Thank you guys so much for understanding me taking the weekend off. It was a CRAZY weekend to say the very least….and now I am left with an empty house, way too many empty wine bottles and a very full inbox. Phew! I didn’t take photos of EVERYTHING I ate over the weekend (it was just too crazy!) but here are the highlights.
We enjoyed one of my favorite past-times on Friday—a food and wine pairing at the Kendall-Jackson Wine Center!
Followed by a (winter) garden tour led by Chef Ryan!
It was awesome. I could live in this garden…..if it were summer. 😉
The rest of the night was a very good lesson in why tequila and wine don’t mix. Or maybe I just should never be allowed to have tequila again. Ever, ever again.
I’ll spare you the details and instead just recount the delicious meal at Scopa!
Yummy salad with pom seeds and baked goat cheese:
Reallyyyyy yummy vino:
Adam, Christie, Alissa and I split all the above. Plus two bottles of the Rubbjano. And champagne…and tequila. Bad, bad, BAD Jenna……..
The next morning I paid in full for my antics and felt like I had been hit by a train. I made us some strong green monsters!
Plus about 10 bottles of water and this!
I rejoined the world with a hummus, cheese and avocado sandwich on whole wheat bread from the General Store:
And hid behind my big sunglasses for the rest of the day. I’ll tell you what really nipped it in the bud though, and sadly I don’t have a photo because I forgot my camera, but chicken enchiladas from the hole in the wall Mexican place near my house! You know, sometimes you just need a little grease in your life, mm? Worked like a charm and after my second wind we headed out to meet the guys to listen to a New Orleans jazz band. It was awesomeeee!!!!!
Today I dropped the girls off at the airport and detoxed my system with some cafe gratitude.
A “good for you shot” (I don’t even know what this was but I know it was healthy):
And an “I am Grateful” bowl with quinoa and veggies:
Came home to a thousand dishes to be washed and clothes to be picked up off the floor. I ended up curling up on my bed for an hour because I just couldn’t do anymore.
But then……fried chicken!
They even warmed up the honey for us!!!!
Adam and I (the Southerners) had a debate with Rocky (the Californian) about which type of honey is better. From what I can tell, local California honey is a lot thicker and more crystallized than the ooey gooey Southern honey of my youth. The flavor is good, but I have to say…I prefer Dixie.
Alright folks, that’s all I have. I’m spent, exhausted and in need of a really long hot bubble bath and my flannel pjs. 🙂
Rumor has it it’s going to SNOW tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!