Behind The Butter

Romantic Dinner For Two

Hi guys

Hope everyone had a lovely Sunday. This morning we attempted to surf but alas, the waves were not as good as we expected 🙁


It was still beautiful outside though. To me, the ocean is almost spiritual and draws me near to God. I love having awesome conversations with Him while splashing in the waves.

Lunch was leftover shrimp, chicken, veggies and rice from last night. Loved this meal even more the second time around!


Grilled pineapple might be one of the best things ever. Seriously.

This afternoon Christie and I relaxed by the pool. It was lovely. Tomorrow we start our four day “job” at the cupcake store….should be interesting!! Things never fail to be interesting when we get together, regardless.

I snacked on a piece of toast with barney butter and preserves—


Today we also did a little shopping trip for the next few days to get some necessities


Semi-homemade pizza for dinner!! We used the whole wheat crust above and topped the pizza with leftover grilled veggies. I made a spinach salad also with olives, feta and cherry tomatoes. Twas quite the romantic dinner for two 😉



So, I’ve started to host my images through Flickr to save bandwidth and Adam’s server since he is still being kind enough to host my blog after the meltdown a few weeks ago. Let me know if you can’t see the photos or if something is malfunctioning. If this works it could be a life saver!

See you in the morning!

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  • gina (fitnessista)
    August 23, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    i had mirrasou last night and thought of you! the pizza looks so good- i’ve been hankering for some pizza for quite some time
    sorry the waves weren’t there, but looks like a beautiful day!
    have a great night 😀

  • Erica
    August 23, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    All the pictures are turning out great for me! Sounds like ya’ll are having so much fun! I agree…grilled pineapple is heavenly. Great pizza din din. Good luck with the cupcakes tomorrow

  • simpledaisy
    August 23, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Hi there…
    Sounds like a fabulous day!!
    Just to let you know…I can’t see your pictures! But who knows I always seem to have computer issues myself!!
    Have a great week!

  • simpledaisy
    August 23, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Oh nevermind! The pictures just came through!! I love the ocean shot with the surfboard….

  • Crunchy Granola Gal
    August 23, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    enrico’s pizza sauce = amazing. looks delicious!

  • angieinatlanta
    August 23, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Aw, I love friend dates! How fun!

    And I agree with the waves, or any beauty in nature like that, always making me feel closer to God.

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    August 23, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    The water look beautiful! So sorry to hear that you couldn’t surf though… something to hopefully do later in the week. 🙂

    Gotta love homemade pizza!

  • Leianna
    August 23, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    All those goodies look good and surfing sounds like fun and a great prayer/devotional time with God:)

  • katey
    August 23, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    I eat those english muffins 🙂

  • Nancy in Naples
    August 23, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Pictures came through perfectly! Sounds like you girls are having a great time just having fun together. There’s nothing like girlfriend time . . . BTW, what kind of camera are you using? Pictures are great! It’s funny, but after following your blog for a while, I find myself thinking about taking pictures of my meals, which I never did before! We also find ourselves trying to make whatever we fix (big or small) look better before putting it on the table 🙂 All thanks to you!

  • Lizzy
    August 23, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    homemade pizza sounds so delish right now. me and my mom love making together since the both of us love veggie pizza’s and i’ll literally put whatever you can think of on top of one! haha.

  • Amy
    August 23, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Hey, I see your moleskin there! That stuff is awesome. I’ve been able to run with all kinds of blisters so long as I have moleskin come to the rescue. Also, I just had that Ronzoni pasta for dinner. Sooo good! Have a good night!

  • Pam (Highway to Health)
    August 23, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Gotta love semi-homemade pizza. Quick, easy, and delicious!

  • Cynthia (It all changes)
    August 23, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Your semi homemade dinner looks delicious! I might just have to make some pizza tomorrow 🙂

  • Evan Thomas
    August 23, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    That dinner looks great. I love going out and picking out what I’m going to make for the next meal

  • Lizzie
    August 23, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Those pizza bases are my Wednesday night life-saver – so much cheaper than ordering in and you can control the toppings! Yours looks really good!
    I agree with being by the ocean and feeling spiritual. I grew up in the country and we were only there a couple of times a year, so I really appreciate it. One of the coolest things I have been able to do at the beach so far was horse-ride bareback in the water – amazing!
    Good luck with your cupcake job!

