Behind The Butter

I Think I’ll Stay


As usual, we are having a little TOO much fun over here.

Making the best sangria ever…

We used 1.5 bottles of red wine, 1 can fresca, 1 apple, 1 banana, small glug of rum, glug of cranberry juice.….it actually worked!
Singing at the top of our lungs to awesome songs on the radio…
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And then Christie’s cousin came over who we both sort of grew up with and we had a big dinner reunion!
We made grilled kabobs with veggies, pineapple, chicken and shrimp… was absolutely delicious!
Look at the gorgeous grilled veggies! I was in heaven….

My plate with shrimp, rice, pineapple, bread and veggies….plus Betty’s secret curry sauce for dipping.

After dinner, Christie and I went out to meet a couple friends from high school for a cocktail. I don’t think I’ve seen these guys for the past six years so it was a blast and we caught up for about three hours….at one point my friend Ryan was like “remember that time I almost caught you on fire with the bunson burner in Chem lab” and I thought I was going to die laughing. Good times, good times. I had a mojito and a glass of red wine over the span of the evening….it was lovely!
This morning I woke up around 7:30 and had oatmeal made with soymilk, peanut butter and berries
I’m having such a blast here that I’ve decided to house sit with Christie for the week while her family goes out of town. I‘ll probably head back to Tampa on Friday…..its just so relaxing and peaceful here and I think we are actually going to be working at a cupcake store on the beach all week and I’ll write all my articles from here. My life is a lot of things but I guess its never really boring, right?!
Today’s plans include surfing and possible cupcake job training.
Happy Sunday!

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  • Ali
    August 23, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Oh, working at that cute cupcake store sounds fun!

  • Meg
    August 23, 2009 at 8:32 am

    Sounds like so much fun! Glad you’re enjoying yourself and the company. Friends are blessings.

    Enjoy your day – can’t wait to hear about surfing & cupcakes!

  • Leianna
    August 23, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Sangria looks amazing! It’s always nice to catch up with old friends and relax!

  • Jocelyn
    August 23, 2009 at 8:42 am

    sounds like you are having a blast! working in the cupcake shop should be sooo fun!

  • lindsey
    August 23, 2009 at 8:48 am

    I’m so happy you’re having such a great time! Nothing better than good girlfriends and sangria!

    can’t wait to hear about the cupcake adventures– i’m jealous! 🙂

  • Emily @ The Experimentarian
    August 23, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Oh Jenna, that’s my dream job! Working at a bakery in high school was my all-time fave job to this day, and I’m 25! If I could quit the biz now and go back to baking, I would seriously be happy as a clam! Your sangria recipe made me laugh–Fresca make EVERY beverage better in my opinion 🙂

  • Madelin @ What is for breakfast?
    August 23, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Definitley not boring Jenna! That’s what keeps us coming back :). Your grilled food looks awesome!

  • Cynthia (It all changes)
    August 23, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Fun with friend can be some of the best ever…memories and laughs are great 🙂

  • Danielle J.
    August 23, 2009 at 9:21 am

    Yea for fun times with friends! I’m glad that you’re having such a wonderful time visiting and catching up. Enjoy yourself! I can’t wait to hear about cupcake training either 🙂

  • Jenna
    August 23, 2009 at 9:26 am

    I can’t wait to hear about the cupcake eating… I mean training! Maybe it is just me wishing I had a cupcake right now. 🙂

    I used your recipe for pizza dough last night. Out of this world girl! Make sure you check out my post, as I used it to make a deep dish zaa’!

    Enjoy your Sunday!


  • VeggieGirl
    August 23, 2009 at 9:28 am

    Amen 🙂

  • MelissaNibbles
    August 23, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Looking forward to drooling over some cupcakes! Have fun and enjoy your week!

  • hk
    August 23, 2009 at 9:44 am

    cupcake job- how cool!! you’re right, definitely got lots of cool things going on 🙂 enjoy the last day of the weekend ~ sounds like a lovely week ahead, too! xox

  • Amelia
    August 23, 2009 at 9:48 am

    Glad to hear you’re enjoying yourself! The cupcake gig sounds awesome. Can’t wait to hear all about it. 🙂

  • Ellen (Peace In Motion)
    August 23, 2009 at 9:49 am

    that cupcake job sounds like my dream job!

  • Meghan@traveleatlove
    August 23, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Grilled vegetables aand shrimp, yum! Two of my all time favorite foods, and so simple.

  • Christie @ Quit Your Diet
    August 23, 2009 at 10:05 am

    I am back from my vacation and just got caught up on my blog reading. I’m glad the summit was such a huge hit, I hope that next year I can make it! I’m also glad you are having such a great time with your friend. Enjoy the rest of your trip!!

  • Natalie (Will Jog for Food)
    August 23, 2009 at 10:07 am

    Glad you had so much fun!

    Homemade sangria is the best 🙂

  • Holly
    August 23, 2009 at 10:09 am

    I’m such a dork, but I got really excited when you said you were staying for the week! I love that you can mix things up on the blog!

