involuntarily. Need some serious shut-eye asap! I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing Sunday!

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  • Naina
    August 2, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Yummmm! That food looks delish! I just recently started getting into the blog-o-sphere of healthy eating and, i have to say that ELR is by far my favorite! You are a wonderful writer! I am a teen who is debating between an english major vs. le cordon bleu, so u r a big inspiration for me to do both! I just have a question: What are the requirements for Le Cordon Bleu Paris and how hard is it to get in? Thx! 🙂

  • VeggieGirl
    August 2, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    You had a busy weekend!! Rest up, for sure.

  • Allie Katie
    August 2, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Cute dress, girlfriend!! Have a great night!

  • kristi (sweet cheeks)
    August 2, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Get some sleep girlie!

  • Leianna
    August 2, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    yummy bbq foods, and i love how the slice of watermelon is bigger than everything else:)

  • Shannon, The Healthy Beach Bum
    August 2, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Southern bbq is my absolute favorite type of food! I hate to admit it, but Sonny’s is my favorite restaurant lol. Baked beans, pulled pork, coleslaw, and cornbread are the best combo 🙂 Glad you had fun! Love that dress 🙂 Get some nice rest in!

  • Daria (Summer of the CSAs)
    August 2, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    I’m not southern, but I love bbq. This looks awesome. 🙂

  • Cynthia (It all changes)
    August 2, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Now that’s real BBQ! Nothing like a good old southern Barbeque. I’m sooo jealous!

  • Kate
    August 2, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Nom nom nom bbq! We had pulled pork and coleslaw for dinner, there is nothin’ better! (although my booty is gonna get kicked at the gym tomorrow) 🙂 For curiosity sake, did you go to Bama for undergrad and take classes in Charleston for grad? Or divide your undergrad up?

  • WholeBodyLove
    August 2, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    That is some serious meat! The baked beans have always been my favorite part of the BBQ spread. BTW, I love that dress!! May I ask where you found it?

    • jenna
      August 3, 2009 at 7:19 am


      I found that dress about five years ago at a Jcrew Outlet! its probably the most worn piece of clothing in my closet and is actually falling apart now!!


      I went to Bama and then transferred to Charleston.

  • Katrina (gluten free gidget)
    August 2, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    August 3rd is national watermelon day. Just thought you should know. 🙂

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    August 2, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Wow, that definitely looks like quite the BBQ! What a fun way to celebrate! Glad you enjoyed your evening and get some rest! 🙂

  • Caroline
    August 3, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Haha, I’m from Birmingham, so I am WELL aware of the Auburn-Bama rivalry. I have one brother in law who went to Auburn and one who went to Bama…it gets intense sometimes;)

  • Amanda
    August 3, 2009 at 12:19 am

    That food looks sooooo good!

  • Penny
    August 3, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Alabama cuisine looks exactly like Oklahoma cuisine. 🙂

  • Lainie
    August 3, 2009 at 12:47 am

    Super cute dress! And the food, as always, looks amazing.

  • Hallie (Healthy Twists)
    August 3, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Man that looks good…and I am from nowhere near the south 🙂 I think everyone loves a good barbecue (even if it’s BBQ tofu, whatever!)

  • Jessica
    August 3, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Have a good sleep! The food looks AWESOME!

  • Christie @ Quit Your Diet
    August 3, 2009 at 5:17 am

    Wow, what a BBQ! Everything looks great!

  • kailey
    August 3, 2009 at 6:45 am

    sounds like a great southern BBQ!! delicious.

  • Ryan
    August 3, 2009 at 7:36 am

    Looks like you were smoking on an Egg. I just got one. LOVE IT!!!

  • April
    August 3, 2009 at 8:12 am

    This gets me excited about my trip to Alabama in 2 days! Bring on the BBQ!!

  • shelley
    August 3, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Yum, looks delish! I love BBQ. I had some beef brisket (with jalepenos and hot sauce) last night.

  • Whitney
    August 3, 2009 at 9:06 am

    Nothing like a good ol’ Southern BBQ!

  • katey
    August 3, 2009 at 9:12 am

    WATERMELON IS MY FAVORITE FRUIT 😀 YUM! Dinnah looks good – I would devour that if I ate meat. haha

  • Marianne
    August 3, 2009 at 9:17 am

    War Eagle!! I won’t hold it against you that you went to Alabama…at least you were smart enough to transfer!! Ha, just kidding.
    I live in Auburn and graduated from Auburn (twice!!) so I have school pride to uphold! And Auburn provides my source of income!!
    Ryan’s cousin is going enjoy (err, hopefully go to class!!) it here….guess you warned him about crazy tailgating RVing nation since you probably experienced it yourself at Alabama. Pure madness!

  • Danielle C.
    August 3, 2009 at 10:44 am

    YUM! We had smoked pork yesterday too, my cousin got up at 3am to put the meat in the smoker. It was sooo delicious, my aunt made a delicious Carolina yellow mustard bbq sauce to go along with it (I got the recipe to make some since it would be amazing in place of regular yellow mustard). Such good food. The nice thing about my aunt and uncle moving to S. Carolina for a few years is that she brought us back some good Southern cooking.

  • Jen Papaya
    August 3, 2009 at 11:00 am

    That is the most mouth-watering chunk of meat I’ve ever seen! HOLY YUM!

  • Andee (Runtolive)
    August 3, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Wow that meat looks mouth-watering! Every summer needs a good BBQ!

  • Evan Thomas
    August 3, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    That BBQ looks ridiculous!

  • allijag
    August 3, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    I love the way you eat! 🙂