Dessert/ Dinner/ Lunch

Soul Food Sunshine

Hey guys!

Hope everyone had a great Thursday. It was my last day of work at the winery until 2010…crazy! I was sort of running around like a chicken with its head cut off this morning and didn’t have time to pack a lunch so I ran to the General Store right before work to grab a sandwich.

The veggie veggie!


This sandwich is my faaaavorite! It has all sorts of veggies on it, plus cilantro hummus, guacamole and pepperjack cheese. So good. 🙂

Snack was a bar from the depths of my purse—


And after work I headed to Adam and Rocky’s for some homemade fried chicken! The guys got to work in the kitchen—


Adam made these delicious crab cakes with dungeness crab at work today and seared them off at the house. Paired them with some KJ chardonnay for a little appetizer:



Rocky fried the chicken and I made the mashed potatoes!



We also had grilled broccolini—


It was seriously some of the BEST fried chicken I’ve ever had!!!


I also made some brownies with Kodiak mix!!


These were delicious and 100% whole wheat…the guys loved them too!


My belly is very happy right now 🙂


The weather is supposed to get really icky tonight and tomorrow. I miss my Florida sunshine!

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  • Ameena
    December 10, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    How is it that every single thing you eat looks 100% better than what I eat? 🙂

    The brownies look delicious!

  • Chelsea
    December 10, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    I’m going to have to check out those brownies. Fried Chicken done right is always soooooo good 🙂

  • Karla
    December 10, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Wow I need to make more friends with sweet cooking skills!

    I miss the California sunshine! It’s 16 degrees right now here in Ithaca, NY! Burrrr!

  • Julia
    December 10, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Looks like a great night!
    And those brownies look awesome!
    Have a great Friday – I hope the weather warms up a little!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    December 10, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    I wish I had 2 guy friends to cook with!!! Sounds like loads of fun!

  • Mackenzie
    December 10, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Looks awesome! 🙂 That makes me really want to have some brownies and ice cream, fo’ sho!

    Hahah, you’re not missing too much in Florida (I’m from Orlando). It’s been pretty murky and nastaay down here! Cold, murky, but still nice? 🙂 I kind of love Florida when it’s a bit nippy and dark, I’m a bit weird 🙂

  • amber
    December 10, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    looked like a fun night. WOW, grilled broccoli I have never done that before.

  • Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run
    December 10, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Cookin’ with the fellas – how fun!

  • legalstyle
    December 10, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    I wish my guy friends would cook for me!

    Will you be heading home to FL for christmas? psyched, no?

  • Liz
    December 10, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Girl, your brownies are tempting me…don’t make me whip out my Dunkin Hines box mix…also, homemade fried chicken, how can you handle all this wonderfulness?!

  • Carbzilla
    December 10, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    I bought a box of those Kashi rolls at Costco – YUCK!!!! Maybe they were a stale batch!

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    December 10, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Those brownies look awesome! So cool that they are whole wheat!

    P.S. I have a Plan a Meal bundle Giveaway on my blog, if you or any of your readers are interested! Thanks!

  • Tamzin
    December 11, 2009 at 12:17 am

    Yummy I love crab cakes and boy does that brownie look good! x

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    December 11, 2009 at 1:05 am

    That all looks so delicious! So lucky to have ‘the boys’ closeby and that they can cook. Fried chicken–yum. It’s already raining here in Carmel but sounded nice on the roof and windows as I did lots of updates on my blog including adding a prawns and pasta recipe. Looked up factoids on the California fishing industry [speaking of Dung. Crabs–big day in SF the start of the season] and discovered that Monterey is the only place in Calif where harvest spot prawns all year…in southern Calif it’s seasonal. I always miss sun in the rain too, but, then after the rain it’s so beautiful.

  • christie, honoring health
    December 11, 2009 at 2:44 am

    Fried chicken and crab cakes all in one dinner, sounds delicious!

  • Erin
    December 11, 2009 at 2:55 am

    I think that so far, you’ve called EVERY meal in California the “best I’ve had.” 😉

  • candice
    December 11, 2009 at 3:03 am

    I wish I knew someone who could deep-fry things! 😯 Everything that goes into your mouth just looks… amazing!

  • M
    December 11, 2009 at 3:20 am

    You are the most photogenic girl in the world — I’ve never seen a bad picture of you!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    December 11, 2009 at 3:28 am

    What a fabulous day of eats! The meal with the boys looks outstanding in particular.

    Also, I LOVE those Kashi rolls, I don’t know what I did before I discovered them.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    December 11, 2009 at 3:31 am

    Last day of work til 2010?! You lucky girl!!

  • Stephanie
    December 11, 2009 at 3:49 am

    Love the southern fried chicken meal, looks soooo good and 8000 times better than anything from a restaurant – glad you had a great foodie night and that you are off work til 2010!

  • Brittany
    December 11, 2009 at 4:04 am

    I love that you love fried chicken!

  • Jordan @ Salt Sweat Sugar
    December 11, 2009 at 4:29 am

    There’s nooooo sunshine here right now! It was like 80 two days ago, but now it’s in the 50’s and gray!

  • Brittney
    December 11, 2009 at 4:36 am

    It’s 20 degrees here in Ohio right now. Ugh. I’m not ready for winter.

    Yay for brownies 🙂

  • Sarah (Finding My Balance)
    December 11, 2009 at 4:38 am

    I love me some good fried chicken. And that looks like the REAL DEAL. Yum!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    December 11, 2009 at 4:51 am

    What a treat!

