Breakfast/ Dessert/ Dinner

When I Wear My Pink High Heels…..

Well there was certainly a lot of THIS last night:

Yes, we had a fun time for sure!
Here’s a full recap:
Yesterday afternoon as I was getting dressed I made a cocktail πŸ˜‰
Mmm mmm MM! This combo of bell pepper, mini carrots, beet, apple and celery rocked! On the side, I had one of Ange’s granola bars:
The ceremony was a 6:00 Catholic Mass, however it was much abbreviated and was only 20 minutes long! Sweeeeet! Not that I don’t love the formality of long weddings but when you don’t know ANYONE in the wedding party sitting through a long wedding can be painful.
The reception was at the Venoy Golf Club and was very nice but very hot since the cocktail hour was outside! I literally had sweat running down my legs (tmi?). To cool off I had a cosmo πŸ˜‰
And then a glass of cabernet—
(um yeah, that was full at one point)
Around 8:00 we all piled into the dining room for dinner and by that time I was a hungry beastie!!! When piping hot rolls were passed around I became a maniac and tore into one with much gusto, almost swallowing it whole.
Caesar salad was then brought out and I destroyed that as well—-
And then the entree. Steak!
And then when MJ came on we hit the dance floor hard! I can’t help it. When the hot pink shoes go on, my feet just start a-dancin’!
Wedding cake came out later—
I’m sort of a cake snob…this wasn’t my style. Ryan and I split this piece though.
And then we got home around midnight! My feet were KILLING me but it was worth it!! πŸ™‚
Since its already almost 10:00 I’ll just add my breakfast post in here as well. I didn’t wake up this morning until 8:30 (!!) and the options were either rush up to the gym for a workout or make waffles and relax. I choice the latter.
I made blueberry waffles for Ryan and I using, errr, the heart smart bisquick mix. I usually use a whole wheat mix but I was all out and we needed waffles ASAP! I topped mine with earth balance and pure maple syrup and had a Morningstar Farms soysage patty on the side. With lots of water πŸ˜‰
He had a scrambled eggie!
So today I am “playing golf” (aka driving the golf cart) with my dad, Ryan, Ryan’s parents, Ryan’s sis, Erin, and her boyfriend Clark. Its a gorgeous day outside but HOT, HOT, HOT! Since I didn’t hydrate enough yesterday (and proceeded to dehydrate myself further last night), I will be packing bottle upon bottle of water today as well as a plethora of snacks. Then tonight, I’m going to the baseball game with my dad. Unfortunately there’s a very, very small window of time between golf and the baseball game so I’m not sure if I will have time to blog lunch so my next post might not come until AFTER the game tonight around 10:00. Sorry guys! I shall tweet though while I preform my duties as sole golf cart driver. πŸ˜‰

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  • Help Meghan Run
    July 11, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Have fun driving the cart. πŸ™‚ That’s the most fun part, anyway!

  • Kati
    July 11, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Sounds like a fun night! Love the pink shoes- I have some that are Candies brand and they are my faves to wear πŸ™‚ Yay for Saturday morning waffles!!!

  • M
    July 11, 2009 at 10:06 am

    You were very gracious about the red meat dinner! I’d have been horrified. It’s bad enough that the options are usual red meat, white meat, or fish meat, with no vegetarian (let alone vegan!) options. I just eat before weddings. πŸ™‚

  • MarathonVal
    July 11, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Yuck, I’m grossed out by the red meat too (but I’m a vegetarian/recent vegan). It’s bizarre not to at least ask if there are vegetarians….

    but regardless, looks like you had a great time! πŸ™‚

  • Amy
    July 11, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Hey Jenna! Looks like the wedding was a great time…I just have to say, though, in defense of the bride–it is expensive to cater a wedding these days, and sometimes venues charge up to $2 or $3 more per guest just to have an entree “option”–and that’s not including the price per guest of the entree. If you have a lot of guests, that can add up to a lot of money quickly. I am a bride-to-be with a large guest list and while it doesn’t seem like small charges like that would add up…it does. That being said, I agree with you that red meat was definitely NOT the best choice for a one entree meal. πŸ™‚ Looks like you had a great time anyway–I LOVE your shoes!

