Behind The Butter

issues of urgency

I seem to be having some issues today.

eggs, milk, cream and a very unruly leek are involved…as well as my sanity.

When you start talking to your cat in a British accent, almost set the house on fire and get egg yolks in places egg yolks should never, ever (ever) be….you know you have a problem.

Let’s just say at a time like this, I’m channeling my inner Nigella Lawson and anxiously cracking the oven door open every forty two seconds to make sure all, in fact, is not lost.

…I’m working on a new recipe….I’ll have it for you tomorrow. If my oven is still standing.

over and out.

send help…and chocolate.

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  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    November 10, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Everyone has issues and at least you’re happy sharing yours with the world! ha. i HATE breaking eggs on the floor though… ugh!

  • Debbie Phan
    November 10, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    So excited for the new recipe! Awesome 🙂

  • Erika @ Food.Fitness.Fun
    November 10, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Aw, today is definitely not your day! 😕
    Hey, it’s nothing a little Nutella can’t solve, right? 😉

  • Mary (Sisters Running the Kitchen)
    November 10, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I can only imagine how hectic it must be over there…. just wanted to point out that you spelled Urgency wrong! no worries but thought you may want to edit that. Can’t wait to see the new recipe.

    • JC
      November 11, 2010 at 4:42 am

      You also used the wrong “leek.” I was looking for the food when in fact you were talking about a “leak.” Food on the brain? 🙂

      • jenna
        November 11, 2010 at 7:02 am

        hah! I actually was referring to the vegetable.

        • crystal
          November 11, 2010 at 11:28 am

          Even if you weren’t, it would’ve been a great pun! Really enjoy this site Jenna. have a good day 🙂

  • Nienke at Revel
    November 10, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Ha! Oh gosh! It’s good to know I’m not the only klutz around. Plus, I’m sure the recipe was worth it 🙂

  • Natalia - a side of simple
    November 10, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Sending some virtual wine and nutella your way 🙂

  • Sarah for Real
    November 10, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Oh crap-ola. Egg under the fridge.

    • Suzanne de Cornelia
      November 10, 2010 at 1:34 pm

      ‘Oh crap-ola’ ROTF, etc…etc…

      • Carrie H
        November 10, 2010 at 1:44 pm

        The word crap-ola will forvever remind me of my mama. I love it.

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    November 10, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I’m in the same boat. I just sliced my finger with the knife that can cut anything from the Foodbuzz bag. Life wouldn’t be as exciting without slippery hands!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    November 10, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    I have days as such in the kitchen when nothing goes my way… tomorrow is a better day. 🙂

  • Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary)
    November 10, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    lol Jenna!

    I hate when that happens…. Murphy’s law right? 😉

    I def feel that chocolate consumption helps all problems and issues kitchen related -m

  • vanessa
    November 10, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    i don’t know if you know this or not but your FAVORITE drink at coffee bean and tea leaf is back for the season.

    winter tea dream lattes are back and i have already had 2.

    just giving you a heads up because i didn’t know where to post this.

  • tina
    November 10, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    OMG, can’t wait to see what you have in store! haha

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    November 10, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    I completely understand… I got coffee in a place that coffee should never be yesterday as well. It was not pretty.

  • Mama Pea
    November 10, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Your kitchen looks like mine. Minus the eggs. And instead of talking to the cat in a British accent, I’ve been singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” at the top of my lungs to the girls. But I go into the bathroom to do it because the acoustics are awesome. We have issues.

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations
    November 10, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Oh, those days are so difficult. You need a cookie, hot tea, and fuzzy slippers to get through.

    • eml
      November 10, 2010 at 3:26 pm

      Hit “Like” button here :)…but 2 cookies…

  • Amber K
    November 10, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Ugh, I hope your day gets better!

  • Shannon @ Freshman Yr of Life
    November 10, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    As my friends and I say in times like this…whomp whomp (in the voice from Charlie Brown)

  • Bridget
    November 10, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Jenna, if only I had some chocolate laying around…..

    I wish I could send you some to help you out 🙂

  • Bridget
    November 10, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Jenna, if only I had some chocolate laying around…..

    I wish I could send you some to help you out 🙂

  • Danielle in Australia!
    November 10, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Hehehe… I have days like that. Although my fake accent is not british it’s a hybrid of italian and maltese, and I talk to my children and husband and not to the cat…

  • Chicago Cuisine Critique
    November 10, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    These days happen to the best of us. 🙂

  • hippierunner
    November 10, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Yikes! I’m sure something beautiful will result from the madness!

  • Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    November 10, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    I think it’s just one of those weeks. I’m blaming daylight savings for anything and everything that’s not working out for me this week!

    Tiredness? Daylight Savings!
    No desire to cook this week? Daylight Savings told me not to!
    Burned milk for my oatmeal? Daylight Savings did it!

    Not sure what I’ll be able to use next week…

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    November 10, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    this is what usually leads to great recipes…can’t wait to see what you’re concocting!

  • Lisa
    November 10, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    oooh I am intrigued indeed!!!!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    November 10, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Look at this way–Saltillo (or even pretend ones ) Tile floor: Nice. Let Dexter lick up the eggs–probably good for his coat…..& ask him (since not doing the spread eagle screen-door cling-thing any longer….when is he coming up with something like this: hehe (Yes, we are all grown-ups, talking cats, broken eggs, & all. 😉

  • Cailin @ Stir Crazy
    November 10, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Ahhh! We all have those days. This just makes for a better story behind the recipe 🙂

  • grocery goddess jen
    November 10, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Hang in there! I just inhaled flour as I was making biscuits and am still coughing. At least no egg yolks were involved.

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    November 10, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    I’m a klutzy cook, too. The worst was spilling ketchup all over the fridge. Cleaning that out of the vent was all sorts of gross.

  • Camille
    November 10, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Oh, this is one recipe that I can’t wait for!
    Hope your day gets better!

  • jessica
    November 10, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Ok- this post made me laugh so hard! That situation sounds all too familiar though. Let me tell ya… I can be the queen of disaster in the kitchen at times! What doesn’t kill ya makes you stronger, right? And if it doen’t kill you then yes- self medicate w/ lots of chocolate 😉

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    November 10, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    I’m curious to know where the egg yolks ended up.

  • Danielle
    November 10, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Good luck with the clean-up, Jenna! At least you don’t have a Martha Stewart-sized kitchen 🙂

  • Lacey @ Lake Life
    November 10, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Now Jenna, there’s no point in crying over spilled milk…or eggs 😉

  • Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks
    November 10, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    That’s like everyday in my kitchen!

    Hope everything works out well!

  • Moni'sMeals
    November 10, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    I drop an egg at least once a week. 🙂

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    November 11, 2010 at 3:48 am

    Never cry over spilled milk. Or cracked eggs, for that matter. 😉

    Glad to see you are still maintaining your positive attitude! We all have those “moments.” 😀

  • Kristy
    November 11, 2010 at 4:45 am

    This post brought me way too many smiles! 🙂

  • Amanda
    November 11, 2010 at 5:45 am

    Good to know we all have off days in the kitchen. I had one of those weeks a few back. Everything seemed to go wrong!

  • Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies)
    November 11, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    I dropped an egg yesterday! It was way to early in the morning for me to care.. I just left it there until lunchtime.. oops!