Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Two Old Friends

Hubby and the teenager have really missed an old friend of theirs: pizza. Hubby used to work late every night except for Wednesdays, and every Wednesday we used to have (take-out) pizza night. The other week nights, we ate dinner without hubby, and he ate the leftovers from the night before at work.

Well, many months ago, we stopped pizza night because I didn't think that take-out pizza was really the healthiest choice... Well, since it was the teenager's birthday week last week, we got pizza for lunch one day. I really was not in the mood for pizza, so I didn't have any. Hubby and the teenager loved their pizza. But guess who loved it most and ate an entire slice all by himself? The toddler. Here are some pictures of the toddler's pizza adventures:

I guess the grin means he likes it... :o)
What's in that pizza to elicit such a reaction???Can we get some pizza again tomorrow? Well, no. Sorry...
Old friend Number Two: Flax Seeds

I grew up eating whole flax seeds in my plain yogurt every morning. I loved my flax seeds, and whenever I am home, that's what I eat and it reminds me of my childhood. I have meant to buy some flax seeds for a long time, but for some reason I always forgot. But the other day I bought some organic ground flax seeds (I think you are supposed to grind them versus eating them whole, which I used to do growing up...). And I have been eating them in plain Oikos Organic Yogurt - soooo good. I actually prefer the whole seeds over the ground ones... Oh well...

I also used to bake a whole grain bread with lots of flax seeds, but I haven't made it in ages and have no idea if I can dig up the recipe... I have found a flax seed bread at Whole Foods that's pretty good (but nothing compared to the one I used to make). I really have to find that recipe!

Question: Do you like/eat flax seeds? If so, with what do you eat them?

Be well,


  1. aww those pictures are SO cute :)
    wow I can't believe you grew up eating flax seeds - I bet some of my friends dont even know what they are! haha

  2. i can take how dang cute he is - i don't care about the food in the post, it's all about the lil' punkin! happy tuesday dear!

  3. I like flax seeds, I have flax seeds and for some reason I just can't seem to USE flax seeds!


    lil GUY is loving his pizza treat.

    my bubba has THAT same bib!!!! funny!!

    we stopped getting delivery (pricy and not healthy) and started making it ourselves...

    we've even backed up on that but we still do enjoy it on occassion. Anyways, my JJ loves the crust and when he's having a teething day I let him munch on it ! It helps!

    I think our lil guys are near the same age!
    LIFE IS GOOD!!! teens and toddlers! I think EVERYONE should try it! HAhahahaha

    Happy Tuesday

  4. You know, I don't buy flax seeds, but I do buy ground flax. I use it in my granola recipe. I also buy products with flax, such as my peanut butter (Naturally More).

    Your son is SO ADORABLE!!!!! That looks like Donatos pizza in his hands, no? It's my favorite pizza.

  5. I've never had flax seeds! Or any variation of Flax! I'm missing out, huh? :) LOVE the toddler pics - he's SO into that pizza! haha

  6. Wow. He really likes his pizza... :)

  7. Have you considered making your own pizza? I make my own dough, it's not nearly as hard as I expected to be. I sub in whole wheat flour and use canola oil, it's easy, tasty and of course healthier than take out!

    Cutie boy! My little gals love pizza too.

  8. i did not grow up eating flax seeds but now i sprinkle em in everywhere! there's something very satisfying about grinding them up...

  9. So cute!! I have that same smile on my face when I eat pizza! : )

  10. Why not make your own pizza? It's more healthier that way, and you can create your own fabulous toppings! And hee hee, the toddler really does enjoy his pie!
    I dislike flax seeds...at least, I think I do. I have not many opportunities yet, but so far, I'm not very impressed with it.

  11. Your little guy is so cute!!
    I do like flax, I buy it cold-milled and the golden kind because I can't taste that as much. I have it with cereal, oats, yogurt, and sometimes in baking :)