  • katie s
    July 11, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Love those shoes!!! And the dress! Looks like you had a great time last night, weddings are the best!!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance)
    July 11, 2009 at 10:23 am

    such a fun night!! Have fun driving the golf cart! Im jealous of your sunshine — it’s pouring up here!!

  • Amanda (My Summerizations)
    July 11, 2009 at 10:26 am

    the wedding looks fun despite the red meat! i’m off to work a wedding today. gotta love the summer wedding season!

  • Maria
    July 11, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Sounds like you have really fun plans tonight πŸ™‚

    Sorry to hear that they didn’t give you options at the wedding…I understand because I never eat steak and dislike red meat myself. I am picky about cakes too–not a fan of dry cakes! But at least you had a blast dancing the night away!

    HOT pink shoes are definitely the BOMB!!!! SO cute with the black dress!!! Sometimes the pain is totally worth it πŸ˜‰

  • Liz @ in the skinny
    July 11, 2009 at 10:35 am

    We didn’t have options at our wedding because my husband and two of the guests are allergic to poultry so we didn’t want anyone to get sick. Especially my husband on our wedding night!

  • Christie @ Quit Your Diet
    July 11, 2009 at 10:38 am

    I spy a tervis tumbler! We use/sell those at the golf club work for. Each employee has one in order to cut down on plastic cups.

    Looks like you had a great time last night! Enjoy your day today!

  • rachel
    July 11, 2009 at 10:40 am

    wow–it was free food! the bride and groom usually pick foods that they like–not always based around their guests’ preference. i think that is much of the joy around planning a wedding–you choose the look, feel, food etc…around your special style/taste.

    • jenna
      July 11, 2009 at 10:48 am


      Right, it was free food. I don’t mean for it to sound like I’m ungrateful at all! I just pointed out that a few people there, one even sitting at my table, were vegetarians and could only eat the roll (the salad dressing had anchovies in it). I understand its the bride’s choice but I also think in this day and age when there are so many health conscious people around you should put some thought into the meal, even it is only one option. More and more people have stopped eating red meat!

  • nicole h
    July 11, 2009 at 10:51 am

    sounds like you had a fantastic night! and i love those shoes with your dress, beautiful!

  • Madelin @ What is for breakfast?
    July 11, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Oooh I love your shoes and lace dress! Pink is my favourite πŸ™‚

  • Katrina (gluten free gidget)
    July 11, 2009 at 10:52 am

    The wedding I attended last week only had red meat at the rehearsal dinner (think Texas BBQ). Fortunately, I had to have a “special gluten free meal”, so I got grilled chicken and veggies! Score for the Celiac!

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    July 11, 2009 at 10:54 am

    It looks like you had a great time Jenna – I’m so glad. LOVE the pink heels with the black dress! πŸ™‚

  • Nicole
    July 11, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Love the pink shoes! Perfect for dancing the night away πŸ˜€

  • Jocelyn
    July 11, 2009 at 11:05 am

    love the pink shoes!
    I can’t believe they served everyone red meat!?…that is really crazy. what about the vegetarians!? lol Wow.
    Glad you had a good time though. Have fun today!

  • Recipes for Creativity
    July 11, 2009 at 11:16 am

    I also do not care for events where you get no choice of entree, but I’m so glad you didn’t go to that wedding during Meatless March πŸ™‚

    Your high heels are fabulous!

  • Shannon, The Healthy Beach Bum
    July 11, 2009 at 11:17 am

    You are definitely rockin those pink shoes miss lady πŸ™‚ Looks like SO much fun! That granola bar looks sooo delicious. Have a great day!

  • jenni
    July 11, 2009 at 11:21 am

    I love weddings and your pink shoes, although lime green is mor my style!

    I tried your pizza dough as promised last night and it was a huge hit… For everyone except my dad. He turned his nose up the second he peeked at it rising. “you said you where making pizza! That’s healthy crap! I can tell its whole wheat!” lol

    Oh well, my mom, boyfriend and I absolutly loved it! Thanks for posting the recipe again and reminding me I wanted to try it.