    I haven’t had fried chicken in ages!

  • Abbys Vegan Eats
    December 11, 2009 at 4:57 am

    That grilled broccolini looks amazing!!! YUM

  • amanda
    December 11, 2009 at 5:03 am

    What a great “comfort” meal. Everything looks delicious like always. 🙂

  • Kristen
    December 11, 2009 at 5:08 am

    I love comfort food… but then again who doesn’t! I really do need to find some of that Kodiak mix near me.

  • Jess (A Fete For Food)
    December 11, 2009 at 5:09 am

    Those Kashi Roll bars are like crack… 🙂 SOO good!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    December 11, 2009 at 5:12 am

    What Southern girl doesn’t love good fried chicken?

    It looks like you’re still getting some good Southern eats, even though you’re away from the “homeland” 🙂

    That brownie mix looks good! I have a secret love for brownies from a box 🙂

  • Light Delight with TouTou
    December 11, 2009 at 5:27 am

    That brownie looks soooo good! very moist 😀 I like that kind of texture!

  • Jolene (
    December 11, 2009 at 5:39 am

    So are you on holidays now?

  • Kasey @ Fit For Wellness
    December 11, 2009 at 5:50 am

    100% whole wheat brownies?! I have got to try those 🙂

  • Meagan
    December 11, 2009 at 5:55 am

    Oh my, your southern food always makes my mouth water!! So glad you had a good night & HAPPY VACATION!

  • Pam
    December 11, 2009 at 5:59 am

    Looks like SO much fun!


  • Jenna
    December 11, 2009 at 6:25 am

    looks like yet another awesome night!

  • skinnyrunner
    December 11, 2009 at 6:39 am

    your mashed potatoes, along with everything else, looks so yummy and comforting.
    my brothers and dad are commercial dunge crabbing right now off the west coast. thats some good eatin’.

  • diana(mymarble rye)
    December 11, 2009 at 6:40 am

    I wanna try that brownie mix! Give away alert? 🙂

  • lz
    December 11, 2009 at 6:50 am

    Jenna, your meals today look so mouthwatering! Fresh, homemade food shared with friends is the absolute best!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    December 11, 2009 at 6:51 am

    I wish I was eating that sandwich right now . . . man your pics are so good!

  • Katie
    December 11, 2009 at 6:55 am

    Oh wow great looking crab cakes!

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    December 11, 2009 at 6:55 am

    That looks like such a perfect night! Such a lucky girl to have these boys cook for you!!

    And man. I really need to pick up that brownie mix.

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    December 11, 2009 at 6:57 am

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  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen)
    December 11, 2009 at 7:01 am

    Where can I find the kodiak mixes??? Those brownies look so good.

    And if you’re ever in NYC, come up to visit me in Harlem – Sylvia’s makes the best fried chicken and collard greens!

  • Katy @ These Beautiful Feet
    December 11, 2009 at 7:22 am

    Wow, already done with work at the winery? They slow down early! How exciting though to get an early vacay, although your job looks pretty much amazing so I don’t know if it’s really that exciting to be done. 🙂 When are you heading to Florida?

  • Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen
    December 11, 2009 at 7:33 am

    Fried chicken is awesome! You guys clearly know your Southern food!

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    December 11, 2009 at 7:34 am

    That sandwich looks seriously amazing!! You’ve got me craving one now :O) Congrats on being done with work (well one job at least) until 2010!

  • Carolyn
    December 11, 2009 at 8:40 am

    Wow!! How’d you get so much time off?! 🙂

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    December 11, 2009 at 8:43 am

    that is one AMAZING looking sammie! love the combo of guac and pepperjack!

  • Katie
    December 11, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Oh my that sandwich looks goooood!!

  • Leah
    December 11, 2009 at 8:56 am

    That sandwich looks wonderful! I would put cilantro on everything if I could!

  • Erin @ Big Girl Eats
    December 11, 2009 at 9:06 am

    That sandwich looks so good! I looveeeee broccolini!

  • Jill
    December 11, 2009 at 9:11 am

    I’m going to have to try those Kashi bars, they look great. And yum on the grilled broccoli, I’ve never done it like that but would love to give it a try. Everything looks device – will you come over to my house and cook for me??? 🙂 Happy weekend!

  • Naomi(onefitfoodie)
    December 11, 2009 at 9:18 am

    homemade fried chicken!? Sounds great and certainly beats KFC 🙂
    Brocollini is SO good and flavorful, happy friday, girl!

  • Amanda
    December 11, 2009 at 9:51 am

    That looks soooo good! For some reason I want chicken and mashed potatoes now…

  • Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers)
    December 11, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Oh, your sandwich looks so good!

  • Susan
    December 11, 2009 at 10:28 am

    That sandwich looks so good!

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    December 11, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Wow. I haven’t had good fried chicken in ages. I don’t really like to deep fry at home (oil splatter – oh my…) but it’s hard to find something like fried chix in Chicago!
    Guess I’ll need to take a trip to the south soon!

  • Suzanne
    December 11, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    I didn’t want to reply on your other thread because there are so many posts. I just wanted to let you know that Safeway sells Kodiak cakes for $5.99, but it’s almost always on sale for $4.99. It’s way cheaper than what you said you’ve been paying.

  • Amy
    December 11, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Hey Jenna~
    are you and Adam dating?
    just curious!


  • Jil
    December 11, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Oh, lucky girl! Such a great sounding meal! That fried chicken looks sooo good!