Friday, June 8, 2012

No more convenience eating for me + Tucker turns one

I remember the days, not so long ago, when I could arrive home exhausted, feeling lazy and simply order a pizza to be delivered to my door within an hour's time. Or I could call an order of sushi in at the place down the street or a burrito bowl from our favorite Mexican place and have Jim pick it up on his way home.

But the burrito bowl has corn in it. And the pizza is obviously filled with wheat flour. And some of the sauces they use on sushi have soy sauce in them, which is fermented with wheat, so questioning must be done before I eat any of it. So any convenience eating I used to do has effectively been removed from my life.

Last night Jim really wanted pizza, so we decided to pick up a frozen one for me at Whole Foods, and get him a take-n-bake from Raleys. Well, after a small meltdown in Whole Foods as a result of their being out of my favorite rice crust pizza, we did some research and learned that our local favorite pizza place, zPizza, carries a gluten-free crust. I called them up and confirmed they used to corn products in it, and placed an order (Jim got his own pizza there...with regular crust).

[caption id="attachment_852" align="aligncenter" width="571"] Yummy frozen Whole Foods rice crust pizza[/caption]


I was a little hesitant at first because there had been some not so lovely reviews about this gluten-free crust from this particular pizza restaurant. Much to my pleasure, the crust was quite similar to the one I had planned on getting from Whole Foods. Was it as good as the crust on Jim's pizza? No. Was it as bad as the rice crust my mom bought last week? Far from it! I'm aiming more these days for "Satisfying" rather than "blow me over delicious." I can't have the things I love anymore, so I have to satisfy my cravings with alternatives that are, well, satisfying.

[caption id="attachment_854" align="aligncenter" width="368"] The gluten free zPizza pie[/caption]

In other news, I don't remember if I mentioned it or not, but my favorite Lil Man turned one year old on Tuesday. His party is tomorrow and I'm making a zillion cupcakes as well as his personal cake tonight when I get home. I'm a little nervous, I won't lie. I'm so tired, I'm not sure how I'm going to get it all done tonight AND get my doctor recommended 30 minutes of elevated heart rate in. But I'll do my best. Maybe a nice walk after dinner will cover it. He did say walking counted....

[caption id="attachment_853" align="aligncenter" width="446"] Eating (and thoroughly enjoying) his banana...the wrong way[/caption]

Here are a few more photos for you from the first year of his life. I can't believe it went by so quickly! It's weird because the first few months went by slowly as I was waiting for my wedding day to arrive, but after that, time sure did pick up speed!

[caption id="attachment_855" align="aligncenter" width="431"] Me and Tuck at one week old. He was so tiny![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_856" align="aligncenter" width="431"] Probably still less than a month old[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_857" align="aligncenter" width="442"] Love this one. Doesn't it look like he's trying hard to fart?![/caption]

[caption id="attachment_858" align="aligncenter" width="446"] He was four months old, helping me get ready to walk down the aisle[/caption]

This little guy sure does bring a smile to my face. I'm so glad he came into my life a year ago. I can't wait to see what the next year is like and the man he eventually grows into.


  1. Aww, adorable pictures. Congrats on your first year, Tucker!

  2. Thanks! He had so much fun at his party. He's just too dern cute!