Behind The Butter


I am thankful for….going home on Thursday!

That means gingerbread chai tea lattes, puggles in my bed, chocolate dipped bacon, an actual mall, pedicures with my mom, a dishwasher, my old pajamas from ninth grade, all my cookbooks, southern accents, walks with my mom, movies with my dad, coffee every morning, chocolate bread, our christmas tree, free wifi and raiding my mom’s shoe collection.

What are you thankful for today?

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  • Bobbi
    December 19, 2010 at 11:02 am

    I’m thankful for chamomile tea in 12-degree Ohio weather, a break from work and time to cook! Thanks for providing some great recipes 🙂

  • Madeleine @ Stepping to the Bright Side
    December 19, 2010 at 11:30 am

    BEING home! I got here Thursday- and was actually in Charleston until yesterday. Much colder than I’m used to in LA, but I dig it 🙂

  • 'laina
    December 19, 2010 at 11:35 am

    I’m thankful for the Dutch Bros travel coffee mug/ french press combo that my stepsons bio mom gave me for Christmas; for your flourless mini cake and brown sugar buttercream frosting recipes- they were amazing together (and the buttercream was amazing by the spoonful, and on graham crackers, and anything else I could schmear it on); and for the the fact that even tho Christmas is going to be meager this year, I get to spend it with my family surrounding me. Merry Christmas- I’m so happy that you get to go home. 🙂

  • Cecilia
    December 19, 2010 at 11:36 am

    I am thankful for being able to run through a snowstorm, and ending said run by eating homemade cookies and chocolate truffles.

  • Amanda (Eating Up)
    December 19, 2010 at 11:40 am

    I’m thankful that I got to come home yesterday! Yay for being with family!

  • Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    December 19, 2010 at 11:41 am

    i’m thankful for church this morning and then lunch & a walk with my husband…. and then being home in the nice & cozy apt 🙂

  • Keri
    December 19, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Aww have fun at home! I am thankful for family and the weekend 🙂

  • Lauren
    December 19, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Getting home this weekend! Also, tons of cookie baking in an actual kitchen (compared to college size kitchens).

  • Sana
    December 19, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Have an amazing trip home 🙂

  • Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness)
    December 19, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Aww, so sweet! I hope you enjoy your holiday. I’m sure it always feels great to be “home” again. 🙂

    Today I’m thankful for Lowe’s online shopping! I am not in the mood to wander around that zoo the weekend before Christmas so I ordered everything online and now I just have to go pick it up.

  • Laine
    December 19, 2010 at 11:56 am

    The free range chicken roasting in a dutch oven with potatoes, celery and carrots. My Christmas tree. Sam Adams Chocolate Bock.

  • Moni'sMeals
    December 19, 2010 at 11:59 am

    Have a great trip! Sounds just perfect.

    I am grateful for so much. 🙂

  • Krystina (Basil & Wine)
    December 19, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    I’m glad you get to go home. 🙂 Gingerbread chai tea latte’s sound amazing.

    I’m thankful for finally having someone to wake up to in the morning.

  • Jaclyn
    December 19, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    That’s quite a list!! I am thankful for going home tonight too! That means seeing my sister whom I haven’t seen in over a month (!), walks, movies, good food, baking, cooking, Christmas things, my doggie, my kitty, raiding the panty ;), my big bed, and more !!!!
    Have a great week home!

  • Mabelle @ Dance, Love, Dine
    December 19, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Loving the list. We love similar things 🙂 I am thankful for my family, my friends, the magic of xmass season, being able to lead a healthy life, the greatness of my present and the wonderful spontaneity of the future. ENJOY BEING HOME!!!!

  • Detroit Runner
    December 19, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I’m thankful that everyone is healthy this year!

  • A Teenage Gourmet (Sami)
    December 19, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    My mommy.

  • Anna
    December 19, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    I’m thankful for sleeping in, warm sunshine, Indian brunch, a happy kitty, holiday coffee, and fake fur.

    Enjoy your time at home!

  • Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga)
    December 19, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    I love that you are thankful to be going home…and to spend time w/ your mom…that’s wonderful!

    I hope my daughter feels that way when she’s older about me.

    I am thankful to be in Aruba today. Celebrating my hub’s bday. With our daughter. No complaints from paradise 🙂

    • Erin W.
      December 19, 2010 at 3:03 pm

      I love Aruba. Make sure you have dinner at The Flying Fishbone. It’s amazing!

  • Faith @ lovelyascharged
    December 19, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    I’m thankful for my version of a perfect Sunday – sleeping in, a great workout, football, baking, and general relaxation!

    Have a great time at home!

  • Baking 'n' Books
    December 19, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    How long do you get to stay home for and is Adam going with you? Will you bake at home as well – or do you leave that for your Mom? 🙂

  • Amalfi Girl (Eat, Run, Have Fun!)
    December 19, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Chocolate covered bacon? Seriously? 😉

  • Lisa
    December 19, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    That there are only 5 more sleeps until my Mum arrives for Christmas!

  • A.
    December 19, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    I am thankful that despite being alone again on christmas, I am not in a hospital.

    I am thankful that despite binging the last couple of nights, I still eat normally the next day.