  • Chloe (Naturally Frugal)
    August 23, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Everything with the blog looks right as rain 🙂

    I wish I could go surfing, but I think the Puget Sound is a little too cold and uh, has no waves. Looks like fun!

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    August 23, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Oh my gosh that water is SO blue! I am so incredibly jealous!

    I’m glad you’re having such a blast 🙂

    Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

  • kay (eating machine)
    August 23, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    haha, is the chocolate already open in that picture?
    your pictures have been giving me some seriously blue sky envy lately btw.

    • jenna
      August 23, 2009 at 9:50 pm


      hahah yes christie ate half already 🙂

  • Lainie
    August 23, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Sorry no waves! I agree with you about the ocean – it is a wonderful, beautiful and perhaps spiritual place. Your pizza looks awesome!

  • Jolene (
    August 23, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Beautiful scene 🙂

  • Jenny
    August 23, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Glad you are having such a great time, that Mirassou Pinot Noir is my favorite! 🙂

  • Charlie
    August 23, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Haven’t tried grilled pineapple yet. Have you tried grilled peaches?

    Slice, brush the cut sides with just a touch of olive oil, and then dust them with just a touch of cinnamon and/or nutmeg before grilling.

  • chandra
    August 23, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    I agree on the grilled pineapple – Yum!! I always forget how much I like it until someone else mentions it though!

  • Jenna
    August 23, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    love making my own healthy pizza! so fun!

  • Ellen (Peace In Motion)
    August 24, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Dinner looks fab!

    Good luck with the cupcake job

  • WholeBodyLove
    August 24, 2009 at 1:12 am

    Too bad the waves didn’t arrive 🙁 But, the view looks beautiful from where you were sitting 🙂

  • Madelin @ What is for Breakfast?
    August 24, 2009 at 4:30 am

    The beach looks so good! Can’t wait for summer 🙂

  • Julia
    August 24, 2009 at 4:32 am

    That dinner looks great! And that Barney butter: really want to try it! Im from Europe and unfortunately we don’t have it here, maybe I can find another brand??
    Love the way you write in your blogs: full of energy and really inspiring!

  • Shannon
    August 24, 2009 at 5:55 am

    Grilled pineapple takes me back to my honeymoon in Hawaii. I think we had grilled pineapple with everything! Have fun making cupcakes tomorrow!

  • Christie @ Quit Your Diet
    August 24, 2009 at 6:42 am

    I am drinking a Jacob’s Creek Cab Shiraz right now. You are actually the one that got me started on reds. I am now totally in love with pinot noir!

    Have fun at the cupcake job!

  • Diane, Fit to the Finish
    August 24, 2009 at 7:02 am

    Oh, I so miss the beach. Beautiful pictures, and the food looks awesome as always.

  • sirenjess
    August 24, 2009 at 7:09 am

    Is that a pinot noir?

  • Jess
    August 24, 2009 at 7:25 am

    I’d love to be able to enjoy such a beautiful beach! I LOVE the ocean too, it is so very calming.

  • Laura's year in pictures
    August 24, 2009 at 8:10 am

    Shoot! I cannot see the pictures at work if they are posted on Flickr. Now I cannot slack. Guess I’ll have to start actually working. 😉

  • Gracie
    August 24, 2009 at 8:27 am

    Gotta love seeing an Aussie in picture! Nice choice, Jenna 🙂

  • Sarah
    August 24, 2009 at 9:11 am

    That pizza looks great! Have fun with the cupcakes 😉

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    August 24, 2009 at 9:37 am


  • Whitney
    August 24, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Love the surf pictures! this makes me want to live near the ocean so badly!

  • Emily Eats
    August 25, 2009 at 3:49 am

    That beach looks like heaven to me…