It’s just as rainy and blah as it was yesterday but I’m in much better spirits. Maybe vino has something to do with it? 😉
I great cardio workout at the gym (30 minutes on the arc trainer + sit-ups on the bosu ball), a nonfat hazelnut latte and then met my friend Ali for lunch at Willow Wood in Graton. Had the most delicious toasted ham, brie and pear sandwich!
Tres French! 🙂 It came with a random side of pasta that I didn’t eat…the sandwich was incredibly filling!
After lunch we headed over to Hartford Family Winery for their holiday party. It was a blast and I ADORE their wines!
I think my two favorites were the Fog Dance Pinot and the Hailey’s Pinot….I picked up a bottle of both. My kind of Pinot….rich, juicy and filled with fruit!
Tonight I’m going to dinner and a movie. 🙂 I’m pretty excited because I’ve been wanting to see The Blind Side foreverrrrr (especially after Polly’s review!!)!
Stay warm and dry….I’ll be back!
lindsayDecember 12, 2009 at 4:39 pm
I just love Pinot! I’m totally going to hunt for those two, I love a nice juicy red. Enjoy the movie!!
Evan ThomasDecember 12, 2009 at 4:45 pm
That sandwich sounds sooo good!
SarahDecember 12, 2009 at 4:49 pm
you’ll love the movie! i want to see it again 🙂
Light Delight with TouTouDecember 12, 2009 at 4:50 pm
So finally you got your Pinot 😀 the winery trip looks well worth it! 😀
KristenDecember 12, 2009 at 4:53 pm
Pear + brie is always a winner!! Have a nice evening!
JennaDecember 12, 2009 at 5:03 pm
that sandwich looks amazing
legalstyleDecember 12, 2009 at 5:07 pm
ohh i’ll be on the lookout for those pinots! enjoy dinner + movie!
Jessica @ How Sweet It IsDecember 12, 2009 at 5:09 pm
Brie, ham and pear?! Ohmigosh!
Cynthia (It All Changes)December 12, 2009 at 5:10 pm
I really want to see that movie too. I’m a sucker for a good true story.
KristenDecember 12, 2009 at 5:17 pm
That sandwich looks so good! I get a lot of ideas for recipes from food bloggers eat. You ate a gorgonzola and caramelized onion pizza once now I make it all the time at home. Now I’ll have to try to make the sandwich 🙂
CarolynDecember 12, 2009 at 5:27 pm
I had a similar sandwich for lunch!!
Katy @ These Beautiful FeetDecember 12, 2009 at 5:34 pm
A sandwich with a side of pasta? That’s great. 🙂 Glad you had a fun time at the party! Enjoy the movie, can’t to hear how you like it! I still need to go out and see it.
LindsayDecember 12, 2009 at 5:35 pm
Hartford is great… LOVE that place! It’s gorgeous and their wines are terrific.
PS. I just booked a hotel in Napa for my birthday weekend! Yay for wine tasting…
Meghan@traveleatloveDecember 12, 2009 at 5:38 pm
I cry watching the Blind Side commercials! Hope you enjoy. Pinot is one of my favorites, but Sonoma Zinfandels are slowly passing it by!
kristi (sweet cheeks)December 12, 2009 at 5:57 pm
Oh I want to see that movie too! Hope you have a great time!
lzDecember 12, 2009 at 5:57 pm
Jenna, you sound like you had a fantastic day! The sandwich looks scrumptious. Enjoy the movie!
Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the RunDecember 12, 2009 at 6:01 pm
I really want to see that movie! Review please? =)
Heather @ sugar & spiceDecember 12, 2009 at 6:36 pm
Wow, the sandwich looks amazing! Hope the movie was as good as everyone says it is! 🙂
MattDecember 12, 2009 at 6:45 pm
I want to see the blindside too! I have heard it is really good!
eatmoveloveDecember 12, 2009 at 6:51 pm
I never wanted to see The Blindside…until I kept hearing such good things about it!! Can’t wait to hear a review!
And yes, vino makes most things better.
How are you feeling about being away for the Holidays Jenna? I think it’s great that you have such great friends there that make for family kind of 🙂
Also, I love your sandwiches! I’ve been into them lately myself. That toasted bread looks delish!
Sam (Merit to the Carrot)December 12, 2009 at 7:12 pm
That sandwich looks scrumptious. Especially with the pear! Fruit in sandwiches is always good.
The Blind Side is such a good movie! So heart warming 🙂 Enjoy!
LizDecember 12, 2009 at 7:28 pm
off to go drink wine…random malbec nabbed from my fiance at the end of their x-mas party, beggars, well, stealers can’t be choosers
Still Life in South AmericaDecember 12, 2009 at 8:06 pm
A sandwich with pasta on the side? Wha?!?
Your Pinots look delicious. Let us know your thoughts on the movie.
emilyDecember 12, 2009 at 8:15 pm
Let us know what you think of the movie, I loved it! I think I love anything with Sandra Bullock in it.
ChelseaDecember 12, 2009 at 9:04 pm
Love the title 🙂 That sandwich looks DIVINE!
AndreaDecember 12, 2009 at 10:06 pm
I’m not really into blogs that much, but yours is the only one I really do follow. I really enjoy your blog and am looking forward to your book coming out! Best wishes with your book.. and books to come! 🙂
Madelin @ What is for Breakfast?December 12, 2009 at 10:33 pm
What an interesting sounding sandwich combo but it looks incredible! I love a good sandwich, yum yum!
christie, honoring healthDecember 13, 2009 at 5:09 am
That sandwich sounds divine! And the pinot, oh the pinot.
NicoleDecember 13, 2009 at 5:09 am
Pairing a sandwich with a pear and a great cheese is sooooo good!! Ham is the icing on top!!!
Anna @ Newlywed, Newly VegDecember 13, 2009 at 6:12 am
Oh, I want to see that movie!! I heard it was a real tear-jerker 🙂
Your sandwich looks awesome! As usual!
Anna @ Newlywed, Newly VegDecember 13, 2009 at 6:13 am
Okay, and I just read the title of this post and got it…funny stuff 🙂
KarlaDecember 13, 2009 at 7:00 am
I want to see the Blind Side! Hope you have fun!!
That sandwich looks delicious too!
JilDecember 13, 2009 at 7:34 am
That sandwich sounds amazing…anything with brie on it gets an “A+” in my book. haha 🙂
diana(mymarble rye)December 13, 2009 at 7:34 am
brie+pear= best sandwich combo ever…other than pb&j of course.
BrittanyDecember 13, 2009 at 7:50 am
Heather @ Get Healthy With HeatherDecember 13, 2009 at 8:08 am
Yumm your sandwich looks divine. Pinot is the best in my book too!
Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)December 13, 2009 at 8:12 am
Friends and delicious gourmet sandwiches can definitely lift one’s mood. Hope the weather cheers up for you!
Sabrina (RhodeyGirl Tests)December 13, 2009 at 9:45 am
What a fun sandwich!!! I wish I liked brie because I always think that sandwiches with brie and fruit are so fun.
JessDecember 13, 2009 at 9:55 am
Oh yum – melty brie cheese in cold weather is perfect? Pairing it with Pinot makes it SUBLIME! I’m SO jealous of how wonderful your time in CA is going!
I can’t wait to see how the Blind Side was!
monicaonthego.comDecember 13, 2009 at 5:25 pm
I love brie and pear together. That sandwich looks amazing. I heard that was a really good movie.
LindsayDecember 13, 2009 at 6:17 pm
LOL I just got the pun. “Pinot” envy. Excellent!