Behind The Butter/ Breakfast/ Dinner/ Lunch

My First California Sunset

Hi guys!

So sorry for the oddly spaced out posts….please bear with me as I transition….I feel like everything is so “off” right now! I’m sure everything will all fall into place really soon—I just need to get my car and my apartment. I’m having a blast with Rocky and Adam but there’s only so much futon a girl can take.

Meet Adam:


And Rocky:


But then there was this……..

No comment.

And get this: before this happened, I was so nice and made these boys stovetop oatmeal with honeycrisp apple, cinnamon, honey and almond butter:


I feel oddly like a mother right now.

I had some yogurt with mine for extra staying power since I haven’t been taking a lunch break till 2:00:


Love it: I’ve been staying with the boys for like four days now and already have them chugging Amazing Grass and eating oatmeal and almond butter. Muhahahaha 😉

Since we had another Harvest Luncheon this afternoon with Zin, I scored some more amazinggggg food!!


This was sort of random but really good nonetheless. Leftover salad, green beans with fennel, yogurt, half a muffin and a honecrisp apple.

But then…….


Oh.My.Lord. Vanilla bean panna cotta made with goats milk FROM THEIR FARM with honey roasted figs that were just picked THIS MORNING!!! I usually don’t eat dessert at lunch but…um yeah….who passes this up??! Not this girl. It was fan-freakin-tastic.

Highlight of work: tasting a 1997 reserve cabernet sauvignon. Unbelievable. I’m being spoiled big time.

And then…..I had the most amazing night thus far in California. The guys picked me up from work with a jetski and my bathing suit and we headed over to Lake Sonoma just as the sun was getting ready to set. Y’all pictures just don’t do this justice at all….you know those moments that take your breath away? Yep, this was that. Probably one of the top 10 moments of my life, actually.





It was absolutely breathtaking but FREEZING!!!!!!!!! After a few more scenic shots, the three of us headed to downtown Healdsburg to grab some sandwiches for dinner. We went to Bovolo, a great sandwich shop in the square the does everything local and gourmet. Y’all are totally going to hate me but my camera DIED as I was about to take sandwich shots!!!! I know…I know… totally sucked. I had a roasted eggplant panini with arugula pesto, mozzarelle and roasted peppers. It was amazing…I took photos with Adam’s pro camera but it doesn’t seem to be loading at the present moment but if I can get it going by tomorrow I will post them in the morning!

Currently sipping on some Terra a Lago Murphy-Goode cab and calling it a night. I’m totally wiped out and really want to run in the morning before pouring wine at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair all day tomorrow. Life is crazyyyy!

Gooooodnight! 🙂

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  • kay (eating machine)
    October 2, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    beautiful! i’m glad you’re liking it there!

  • Nora
    October 2, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    I am so glad that so many good things are happenening for you in your “new” life!

  • Julia
    October 2, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    What a great way to end such an exciting week! I can’t believe how gourmet all your lunches have been, I’m definitely jealous!
    Enjoy pouring wine tomorrow! Have a great Saturday!

  • Deb (Smoothie Girl Eats Too)
    October 2, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Ha! Adam reamed you!! Funny! He’s gonna get soooo healthy! 🙂

    I have lived in CA my entire life and THAT is one of the most stunning sunsets I have ever seen. You must feel like you are living in a dream!

    PS. LOVE LOVE LOVE roasted figs.

    And goodness, when are you going to get out to French Laundry?? I think that the boss needs to take you there, STAT!

  • Lizzy
    October 2, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    there is nothing more special and more breathtaking then cali sunsets! 🙂 i’m so happy to hear your loving life so much so far! yay

  • Liz
    October 2, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    What a fun way to end the night! That sunset is gorgeous. A 97 reserve! Wow, that must have been some yummy yummy wine. Glad to hear that work is going swimmingly. Sounds like you get some awesome perks!

  • Ellen @ peaceinmotion
    October 2, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    That looks like an absolutely beautiful sunset! Seriously so lucky. Hilarious that you have them eating your grub!

  • Jenny @JennyLikesToRun, healthy living blog :)
    October 2, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Oh wow! The sunset looks incredible. If pictures can’t do it justice, I wish I could see what it looks like in real life.
    It looks like you’re having a great time in California 🙂 I’m really glad things are working out for you.

  • Lynna
    October 2, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    i know your lunch was random but it looked so good! i wish i was in california right now. you are very lucky 🙂

  • Rachael
    October 2, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Sounds like California couldn’t be treating you better! So happy for you 🙂

    Your blog inspires me every day!

  • Maggie
    October 3, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Glad you’re enjoying CA!

    You got me and Bobby addicted to the M-G Fume. So freaking good. We keep buying it!

  • Zahra
    October 3, 2009 at 1:33 am

    Adam’s dimples! wooooooow.

  • Leah @ Simply fabulous
    October 3, 2009 at 3:25 am

    haha cute video! He slammed that one down pretty well!

    Gorgeous sunset Jenna.. you sound so happy where you are right now!

  • MelissaNibbles
    October 3, 2009 at 3:28 am

    Thank you for sharing this Jenna. You truly inspire me. You had a dream and went for it and look at you now! Enjoy life and everything that’s happening for you right now. You deserve it 🙂

  • Nicole
    October 3, 2009 at 3:53 am

    Wow, it looks beautiful out there!! It looks like you had a great time! I LOVE how your are living your life! So many people don’t! Life is too short to waste it not doing things that you love!!

  • Deb
    October 3, 2009 at 4:18 am

    I think it’s illegal for someone to have this much fun!!! You are living your dream!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    October 3, 2009 at 4:25 am

    Your chugging contest was hilarious – love the video! I’ve been obsessed with honeycrisp apples lately – had one in some oatmeal last night 🙂 Happy weekend!