  • Stephanie
    August 23, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Dinner looks delish! But cupcakes may just be eveeennnn better right?! What a great decision to stay for the week, nothin’ like spontaneity sometimes 🙂 Have an awesome time surfing today – I can’t wait to be in FL, we fly to Orlando end of the week and then cruisin’ it up to the Bahamas whoop whoop!

  • katey
    August 23, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Looks like you had fun! Dinner AND breakfast look awesome 🙂

  • Lizzy
    August 23, 2009 at 10:22 am

    aww yay you get to stay longer! how fun!

    those grilled veggies are seriously calling my name! so yummy

  • Evan Thomas
    August 23, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Cupcake job training? sounds intriguing and delicious

  • Daria (Summer of the CSAs)
    August 23, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Glad you’re having so much fun! And fresca in sangria? Intriguing!

  • Andrea
    August 23, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Looks like you are having some much fun! I am bit jealous. 😉

  • MarathonVal
    August 23, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Working at a cupcake store!??!? Awesome! Can I join?

  • Sarah R
    August 23, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Totally jealous! I love how spontaneous you are. Always doing what truly makes you happy 🙂 Good for you!

  • Sara
    August 23, 2009 at 11:12 am

    What fun! I love high school nostalgia. So much. 🙂 Delicious looking oats, as usual. And good decision to extend the stay — always nice to take advantage of the fun while you can.

  • Shannon
    August 23, 2009 at 11:13 am

    I wouldn’t want to leave either! Enjoy your week of old friends, memories…and cupcakes!

  • kay (eating machine)
    August 23, 2009 at 11:32 am

    working in a cupcake store? I’m jealous!

  • Susan
    August 23, 2009 at 11:38 am

    I hope you get some cupcake decorating (and nibbling) in too, that sounds like a blast!!

  • Emily
    August 23, 2009 at 11:54 am

    What a wonderfully colorful blog post! Everything looks amazing, the sangria seems delicious! Lucky you on getting to surf today!

  • Maria
    August 23, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Good to hear that you are having an awesome time! Your life is definitely not boring indeed 🙂 Cupcake training sounds like so much fun!

  • Bree
    August 23, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    sounds like a wonderful week ahead, enjoy!

  • Tay
    August 23, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Awww that’s great that you decided to stay! We all need some good friend vacation time 🙂

  • Erin
    August 23, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Aww, your posts are making me miss my friends from high school!! I love those times when you can hang out with the people who have known and loved you forever!

    Cupcake job training = pictures definitely necessary!!

  • Nicole
    August 23, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    Your veggies look amazing!

  • Sana
    August 23, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    wow! so many cute adventures!!!

  • angieinatlanta
    August 23, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Cupcake job training? Where do I sign up!?

  • dee (the apple hill adventurer)
    August 23, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    all of that food is making my mouth water, and i am not even hungry!!!

    when you get back to your parents home, you should have a giftie waiting there for you from me 😀

  • Kelly Olexa
    August 23, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    I heart Sangria. Never made it myself but my good friend brings it o my parties and we LOVE IT! 😉 have fun and those grilled vegies look yummtastic!

  • Megan
    August 23, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Everything sounds like so much fun! I can’t wait to read what this week will bring you 🙂 Especially the cupcake job!!

  • Jenna
    August 23, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    jenna you must be having so much fun! you must be thrilled you are staying with christie this whole week 🙂

  • Kate
    August 23, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    So awesome that you can stay for the whole week! Cupcake making sounds SO FUN. And hanging out with the old friends is ALWAYS a good plan when feeling a little out of sorts 🙂 Enjoy!

  • MMiller
    August 23, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Oh, Jenna, enjoy yourself! Take the time to relax and rejuvenate! You will be back to your regular routine soon enough! And I have got to try that sangria! What type of red wine did you use?

  • Jess
    August 23, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    working in a cupcake store would be fun, except I’d have no self control and eat every cupcake in site because I’d have to know what they taste like…in order to recommend them to the customers 😉

  • KatieF
    August 23, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    I hope you have a blast! I’m jealous that you may be working in a cupcake store for a week. Seriously, who wouldn’t want to work in a cupcake store?!

  • Paige
    August 23, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Boring it is most definitely not! Sounds like a blast, and the sangria sounds awesome! Your hair looks super cute in braids, too 🙂

  • Shannon, The Healthy Beach Bum
    August 23, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Bunsen burners were always so crazy! Kids in our chem class would melt pennies in them and then throw them on the floor so that they would melt into the linoleum. There were melted pennies everywhere! Those kabobs look delish <3

  • Sarah
    August 23, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Happy to hear you’re having so much fun 🙂 Can’t wait for stories from this cupcake job!!

  • Lainie
    August 23, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Wow – what a wonderful time it looks like you’re having! I would love to go hang with my best friend and work at a cupcake store–jealous of you!!!

  • Meghan
    August 23, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Yummmyyy looking dinner…and sangria 😉 Have fun this week with Christie..and cupcake training?! I hope that sure works out for you 😀

  • Sarah
    August 24, 2009 at 9:10 am

    So glad you are staying! Cupcakes and writing, I’m so jealous!! Have fun 🙂

  • Stephanie
    August 24, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    I hope the Sangria tasted as amazing as it looked!

  • theskinnyplate
    August 26, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    The sangria looks delicious.