Has somebody ever told you something, that sprang from their lips, drifted through the air, and just smack dab slapped you in the face like a sack of potatoes?
I mean just knocked the mess out of you, making you lie prostate, flat as a tortilla ( a whole wheat and flax seed one), rocking yourself, thinking. . .where in the world did that come from?
Well, I’m sure by now your guessing, I have. And you know who did it, he did. He’s the only one who can affect me that way. The one who I actually care what he thinks. The one, whose words when chosen unwisely, make me completely and utterly dazed. . . .and confused. . . .and generally pissed off.
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I know I’ve said this before, but Warwick is a really great dad. If you know him, you’re not shocked by this comment. He wakes up in the middle of the night for the kiddos, he serves them breakfast, tickles them, plays with them, and does all the things a good daddy does.
And he always, always, always, comes to their doctors visits if he can possibly make it.
And recently, you may recall, Feebs had a doctor’s visit.
And he was there, holding Feebs, inserting little comments every now and then, as I filled the doctor in on my sweet little BABY’S first year.
Doctor: Okay, so she looks great. What types of foods is she eating? All table foods?
Me: Duh. Huh. Ummm.. . . Feverishly trying to think of the correct responce here. Thinking I’m not supposed to say still drinking mostly milk. “Well, she’s not totally on all table food yet. We’re still giving her baby food. But. . . .” I add hastily, “we do that 3 times a day.” It becomes quite obvious that the doctor is not impressed.
Doctor: Well really, Phoebe is over a year now, she can have all table foods and only milk in a sippy cup.
Me: Oh. Long pause. But I just thought that. . . she’s a baby. . .and. . . .
Warwick: Nicole! She is 12 months now. You are always trying to baby the kids!
Really, Warwick. Really? Where in the flip did that come from. She’s 12 MONTHS OLD!!!!!!!! By any normal standard she is A BABY!!!!! I know technically, once you reach 12 months you’r a toddler. But honestly, that is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. Especially, since that baby just started crawling. She’s no where near toddling! Seriously, I’m not sure what little agreement you and the Docs have come up with, but ‘yal have lost your damn minds!
And then, and then, and then, the nurse came in the room to poke my baby with a needle and of course the baby was wailing and crying, and needing to be consoled, and all I was trying to do was offer a binky or a bottle to help her feel better, and that crazy boy told me AGAIN, “STOP BABYING HER!”
Ooooohhhhhh, Well you mister. . . . .Stop. . . .Stop. . . Oh, just shut up!!!!!
Really. I mean really.
I think I said that already.
She is a baby, right? What am I asking you for? Of course she is a baby. Warwick
sucks is not very nice.
And, you know who else are babies? Shelbi, Bella, and Soledad. So there! AND SO AM I!!!!!!!
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So, I’m trying. I’m trying to treat her a little more, like a big girl. Not up to Warwick’s standards, but I am moving her more toward solids.
I made these tortillas that my other girls LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, and she knawed the mess out of them.
These tortillas are the best IN. THE. WORLD. Super easy to make, and not the least bit harsh or bitter like some whole wheat tortillas can be. They just melt in your mouth. And to top it off, they cost just pennies, which is really saying something because when you try and buy something similiar, you’ll easily pay $4 for 10.
Serve em with a bit of ham and melted cheese, PB and J, fajita meat, or just plain. You’ll thank me for it, and so will your health!
100% Whole Wheat and Flax Seed Tortillas
3 cups Whole Wheat Flour
3 TB ground flax seed (in your grocery store try looking in the natural/ organic section, with the Cereal, or with the other ground meals like corn meal, near the flour)
1/4 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 TB canola or olive oil
1 cup warm water
Cooking spray or oil
1. In a medium sized bowl mix all dry ingredients. Next, add water and oil and knead until it is well combined, and the dough starts to form a ball. If it is too sticky, slowly add more flour until it is the consistency of pizza dough.
2. Wrap the dough in saran wrap, and let it sit at room temperature for 10 minutes.
3. Divide the dough into 10 equal pieces.
|There were 10 pieces, they just didn’t make at the pic!|
4.Using a rolling pin, roll each piece out into an 6 inch round tortilla. Cover with a dish towel to prevent them from drying out.
5. Place a skillet on medium high heat, spray with cooking oil (optional), and place the tortilla dough on the hot skillet. Flip over when air pockets start to form. Cook until they are golden brown on each side.
The tortillas can be eaten immediately or stored in a ziploc bag in the refrigerator or freezer for future use.