    I am thankful that despite suffering from a chronic illness and unable to exercise to make up for these binges, at least I can shower all by myself.

    I am thankful to live where there is no war outside my front door.

    I am thankful that I am not one of the many thousands of parents trying to support kids this season after losing their jobs and foreclosing their homes.

    I am thankful.

  • grocery goddess jen
    December 19, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Good for you, Jenna! I’m thankful for my little home and my little family.

  • Gabby (Quest for Delicious)
    December 19, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    I’m thankful for having a break from school to relax and do what I want (i.e. finally start my blog!) and for rain in Las Vegas. (:

  • Gabby (Quest for Delicious)
    December 19, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    I’m thankful for having a break from school so I can relax and do what I want (i.e. finally start my blog!) and for rain in Las Vegas. (:

  • Lauren at KeepItSweet
    December 19, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    can you send some puggles my way?! i am thankful for my family and my very good friends

  • Jessica
    December 19, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    I am thankful for my family, friends & my health. I try to remind myself to be thankful for those things every single day!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    December 19, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Chocolate dipped bacon? Pretty sure we were separated at birth!

  • Dee
    December 19, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    I’m thankful for having only 3 more days of work. 🙂

  • Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel
    December 19, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    im thankful that im reconnecting with an ex…we broke up over silly silly means..and were split apart by distance…and now he’s taking me skiing next week <3 <3

  • Ashley
    December 19, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    I’m also thankful for home. Bo and I head home to Savannah on Wednesday morning and I can’t wait for a full size refrigerator, a pantry, a fireplace, a CAR, and family. I’m not so sure about your reference to a real mall. Which mall would that be? 🙂

  • M
    December 19, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    I’m thankful for getting my hung-over self to yoga this morning, for a great yoga class, for having the reflection during class that I need to be more mature and stop fighting with my mom so much..some things just don’t cut it anymore at age 22. I’m thankful for the tasty lunch I just had, for peanut butter, and for the scallops caesar salad i’m making for dinner, and for getting to see one of my oldest friends tonight for the first time in months.

  • Sara
    December 19, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Whole Foods. Everywhere but there seemed to be out of peppermint flavor extract. I was about to cry until I found it there. Thank you Whole Foods!

  • Jess-The SemiAbnormal Gal
    December 19, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Welcome home (nearly) Florida Gal!

    Beautiful picture. Where did you shoot it?

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    December 19, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Have a wonderful time at home! Today I am thankful that the Husband did some things on the Honey Do List!

  • Lacey @ Lake Life
    December 19, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Definitely the same thing! I have been at my parents house all weekend and will be back on Wed night thru the day after Christmas. You know what they say, there’s no place like home for the holidays!

  • Mom
    December 19, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    I am so very thankful that you will be home in just a few days… And that Adam will be coming shortly after. We are blessed ~

  • Jessica, Haute Teapot
    December 19, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    I just got into Charleston from LA today and am thankful for: having Tito’s Tacos twice while I was there, the heavenly Thai massage I fit into my schedule, no accidents despite all the rain, great co-workers, challenges that make me love my job, having my first Korean BBQ (and calling it a success), and seeing my cousin who became a Dr. after so many years and going out for Peruvian with her (first time!). Thankful for being home now after no-delays with my flight and being with a wonderful God-blessed family and for the reason for the holiday, Christ. It’s good to be thankful.

  • Jin
    December 19, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Going home on Thursday too! From Toronto to Vancouver..Haven’t seen my family for 4 months and this solitary dorm life has left me hankering for real food…. so sick of eating sandwiches day in and day out. I’m really looking forward to having my mom’s meals, walks with her, lounging around and doing yoga whenever I want to…

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin
    December 19, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    I’m thankful for being home for the holidays (which means having my mom make me coffee every morning)! 😀

  • Abbey
    December 19, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    I have a puggle! What’s your puggle’s name? My guy is Frank and he’s the cutest, most personable little puddin-head. Love them so much!

    • jenna
      December 19, 2010 at 8:48 pm

      mikan! he’s a cutie 🙂

  • Amy K. @ Onehealthypeanut
    December 19, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    I LOVE going home and having my parents take care of me!!!

  • JessicaEn
    December 19, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    I’m thankful for no anxiety/depression, sobriety, my Husband and Kittehs, candy canes, chocolate having a job, and and Christmas time. 🙂

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    December 20, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Where does one find gingerbread chai tea lattes?

  • Emily @ For Sweets Sake
    December 20, 2010 at 5:18 am

    I’m going home on Thursday too! I can’t wait! I’m counting down the seconds!

  • Caree @ Fit-Mama
    December 20, 2010 at 7:10 am

    I am thankful for a short work week!! And hopefully not a stressful week too. Also thankful to see my parents on Thursday who are driving in from out of town!

  • Erica
    December 20, 2010 at 11:15 am

    I am thankful to be here with my family as a healthy Mama. <3

  • Kim
    December 21, 2010 at 9:41 am

    I’m thankful for my boyfriend, my sister, my brother, my mother. For what God’s done in all of our lives this year. And for a month to relax and recover from a tough semester. Also thankful to have food to eat and the health I do have … even if I secretly wish I could eat flour and sugar. 😉

    Hope you have a great trip home!!