  • christie, honoring health
    October 3, 2009 at 4:39 am

    Looks beautiful, Jenna. I am glad you are having such a good time!

  • Cara (Cara Craves...)
    October 3, 2009 at 4:44 am

    Gorgeous views!
    Especially the view of the panacotta… 🙂

  • Nicole
    October 3, 2009 at 4:57 am

    What a beautiful sunset, I need to get back to California! And no more apologizing for the timing of your post, we understand you’re in a transition 🙂

  • Kasey @ Fit For Wellness
    October 3, 2009 at 4:58 am

    How beautiful!!! I have a tendency to influence the eating habits of anyone who has ever lived with me too 🙂

  • simpledaisy
    October 3, 2009 at 5:01 am

    What a gorgeous sunset!! Looks like things are gong really well for you!! yeah:)

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    October 3, 2009 at 5:15 am

    Wow gorgeous sunset. The dessert looks amazing, I LOVE figs!

  • Erica
    October 3, 2009 at 5:34 am

    That sunset is amazing! I also love your shirt! Where did you get it?

  • MarathonVal
    October 3, 2009 at 6:02 am

    It’s so funny reading about your boy roommate antics. Reminds me of college!

    So glad things are going so well for you!! 🙂 What beautiful sunset photos!

  • Marisa (Trim The Fat)
    October 3, 2009 at 6:05 am

    Looks like you’re having the time of your life!
    I wouldn’t have passed up that dessert at lunch either!

  • Rebecca
    October 3, 2009 at 6:06 am

    Looks like you’re having an amazing time! Living with boys is always an adventure!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    October 3, 2009 at 6:17 am

    He is fast, and the best part was that he chased it with bacon!

  • Diana
    October 3, 2009 at 6:22 am

    Flawless victory ahaha Someone plays Mortal Kombat. :p
    That place looks amazing! Wow.

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl))
    October 3, 2009 at 6:22 am

    That sunset is gorgeous!!

  • Allison
    October 3, 2009 at 6:22 am

    Ohh my god, BEAUTIFUL sunset pictures!! Good to hear you’re loving it out there and that video is hilar!… boys will be boys apparently haha.. way to be a great “Mom” and get them eating the good stuff 🙂

  • skinnyrunner
    October 3, 2009 at 6:42 am

    those sunset pictures are amazing! i think you have a little professional photographer in you..
    although you sound crazy busy right now with a hectic, upheaved life, you also sound really happy and excited which is awesome!
    have a great weekend!

  • Jenna
    October 3, 2009 at 6:54 am

    you are soo good to those boys jenna 😉 they must adore you!
    those pics are amazing and i am glad you got to watch the cali sunset, looks amazing!

  • Bev
    October 3, 2009 at 6:56 am

    Stunning & breathtaking pictures 🙂 Did I say jealous !

  • angieinatlanta
    October 3, 2009 at 6:57 am

    Those pictures are unbelievable! So gorgeous!

  • Tina
    October 3, 2009 at 7:22 am

    Those pictures are incredible! I’m such a sucker for a good sunset.

  • Stephanie
    October 3, 2009 at 7:39 am

    Wow what beautiful scenery!!! You are livin’ it up girl 🙂 ah-may-zing!

  • Errign
    October 3, 2009 at 7:47 am

    You seem so comfortable and happy in Cali – soo glad it is working out for you – you deserve it!

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    October 3, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Wow, it sounds like you’re having an amazing time, and the guys seem very cool! BTW, that oatmeal combo sounds like an AWESOME fall breakfast!

  • Lindsay
    October 3, 2009 at 8:43 am

    Beautiful! That place looks amazing! Those boys are going to be so healthy when you get done with them!

  • Evan Thomas
    October 3, 2009 at 8:51 am

    That dessert has me drooling

  • Becky
    October 3, 2009 at 9:14 am

    What a beautiful sunset! Cali looks amazing, I’ve never been. It looks like your having a blast! Those boys aren’t going to know what to do without you when you move! Have fun 🙂

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries
    October 3, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Those figgies!! I’m going to try roasted some this weekend with gorgonzola bc I’ve had a recipe forever, and that mouthwatering pic just reminded me!

    Cali looks so fun–and WARMER than NYC haha. I’m jealous!

  • kirsten
    October 3, 2009 at 10:15 am

    looks like you are having a great time! love the chugging videos!! 🙂

  • RAE
    October 3, 2009 at 10:33 am

    That roasted honey fig panna cotta looks A-a-amazing!

  • Ris
    October 3, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    The pictures are gorgeous, the dessert looks so luscious – and life with boys is such an experience – and the panini sounds divine!!!

  • Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness
    October 3, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    LOL – Adam’s expression when he was drinking that looked so funny!
    What a gorgeous sunset… and almost as lovely, that panna cotta with fresh figs 🙂

    Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness

  • Kat (Kat's Daily Plate)
    October 3, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Wow, what a gorgeous night. I’m so glad to see you smiling and loving it there…. you look so happy!
    And yay for desserts with lunch sometimes- especially when they are fresh off the farm!

  • Shannon
    October 3, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Jenna!! Love your blog and you’ve inspired me to start my own! And congrats on embarking on your new life..embrace every second of it.

  • susan
    October 4, 2009 at 12:59 am

    you guys are too cute!! wow, adam really slammed that drink and it didn’t even look painful for him!

  • Erica
    October 4, 2009 at 9:27 am

    That sunset is gorgeous! I love your top too! Where did you get it?

  • Erica
    October 4, 2009 at 9:27 am

    That sunset is gorgeous! I love your top too! Where did you get it?