Behind The Butter

Technology Is Not My Friend

Happy Thursday!

Having a bit of a frustrating day over here in regards to technology….stay with me!!

This morning I had oatmeal..again! 2 packets of instant oats with soymilk, cinnamon, blueberries, maple syrup and peanut butter!


For a morning snack, I grabbed the only thing I could find in the pantry!


I haven’t had one of these bars in years and I have to admit, it was pretty tasty and it DID keep my hunger at bay for the following three hours.

Highlights of work included some beautiful red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting….


And Christie getting down and dirty with the fruit loop marshmallow treats….



We were STARVING when we left at 1:30 and headed straight for Toojays….I had forgotten how much I love this place! It was pouring and I was freezing so I immediately ordered a cup of matza ball soup—


And then the Mediterranean health trio salad plate! SO GOOD!


This had tabbouli, hummus, warm pita bread and fresh fruit. It hit the spot. 🙂

I’m doing work on the computer for the rest of the afternoon and then tonight Christie and I are going to dinner with a couple friends—tomorrow morning I head home!

Off to put my technology game face on and attempt to do surgery on my camera, which fell today at work and sort of broke. Wish me luck!

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  • kay (eating machine)
    August 27, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    My mom got me some of those fiber one bars one time… might not be the most “real” food, but they don’t taste too bad!

  • trish (girlatgym)
    August 27, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Technology is typically not my friend. If something goes wrong my usual reaction is just to cross my fingers and hope it get better. 🙂

  • kristina
    August 27, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    those cupcakes look TO DIE FOR!! and yes, i have to agree with you that technology is definitely a nuisance at times–i wish you the best of luck!

  • Gillian
    August 27, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    I LOVE (or loved since I haven’t been to FLA in far too long) TooJays!!! I used to go there all the time when visting Vero!!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee)
    August 27, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Red velvet is one of my favorite types of cake. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for your camera!

  • Lizzy
    August 27, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    I love the oats and chocolate fiber 1 one bars!!!!! I’m craving one now! hahah..

    the picture of Christie is so cute, the fruit loop action is so delish!

    hope you have a fab evening with your friends 🙂

  • Daria (Summer of the CSAs)
    August 27, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Is it weird that I think the froot loop marshmallow mess is beautiful? Because I do.

  • marina
    August 27, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Cupcakes look great!
    I’m glad you’re having a good time 🙂

  • Megzz @ Megzz Wins At Life
    August 27, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Jenna, Those Red velvet cupcakes look amazing!! I wish you lived closer I would come in and try one!! mmm.. I might have to stop at crumbs on the way home.. shhhh

  • Jenna
    August 27, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    i am sorry to hear about the camera problem, hope you can fix it!
    you and christie are doing an amazing job at the cupcake shop, everything looks delish!

  • Stephanie
    August 27, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Red velvet cupcakes = best ever. One of my college besties makes some that are to die for, cream cheese icing and all… good luck w/ your camera situation!!

  • Michelle
    August 27, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Good luck with your camera! The cupcakes you’ve been baking look AMAZING, btw. It seems like you’re doing really well and taking great care of yourself!

  • brandi
    August 27, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    that picture of her with the fruit loops is so funny!

    i hope the camera comes out okay! looks like a fun day so far 🙂

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    August 27, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    HAHA! I LOVE that picture of Christie with the fruit loops. Too funny.

    Those red velvet cupcakes look perfect! I can’t believe you guys MADE those!

    Good luck with the camera surgery! I know how frustrating that can be!!

  • Glitterati
    August 27, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    That marshmallow goo looks incredible! Such a cool photo. Hope the camera recovers quickly!

  • Susan
    August 27, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    I don’t like fruit loops, but I’ll eat anything covered in marshmallows!! 😛 Hope you get your camera issues fixed!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    August 27, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Those cupcakes are adorable! How perfect would those be on Valentines Day! 😀

    That soup looks fantastic. And good luck on the camera surgery… mine has gone through a couple of those as well and made it through like a champ. 😉

  • April
    August 27, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Living in Greenwood Indiana sucks! There are no fun healthy restaurants 🙁 I guess because we don’t need to be in a bikini 24/7 😉 Mmmm….fruit loops.

  • Melinda
    August 27, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    wow that salad looks DIVINE! 🙂

  • Rebecca
    August 27, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    The fruit loop marshmallow treats look so fun! I love matzo ball soup!! Especially when my mom makes it for the holidays! Yum

  • Sarah
    August 27, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Wow! Those red velvet cupcakes look amazing – red velvet is a favorite of mine for sure. Good luck with your camera!

  • Jenna
    August 27, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Your eats today look amazing Jenna! I want it all! Enjoy your last night at ‘home’, I am glad that you took this week to stay there and relax. It sounds like just what the Dr. ordered 🙂

  • Sri
    August 27, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    The fruit loops look like they jumped of a little girls cupcake dream! Amazing creativity there! 🙂

  • Natalie
    August 27, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    The marshmallow treat looks insane!!

    I LOVE Toojay’s 🙂 My fav thing to get there is the Dill Chicken Salad on Challah…it’s the best.

  • Evan Thomas
    August 27, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    For a simple salad they sure know how to make it look/sound good.
    And red velvet cupcakes are amazing by definition

  • Runeatrepeat
    August 27, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Technology is not my friend either. Good luck with the camera.