  • Jenny
    July 11, 2009 at 11:23 am

    what a fun night — those heels are HOT! πŸ˜‰

  • Kiersten
    July 11, 2009 at 11:23 am

    I love the pink shoes with your dress. You looked very pretty!

  • Sarah
    July 11, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    You sure looked pretty! And it looks like you had lots of fun, too.
    Have fun driving that golf cart around… But baseball with your dad should be great!

  • Lizzie
    July 11, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    I love that dress! I also go for the dinner rolls – there’s just something about them, they seem to arrive at the time where you really need some sort of energy fix! I was in a wedding a couple of weeks ago and the bread was SO good – some kind of French based dough with cranberries in it. I also attended a wedding two years ago that served the just steak option with massive baked potato – ended up sharing the vegetarian noodles with a guy who had the forethought to order it!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    July 11, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Sounds like a great evening, despite the food set-back. Loving all those dancing pics! πŸ˜‰

    Have a wonderful golf outing!!!

  • kt
    July 11, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    I really don’t think that when planning a wedding one is really concerned about who is a vegetarian, it’s their day. The previous poster was right, the cost will sky rocket when you add up all the add ons. I have been to many wonderful weddings lately and have not been asked what I want to eat.

  • Kelly
    July 11, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    I don’t know if a wedding is really “free” food haha. In my area most couples give $200 when they are going to a wedding. I realize that is a gift, but it’s nice to have something you can eat there. I guess I just relate because I can’t eat meat either- its not a choice, it really bothers my stomach. The last wedding I was at was red-meat only also, I had to ask for more rolls. Not a single female at my table ate the meat, that’s half the table! Anyway, I am in the process of planning a wedding too so I know how complicated it can get. It would be nice to at least have a vegetarian option though. Or i’ll take a kids meal πŸ™‚

  • Melissa
    July 11, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Jenna, it’s tough planning in a wedding in this hard economic time. The bridge and groom may have really wanted that place for their reception, but could only afford a basic package. I know you didn’t mean any harm, but not everyone can afford to cater to each individual’s “tastes”. Have fun golfing!

  • Caroline
    July 11, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Jenna β€” I have to agree with a few of the others about your comments regarding the wedding. While I don’t think you were intending to sound rude (I think you have a very kind heart), that’s how you came off in your comments regarding the red meat (heat, cake …). I would not be jazzed about the red meat either (I don’t eat red meat). But as a bride-to-be who is also planning her wedding, I have learned that, while it is important to keep people comfortable, you can’t make everyone happy. Weddings are expensive (!!!) and I think we all just do the best we can to make it one of the best and most blessed days of our lives. Your feelings should have been kept to yourself (or between you and Ryan). You wouldn’t say this to the bride’s face, right? But by putting on this very public site, you kind of just did β€” in addition to thousands of other people.

  • Jenna
    July 11, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    I agree with you 100% about there only being one option. Its insane when you are hosting that many people. Its just being polite to have more than one option.

    Looks like you had a great time though!!! πŸ™‚ Your outfit was perfect!

  • K
    July 11, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Sounds like a blast!! Sorry about the red meat issue πŸ™ Coming from someone who doesn’t eat any meat, I would have been a little ticked as well.

    Enjoy driving the cart today – that’s the best part!!

  • rachel
    July 11, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    i do understand the frustration of not having your entree of choice–and i know you’re not ungrateful, jenna. but i do think concur with others who commented about these economic times and the financial challenges associated with planning a wedding. yes, you may bring a gift to the wedding–but that is out of the joy of celebrating the newlyweds, it’s not required if you are going to eat the food (a wedding is not a restaurant). i think i am just a bit challenged by the lack of flexibility that many modern day women display when it comes to food. one bite of red meat never truly hurt anyone, just like one sweet or one beer won’t. i think that there is something to be learned about this from other cultures and other generations. yes, it’s okay to be picky about your food choices when you are footing the bill, but it isn’t exactly fair when you’re dining at another person’s home/event. so, best practice is to put away complaint when you’re not being catered too and put on a gracious attitude–being thankful for what is offered.
    it’s just something to consider.

  • Stefanie
    July 11, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Those waffles look good! Makes me wish I had a waffle maker at home. I’ve always loved belgium waffles!

