Behind The Butter

this might scare you

Contrary to what you may believe, I’m really not housing a college age boy. I just happen to have a major shortage of tupperware tops and a top shelf dedicated to apple juice and booze.

I really need to clean out my fridge today….

But first need to find a New Years Eve outfit! Oh, and get my hair done and my eyebrows waxed.

Priorities, people.

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  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    December 22, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Girl, me too. My eyebrows are kinda scary at the moment… not that I just admitted that for the whole world to see.

  • Katie
    December 22, 2010 at 11:50 am

    EW! I hate looking inside other people’s fridges for some reason.

  • Catie
    December 22, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    I’ve got a top shelf dedicated to cheese, onions and something green and mossy. . . Ah, the bottomless pit of fridge. P.S. I found your blog not too long ago and I love it! I read it everyday!

  • Ella
    December 22, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Nothing can scare me after a horrible experience I had last week. I’m a college junior, I live with 5 other girls and this is year we have our first “big girl kitchen” complete with a family sized fridge and oven. Before we left for Christmas break we had to clean out the fridge..lets just say there was enough mold to create penicillin to cure our campus and all of the surrounding colleges of any infections. Absolutely disgusting. Learned my lesson.

    Good luck on your outfit search! Clearly thats a higher priority for me than the fridge as well haha

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    December 22, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Man I have SO much to do to get ready for the holidays. Cleaning out the fridge is last on my list, too!

  • Jackie
    December 22, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    My top shelf is dedicated to champagne too! Hellloooooo holiday season champagne sales! 🙂

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing
    December 22, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Hey, with fridges it works the opposite: all that matters is what’s on the OUTSIDE 🙂 Yours doesn’t even look that bad, just surprisingly empty!

    I need a haircut sooooo bad. Have fun with yours!

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga)
    December 22, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Your fridge is surprisingly “empty” compared to what I thought it would be (I remember the freezer pic from a few days ago), I would have thought you woulda had bowls full of a variety of doughs resting or chocolate hardening or baked goods in progress 🙂

    Condiments + booze + fresh produce + chilling homemade kombucha = my fridge.

    Have fun picking out your outfit!!!!! And your wax. Yes, priorities! 🙂

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    December 22, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    Eyebrows are definitely on my list too! Such a chore but it drives me crazy when they’re not done. Good luck with the New Year’s outfit – you sound waaay ahead of the game compared to me!

  • J.
    December 22, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Oh, I need a haircut (and more), but money is ultra-tight right now.
    Wish I had some christmas music even…my old cd’s all disappeared, and I’m not in the financial situation to be able to buy anything. Too bad about that.
    Will you be home or home for new years? (depending on what you consider “home”!).
    And where is “home”? Sometimes I hear you mention Florida…other times Charleston (I don’t know where that is). Just curious!

    • jenna
      December 22, 2010 at 12:55 pm

      I’m going “home” to georgia and then heading to Charleston for New Years Eve. Florida used to be my home, but then my parents moved away so I never go back there anymore. Now I consider wherever they are “home”. 🙂

    • Tammy
      December 22, 2010 at 4:26 pm


      Have you considered that most of your comments are passively negative? Jenna’s posts are generally light-hearted in nature, yet you manage to spin them to talk about yourself, bringing down the comments and making a heavy environment. I don’t know your life situation but we all have our own issues to deal with.

      My niece just lost all her belongings in a house fire but she is remaining as spirited as she can and trying to be positive. Be aware of how your friends respond to your actions and words. Keeping negative energy within yourself and spreading it to others will not attract people or things in your life.

      Have faith,


      • Abby
        December 22, 2010 at 6:26 pm

        If I could “like” your reply a la Facebook Tammy, I would do it a million times over.

        • Tammy
          December 23, 2010 at 5:08 am

          Thank you Abby. I was hoping I was not the only one feeling the same way but J. continues to do the same every post?

  • Lisa
    December 22, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Hahaha looks like my fridge back when I was single. Except I had half of that stuff because I ate so many frozen meals!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    December 22, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    if you wanna clean out that sabra hummus and send it this way i won’t fight you!

