Pass the Bubbly


I hope y’alls Thursdays are treating you well. It’s stormy here in Orlando but that just gives me an excuse to hunker down and get some work down on these projects I have for school this afternoon before (hopefully!) it clears up and I can head downtown again for another run! 🙂

First off—loooooved that Blueberry Z-bar! It was so much more tasty than their chocolate flavors to me for some reason, and I love chocolate! This was definitely my favorite kind and I will be buying it again in the future!

For lunch today I had a soup and sammie combo. I had a cup of Pacific Foods Creamy Tomato soup with a turkey sandwich and a pear.



On my sandwich I had two slices of organic smoked turkey, 2 bread and butter pickle slices, jalepinos, spinach, dijon and a light laughing cow. It was very tasty!

After lunch I sneaked a small piece of oatmeal bar but it dodged the camera because the camera is charging! I just have to end my meals with something sweet I guess.

Speaking about sweet, tomorrow we are tasting some sweeter wines…with chocolate! I believe we are tasting some Reislings, Champagne and some Italian sparkling wines. I have never been a big fan of sweet wine but I do like Champagne! Today we learned all about how Champagne is made (it’s fermented twice to keep the bubbles in it!) and about German wines. We also watched a video from the History Channel on how wine is made. It was very interesting as well–I love that I feel like I’m learning so much every day!

I have two big projects to work on this afternoon. The first is my wine project. I already wrote my paper on the Pacific Northwest region and the history of its wine, and now I’m working on my menu and pairing it with wines from the region. I also have a cost control project where I have to do sort of like a business proposal of a restaurant that I would open, write a menu and cost each item out. I am doing a vegan dessert cafe!  I have to look through some cookbooks for inspiration!

See you for dinner!

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  • suzanne
    September 11, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    That sandwich looks very good!!

  • Laura
    September 11, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    I generally don’t like sweet wines either, but I love reisling. Your sandwich looks really good!

  • VeggieGirl
    September 11, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Hope the weather clears up for ya; and good luck with your projects!!

  • CourtneyS
    September 11, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Definitely fill us in about tomorrow. I’ve always read that chocolate is incredibly hard to pair with wines, so I’ll be very interested in what you learn. And perhaps you can post the menus?! Good luck with all your work.

  • ttfn300
    September 11, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    I’ll try and take your lead and buckle down this afternoon. Except it’s gorgeous here. and i just want to be outside…

  • NJ
    September 11, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    I am in Orlando too and I love this cloudy day today… really getting things done! I love those soups, too.

    Not to keep beating a dead horse here Jenna, but I have Jessica Simpson’s performance on the View today on my DVR if you wanna come over and have a laugh and a glass of wine. It was so horrendous I am actually embarrassed for her. She is tone deaf I think.

    I am going to bring you over to this side yet 🙂

  • jenna
    September 11, 2008 at 5:56 pm


    Why don’t you come to my going away party at the Wine Room and we can discuss our love for amazing music then?! hahaha! I’m serious though, you should stop by….on Thursday the 25th 🙂

  • Christie I.
    September 11, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    GLad you enjoyed the cliff bar, I will keep my eye out for that one!

  • Beth
    September 11, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    Is Greek yogurt (Chobani, etc.) made with any cow’s milk?

  • sc
    September 11, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    so I totally will come to your party then! I have been wanting to try that place for a while!!

    Email me––when you have the time and stuff worked out! yay, I’m excited!

    ps. I’m so bored at work today…no one wants to come get their body fat done when it’s raining I guess, ha…so that’s why I’ve commented like 900 time, lol. Reading blogs definetly help pass the time!

  • jenna
    September 11, 2008 at 6:30 pm


    Yes, the yogurt is made from cow’s milk. Most are unless specified to be sheep’s milk. Cow’s milk is more common though!

  • Erica
    September 11, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    Your sandwich looks so good! I hope your weather clears up and you have a great run! Have a great day!!

  • caitlin (seebriderun)
    September 11, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    it just started to POUR here, i hope it clears up soon as i am NOT looking forward to a long and wet run.

    what kind of oats were in that bar?! they were so thick and chewy and delicious…. omg. you should package and sell those.

  • jenna
    September 11, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    I used half scottish oats and half Bob’s Red Mill mutligrain cereal with flax because I ran out of oats!! tehehe

  • arielle
    September 11, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    I am loving that class. I wish I was in it with you. It sounds so fun.

  • gina (fitnessista)
    September 11, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    i would loooooove to take a class about wine. it’s sad, i’m so uneducated on the subject, i just know if it’s red, i like it 😀
    i wanted to ask you if you had any good vegan dessert suggestions. girls night is at my house tomorrow (we’re making pizzas and salad) and i wanted to make something delicious and healthy for dessert. i was thinking of doing a crumble but would like something a little more exciting 😀 what do you think??

  • jenna
    September 11, 2008 at 7:56 pm


    I emailed you! 🙂

  • NJ
    September 11, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    I am truly just kidding around with you, hope you know. You seem to have a good sense of humor 🙂

    I would mos def be down to stop by your Wine Room send off… let me know what time at some point before then and I’ll introduce myself and present you with Season 1 of Newlyweds or something, ha.

    Also, next week when you hit Ethos may I STRONGLY suggest the What’s the Dilly Philly… it is out of this world.

  • tsbrown
    September 11, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Hey Jenna!!! Love your fun posts! What is the name of that restaurant that has relatively “healthy” burgers and fries? Thanks.

  • KLM
    September 11, 2008 at 9:04 pm


    Your lunch looks so good!!!! Where do you find blueberry z bars??? I love z bars, but I can only seem to find the chocolate chip ones! Good luck on your projects!

  • tsbrown
    September 11, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Jenna, I remembered! Evos- one less question for you to answer!

  • Runjen
    September 11, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    That sandwich looks so yummy!! I’m going to try that combo for lunch next week.

  • Sarah C
    September 11, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    Hey! That’s awesome that you’re doing a paper on Pacific NW wines. If you need any insight from someone who loves wine and who grew up in Oregon and now lives in Seattle, let me know! 😉

  • ModelBehavior
    September 11, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    mmm. I love sweet wines, the sweeter the better…does this mean I am not a true wine appreciator? Probably, but I don’t care, sweet wines are cheaper anyway, and they get you just as drunk 🙂

    just kidding…kind of

  • Jenny
    September 11, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Love the soup/sandwich combo, especially on a stormy day…

    Could I envy your wine class more? No, I think not! haha Have a great night 🙂

  • NJ
    September 12, 2008 at 1:56 am


    You are probably referring to Evos.