  • pixie
    July 11, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Well put Rachel… I agree completely! Jenna.. I know it stinks not to have choices but not everyone is able to give us that. It’s all about the joyous celebration anyway right? πŸ™‚

  • M
    July 11, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    As a vegan, I expect not to eat at weddings. It’s fine. To be honest, I can’t eat at most functions, and you get used to it. (And at the functions I usually attend, you get the “option” of red meat or chicken, so vegetarians are screwed, too.)
    But I don’t think there’s ANYTHING wrong with Jenna saying she wasn’t happy that the single entree served was red meat. And I am absolutely sure the bride wasn’t thinking, “It’s my day; i don’t care if people can’t eat!”, which is what some commenters are insinuating. Jenna certainly didn’t say that, and it’s not like she made a fuss.

  • BethT
    July 11, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Some of us pay for our own weddings and serve what we can afford.

  • Laura
    July 11, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    To be honest, I think Jenna is justified in being dismayed that they were only serving red meat. Yes, your wedding is *your* day, but if you’re catering to a huge number of people, it doesn’t hurt to perhaps think through an option that is going to satisfy *most* people present. She’s quite right in that a great many people don’t eat red meat these days (and even the ones that do usually like their meat prepared a different way from their neighbour). Even if it’s expensive to have a second option, it’s *not* that much more expensive to make sure that the salad dressing is suitable for the vegetarians present and to have extra bread and maybe roasted vegetable platters or something. There are ways to make sure that people aren’t sitting there starving without breaking the budget.

    Love, love, love the shoes, Jenna!

  • Tay
    July 11, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Looks like you had a good time, but that is a huge bummer about dinner. Like you said, so many people now avoid red meat, are vegetarians, etc. ONLY red meat is crazy talk!!

  • Elizabeth S.
    July 11, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Love the pink heels and the dress! You looked gorgeous!

  • Marie
    July 11, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Wow, Jenna. I think you’re a sweet girl, but the comment about the red meat was just plain rude. It’s great to eat healthy and believe you have the right to eat healthy, but I think it’s also just as important to get off of the “health high horse” once in a while and concentrate on the other MORE important things in life, like enjoying a meal with friends and helping a couple celebrate one of the most important days in their lives.

  • M
    July 11, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Steak was certainly not the cheapest option for a meal.

  • kt
    July 11, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    This was the most important day of their lives, I’m sure they would be so hurt to see this blog and the negative comments. I always feels it is an honor to get invited to a wedding, and be a special part of “their” day. I’m sure there are plenty of etiquette books out there that should be trashed and just do whatever the heck you want.

  • Sara
    July 11, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    I really disagree with those ripping apart your opinion — it IS inconsiderate (albeit it was probably pricey anyway, and not their intention to alienate people) to offer one dish to all guests. There are so many reasons one might avoid meat: health, Kosher, vegetarian/vegan, etc. I’ve never even heard of there not being a vegetarian option available. Just ignore the meanies πŸ™‚ Really. Righteousness never got anyone anywhere.

    • jenna
      July 11, 2009 at 11:22 pm

      I was going to stay quiet and let everyone battle this one out its killing me! I wanted to apologize to those who I seemingly offended and have therefore changed the language of the post. In no way was I saying I wasn’t grateful for the meal or that the bride was senseless and I’m sorry if it came off that way. Since food has really defined my entire life, I suppose I am extra sensitive to matters such as this and this was only my opinion. I still respect the bride and groom’s decision and understand that it was THEIR day and they can choose whatever they darn well like to be served at dinner. I was only alluding to the fact that I was surprised because I knew of a few vegetarians present.

  • Rebecca
    July 12, 2009 at 11:37 am

    I am a little late reading this post/comments but I definitely don’t think you were wrong to be upset that they only offered red meat. They should have had a vegetarian option. Yes, it is their wedding, BUT they aren’t the only ones eating and not everyone eats red meat. I agree with you completely and I didn’t see your post before you edited it but I can’t picture you ever sounding rude! πŸ™‚

    That aside, I’d just like to say that I love going to weddings specifically for the food! My brother is planning his wedding now and I want to choose all the options for the buffet!