  • Chloe
    August 27, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    That lunch looks great, I definitely need to remember to make a plate like that to bring with me to work.

    Love the pic of the fruit loops, how cute.

  • angieinatlanta
    August 27, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Those cupcakes look amazing!! I wish I could lick the computer screen!

  • Run Sarah
    August 27, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    That salad looks great! And yum, fruit loops & marshmallows…two of my fav childhood snacks.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    August 27, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    I never thought of fruit loops for cereal treats….Yummo!

  • Leianna
    August 27, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    The sticky marshmallow mess looks good, was that the finishing product? Good luck with technology problems, I hate it when it gets complicated. I just call in the hubby!

  • Pam (Highway to Health)
    August 27, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Good luck with the camera! Technology is not my friend either.

  • Becky
    August 27, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    If you wear serving gloves and spray them with oil when you make sticky things like the fruit loop stuff and rice krispie treats then it wont stick to your hands and its much easier to handle 🙂

  • Emily (Healthy Fit Mama)
    August 27, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Thos red velvet cupcakes look heavenly! Cream cheese frosting is my favorite!!

  • WholeBodyLove
    August 27, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Uh Oh! Dr. Jenna, hope the procedure goes well.

  • Mellissa
    August 27, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    I was drooling at my desk over those marshmallow treats. Yum!

  • Meredith (Pursuing Balance)
    August 27, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    That’s one of my fave oatmeal combos. So simple and yet so good! Good luck with the technological issues!

  • Sarah
    August 27, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    those fruit loop treats look like so much fun to play with!

  • Jenny
    August 27, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Red velvet cupcakes are my absolute favorite (along with red velvet everythingggggggg:) and those look delish.

    At Channelside on the “back” side of Coldstone (next door to the wine shop) there is a chocolate shop called Qachbal’s Chocolatier that sells red velvet cheesecake… its almost necessary that it is split, but its to die for.

  • Caroline
    August 27, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Technology was SO not my friend this summer–within the span of a month, my hand blender died, my iPod freaked out, my computer needed repairs, my camera battery died, and my heart rate monitor stopped working. Ugh.

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness)
    August 27, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Wow, all those treats look so beautiful! It’s very inspiring that your friend opened up her own shop! Glad you’re having fun!

  • Madelin @ What is for Breakfast?
    August 27, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Matzo ball soup is one of my favourite food! Yum!

  • Mickie
    August 27, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Hang in there babe.

  • Chochi
    August 28, 2009 at 12:01 am

    It’s all okay. Be real.

  • Becky@I Heart Running & Food
    August 28, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Omg, how do you not eat that whole bakery in one sitting? Ha ha, it all looks so good! 🙂

  • Lainie
    August 28, 2009 at 12:40 am

    Technology can be SO frustrating!!! Hang in there!

  • Liz
    August 28, 2009 at 12:56 am

    Those cupackes look so delish! Hope all is well in techie world. Good luck!

  • Mandy
    August 28, 2009 at 1:35 am

    Ok, the fruit loop treat picture is classic! I kind of want to steal it and use it as my desktop image…hee hee.


  • Shannon
    August 28, 2009 at 7:15 am

    Cream cheese frosting is my very favorite. Those look so good…and very artistic too.

  • Raya
    August 28, 2009 at 9:11 am

    I just ate at Toojay’s last weekend and ordered the same exact thing, minus the soup!!!!

  • Sarah
    August 28, 2009 at 9:18 am

    I love red velvet! Those froot loop treats look rather sticky, haha. Good luck with the camera issues, Happy Friday 😉

  • Grace
    August 28, 2009 at 10:00 am

    Ah Toojay’s! THAT was the name of the deli I couldn’t remember. They do have some great menu items, even if the atmosphere is a little lacking. 🙂 Hope you’ll be willing to share the address of the bakery w/me after you head back… it looks amazing. Sorry about your camera & hope you have safe travels.

  • Sara
    August 28, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Ooh, that looks like a great meal — little bit of everything. Good news about the Fiber One bar, though! Cascadian Farm makes an organic (and thus relatively junk-free; certainly no HFCS, like Fiber One) version of this bar: it’s called Fiber Right Chewy Granola Bar, in Dark Chocolate Almond. Image link:
    My mom loved the Fiber One kind so she was relieved when I accidentally discovered these at a random Wal-Mart. 🙂

  • Courtney
    August 28, 2009 at 10:52 am

    haha, holy crap, that marshmallow mess is the best looking thing on this page! I haven’t had marshmallows in .. well, it’s been too long, apparently. 🙂

  • dee (the apple hill adventurer)
    August 28, 2009 at 10:53 am

    glad to see your having so much fun

    those froot loop treats like like an abstract art project someone made in one of my art classes two years ago haha

  • Kristin
    August 28, 2009 at 11:41 am

    That “health plate” looks delicious! I hope everything goes ok with your camera! I ALWAYS break my cameras… my boyfriend bought me my last one, and although I’ve been very careful with it thus far and nothing has happened to it (knock on wood it wont!) he got me an extra warantee because I’m so accident prone! So I feel ya! hehe


  • Beth @ CrossBorderCravings
    August 28, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    That marshmellowey fruit loops pic is the coolest thing ever!! :O)

  • adria
    August 28, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    what a fun photo of the froot loop marshmallow treats! I bet those were fun to make.