Monday, August 23, 2010

A cabin weekend

Erik and I spent a relaxing weekend at a cabin in Wisconsin.  It was very rustic, peaceful and lovely.  It was a much needed weekend with just the two of us and it was awesome, every minute.  I documented our trip through photos and I hope you enjoy!
The cabin we stayed at was located on the Black River.  On Saturday morning it was hazy and beautiful.
We made a scramble for breakfast with yellow tomatoes, red peppers, potatoes, bacon, eggs and cheese.  It was delicious.  Aren't those tomatoes gorgeous?  After breakfast we went on a hike. 

In the afternoon we headed to the beach for a picnic.  We found an absolutely perfect spot right on the water with a cute picnic table.
I have to give my honey some credit for putting up with me because we can't do anything normal like just have a picnic.  We have to have a picnic photo shoot (fellow bloggers, I know you understand!).  But...after noting that "people are staring honey" he relaxed and enjoyed the picnic.  We had great food after all.  We strayed from the menu I originally planned though.
Mason jars have so much utility, I used them for storing all the food.
I made tomato bruschetta with a favorite, easy recipe. 



1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Baguette, bread or crackers


Drain the can of tomatoes.  Combine tomatoes, garlic, basil, balsamic vinegar, oilive oil and parmesan cheese in a bowl.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Chill for 30 minutes to an hour. 

Top bread with tomato mixture and serve.
I made really good sandwiches and wrapped them  in parchment paper tied with baking twine. Cute!

The sandwiches were made with herb bread I purchased at the Minneapolis Farmers' Market. They had provolone cheese, yellow tomatoes, avocados, bacon and mustard.

After the picnic we grabbed a couple beers and sat outside of the cabin, overlooking the river.
When the bugs got bad we headed into the porch to play a few games of Yahtzee.  I won two out of three. Yes!
And then there was the sunset, the perfect, unbelievable sunset. 
What a perfect weekend it was...


  1. Glad you were both able to relax and enjoy spending alone time together! All of the food looked fantastic.

  2. Fabulous photos Jenna - I felt like I was really there and I am on the other side of the world!! Looked like a wonderful weekend. Leanne x

  3. You are so hilarious! Looks like you had a ton of fun. Give Erik my props for putting up with your photo shoots:)

  4. well we all appreciate your photo shoots. :)

  5. Great photos Jenna! Looks like the perfect weekend :)

  6. i am in love with your picnic the wrapped sandwiches...the mason jars...the bunting ...all of it...

    what a wonderful weekend you had...

    and aren't our bloggy husbands lovely when they just run with it and know that these moments just sometimes need to also be a photo shoot!


    melissa x

  7. beautiful weekend! great photos Jenna!
    Best Regards

  8. This looks heavenly! I'm glad you had such a great weekend!

  9. Hahaha... I loved this post and am glad you took time to take the photos whether people were staring or not. :)

  10. This looks like the most beautiful vacation! Wow!

  11. Looks like a wonderful, well-deserved getaway for you and Erik! :)

  12. Unreal photos! Seriously, looks like a calendar. Ohhh, you should make an Eat Drink Pretty calendar!!

  13. I know my comment will sound redundant after reading the others but it's so true - looks amazing. Love how you captured everything! xxx

  14. OMG, your picnic is on my 101 list 1001. everything was perfect :) I'm using your idea of storing everything in the mason jars! Also, did you make the fabric banner? If so would you post the how to, it's adorable!!! This post has made my day.

  15. What a great romantic get away you guys had! Love the yummy food pics and that sunset looked amazing!!!


  16. I laughed at your comment about how you and Erik can't have a simple meal without it turning into a photo shoot! Just tonite, I made our dinner and the hubby and kids had to sit and just stare at their meal on the table while I took photos of it at every angle!
    Your vacation photos are beautiful...

  17. looks like a little slice of heaven! so cute how you documented it all. thank you for sharing.

  18. Beautiful pictures as always! I love the sandwiches wrapped in pretty twine.

  19. Lovely! My kind of picnic too!