  • Mama Pea
    December 22, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Oh no! I just stuck your package in the mail today! I hope it gets there before you leave. I’m not sure how well the treats will keep for a couple weeks…

  • Moni'sMeals
    December 22, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    I cleaned out my fridge today too, it is sooooooooooooo much more desirable now.

    Have fun. 🙂

  • Krystina (Basil & Wine)
    December 22, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    That looks incredibly neat compared to my bedroom.

  • Maryea (Happy Healthy Mama)
    December 22, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    New Year’s Eve outfit before Christmas? You are way ahead of me!

  • Nora@LifeLifeEatRight
    December 22, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    haha my fridge looks like I live with a family of four. I love it! Not to be weird–that grainy dijon is my favorite! Good luck with the outfit can’t wait to see it!

  • Lauren
    December 22, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Glad to know im not the only one with that fridge. I say the messier the fridge the better the baker/chef!

  • Baking 'n' Books
    December 22, 2010 at 3:39 pm


    Yes – see you have your priorities in order 🙂

    • Baking 'n' Books
      December 22, 2010 at 4:27 pm

      Oh and what type of theme are you using for your blog? I love the layout and the writing font!

      • jenna
        December 22, 2010 at 4:52 pm

        thanks! I’m using Thesis right now while I work on my site redesign.

        • Baking 'n' Books
          December 22, 2010 at 6:28 pm

          Another redesign?! This one is fabulous – what more can you do! 😉 Also, is your book agent looking for anyone else right now? Y’know, just sayin’…;)

  • Christine (The Raw Project)
    December 22, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    My fridge is in much need of cleaning too, we tend to store leftovers in containers and forget about them. 😛

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    December 22, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    That’s what our fridge looks like too! Neat, clean fridges are just not as much fun :).

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss
    December 22, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Lmho ohhhh that looks tidy compared to my fridge back home 😛

  • stacey-healthylife
    December 22, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    What it looks like my fridge. I’m with ya on the new years eve outfit, times running out.

  • Annie D @ Annie's Simple Life
    December 22, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    ….our fridge looks that way too. EEK!! I totally need to clean ours out. There are some MAJOR science experiments hanging around that are yuck yuck yuck!!!

  • sirenjess
    December 22, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    That does not scare me one bit. I just want to thank you for posting the recipe for the Walmart crack cookies. They are so damn good, especially with brown sugar cream cheese frosting and x-mas sprinkles.

  • Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen
    December 22, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Your fridge looks remarkably similar to mine! haha

  • sarah
    December 22, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Totally normal. And totally comforting to see 😉

  • Lacey @ Lake Life
    December 22, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    My fridge is pretty clean (aka empty but with at least 30 condiments) right now. I’m hoping for lots of grocery gift cards for Christmas!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    December 22, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Your fridge looks like my fridge, except it’s beer not wine.

    I think your priorities are just right. No worries. 😛

  • Mackenzie @ Whatever, Gatsby
    December 22, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Man, at least your feet don’t look like a college-boy’s! Pedicure time for homegirl over here needs to get here soooon!!

  • Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher
    December 22, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Woman, eyebrows ARE priority. Well, unless you’re Frida.

  • Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles
    December 23, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Don’t feel bad. My fridge looks pretty much the same… That’s why the doors aren’t clear, right?

  • jill
    December 23, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    love it!!! so glad i’m not the only one. oooh, and high five for sabra hummus (love that stuff!) and for the “rooster sauce” (that’s what i’ve always called it as i have no idea how to say sriracha.) i would totally be at home in your fridge. and i mean that is the least weird/creepy way possible 😛

  • Dana
    December 26, 2010 at 3:24 am

    wow that one big mess. but usually during these days every one is. Hope you found a perfect outfit. 😉
    Merry Christmas!

  • Ffion
    December 29, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    I just cleaned out my fridge today. When it starts to smell funky, you know its time. I wish I got my hair done instead, it needs doing asap!