Breakfast/ Lunch

Fun News and Pretzel Galore

Hi everyone! HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!!

I got great news today! I received special permission from the store manager to take all the photos I want for the blog! How cool is THAT?! Now yall can FINALLY see what I really do  every day!!!!!


This morning I had another lovely:


Followed by chocolate oatmeal and an orange during my “lunch break”:



And then for lunch, I got lucky and both my parents came to store to eat with me after my shift!! So nice of them 🙂 I made a HUGE salad from the salad bar with mixed organic greens, red onions, garbanzo beans, edamame, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and a sprinkle of craisins—all drizzled with thai peanut dressing:


Along with a little seaweed salad:


And a big chunk of my mom’s cornbread (we make the best cornbread EVER because it has creamed corn in it!):


It was soooo good and I am feeling so stuffed right now! Especially after an unpictured mini chocolate chip cookie sample. Oops. 😉

So, today at work we got goofy and made batman shaped soft pretzels—



And regular ones for the customers—


These huge soft pretzels are a new thing we are doing…..brought on by the recipe that I brought over from school! I have to take some of the fame for the pretzel craze because of that, right?! Customers go crazy for these and we have samples out all day. Sometimes we do cinnamon sugar ones as well—my favorite!

Courtney is coming over in 20 minutes for our walk and then I have to head out to the mall to go to the apple store because something is very wrong with my laptop charger (as in it is broken). Right now I am using my brother’s charger but I can’t rely on using his all the time so I have to get a new one I think 🙁

See you in a bit!

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  • VeggieGirl
    February 13, 2009 at 12:54 pm


    Have fun with dear Courtney!! 🙂

  • Meghann
    February 13, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Yay for special permission to take pics!!

    So I definitely plan on going out to lunch with you on Sunday, only you have to pick where, because I have no clue whats good in Tampa. Think of something yummy! Also, you have to show me where Greenwise is so i can purchase some of your famous bread. That oatmeal one sounded amazing!!

  • Natalie
    February 13, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Love the batman pretzel!!
    Good luck with the charger!

  • Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday
    February 13, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Hoooray, I’m glad we get to see pics of your baking!

  • fitforfree
    February 13, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    When I read about your workdays I always think “SHE IS SO LUCKY TO DO SUCH FUN STUFF AT WORK!!”—but I need to remember that it is very labor intensive too, not all fun and games 🙂 still beats sitting at a desk 🙂

  • Shelby
    February 13, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Awesome pretzel!!!

    Ooo and your chocolate oatmeal looks nummy.

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    February 13, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    So excited to see work pictures once again. Love the Batman pretzels. Please tell Miss Hungry Yogini that Heather Eats Almond Butter says “hello.” Love Courtney. 🙂

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner?
    February 13, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    I love the batman pretzel!!!

  • Melissa
    February 13, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Soft pretzels (dunked in cream cheese or Laughing Cow Light Swiss) make me swoon. Those look DELICIOUS Jenna!! And I don’t even like cornbread but that cornbread looks mighty tasty. Hope Apple can fix your problemo!

  • Sharon
    February 13, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    nah nah nah! BATMAN!!! LOL! Now you have that tune in my head!

  • Alisa - One Frugal Foodie
    February 13, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    That is some serious pretzel fun!

  • Maggie
    February 13, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    That is so awesome! I hope your boss checks out the blog 🙂

  • Emily
    February 13, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Its so exciting that you can take pictures at work now! The pretzels look great…mmmm….

  • Regan
    February 13, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    That is so neat! It looks like you work in a fun atmosphere.
    You must share that cornbread recipe (unless its a family secret) I have such a hard time making a good moist cornbread and I would loooove to try yours out!
    Have a nice weekend Jenna…whenever that starts 🙂

  • Bec
    February 13, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Bah that batman pretzel is so cool!

  • Meg
    February 13, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Love the Batman pretzels! That cornbread looks amazing!

  • Danielle
    February 13, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Can’t wait to see more pictures from work!
    The batman pretzel is cool, and your salad looks delicious!

  • Amelia
    February 13, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    OMG yay! I think your job sounds so interesting so I am really excited for work pictures!

    Looove seaweed salad. That looks yummy.

  • Rachel
    February 13, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    So excited to see on-the-job pictures! Hearing about your work is one of my favorite parts of your blog.

  • polly
    February 13, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    HOLY PRETZELS, Batman!! 🙂

    Loved that you got to have lunch with the rents, eat a yummy salad, make pretzels like a wild woman and now get to walk with SWEET Courtney! XOXO

  • Babycakes
    February 13, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    I am SO happy your boss gave you permission to take pictures at work. I love seeing what you do/make all day! And those preztels look so fun and delicious!

    Happy Friday Jenna! 🙂

  • Matt
    February 13, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Haha I bet Greenwise actually likes being on your blog! Good publicity!

    Those pretzels look awesome! Your making me hungry…

  • Kailey (SnackFace)
    February 13, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    I’m so excited we get to see pics from work now!!! That’s so great your boss is letting you do that now!

    Haha I love that pretzel!!!

    Have a wonderful rest of your Friday 🙂

  • Julie
    February 13, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Wow you must be so excited you got permission from the HBIC himself!! I look forward to seeing more behind the scenes photos!!

  • Betsy
    February 13, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Love the pics! We have an amazing bread place that makes huge, uniquely shaped loaves… like the Pittsburgh Terrible Towel and Steelers stuff. It’s really cool!

  • Fitzalan
    February 13, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Woohoo to getting approval to take pics at work! I have missed your pictures from work during culinary school!


  • Sarah (lovINmytummy)
    February 13, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    I was going to say HOLY PRETZELS BATMAN! but Polly beat me too it. Scary how much us cheezy moms think alike!

    Love that you get to share your work with us now and love the salad…I’m eating one just like it RIGHT NOW!!

  • megan
    February 13, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    i love soft pretzels! Too bad I live in a part of the country where it’s almost impossible to get a good one!

  • Sarah (Tales of Expansion)
    February 13, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    yay, such exciting news about your on-the-job photography permission!! that bat pretzel is great — there’s some real artistic talen there!

  • katecooks
    February 13, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    that’s so awesome that they are taking your ideas and running with them! u must feel proud 🙂

  • Kate
    February 13, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Awesome pretzels!!!

  • kristi
    February 13, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Thats great that you get to take pics now!! I love the batman pretzel…yummmm 🙂

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog
    February 13, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    So many awesome things!!! awesome looking salad, DELICIOUS looking soft pretzels (soft pretzels + mustard = heaven) and pictures galore! woohoo! Fridays always make for good days 🙂

  • the Clean Veggie
    February 13, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    mm oatmeal 🙂
    jenna, you must have one of the best jobs! haha.

  • BridgetP
    February 13, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Yummm, I love soft pretzels! A place near where I went to school makes them into letters, which is a really fun party “treat”- like we had the school’s initials at graduation parties or our sorority letters at parent’s weekends, etc – so fun!

  • mh
    February 13, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    yumm!! thats how I make my cornbread too and its delish!! Can you or anyone describe the taste of seaweed salad to me? I’m going to a Thai restaurant tomorrow night with my man and i’m scared to order it b/c Ive never had it before! haha! thanks!

  • K
    February 13, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    YAY!! I love your on the job pictures – that pretzel is out.of.control! Haha 🙂

  • Alicia
    February 13, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Gosh, that corn bread looks so delicious! It’s always great to see pictures of your work place and I think everyone enjoys seeing what you bake everyday. 🙂

  • Becca A
    February 13, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Yay! I’m so happy to see what you make and do in a day!

    This is sort of a random question but as the days get closer to starting pastry school for me, I keep thinking of really random things…did you have a hard time keeping your chef whites clean in class? Did you have a hard time getting them clean and pressed? Thanks 🙂

    • jenna
      February 13, 2009 at 7:29 pm


      Haha! YES and YES and YES!!!!! i am SO messy and carry tide to go with me wherever I go!!! As for keeping everything pressed—I try to catch it all right when it comes out of the dryer and then I douse with downy wrinkle release! Works like a charm!

  • Becca A
    February 13, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Thanks Jenna! I’ll definitely need to invest in both of those products!

  • caitlin
    February 13, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    oh my!!! thanks for taking pictures. i love it! were the hard pretzels i tried when i was there the same ones you made today?? so delish!!