Archives for March 6, 2012

Recipe: Vegetarian Pizza Bake

Vegetarian Pizza Bake: 2 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Bisquick Heart Smart Mix
  • 3 Tbsp Egg Whites
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Water
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Onions
  • 3/4 Cup Quorn Meatballs
  • 1/2 Cup Spaghetti Sauce
  • 2/3 Cup Shredded Mozzarella or Pizza Blend Cheese

Directions:

Heat the oven at 400 degrees F. Mix Bisquick, egg whites, water and garlic powder together to make the crust. Spread evenly in a lightly sprayed bread loaf pan.

Cook onions and Quorn Meatballs in a nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Cook until onions and meatballs are cooked thoroughly.

Add spaghetti sauce to onion/meatball mix and mix. Spoon into pan. Spread evenly and sprinkle with cheese.

Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Living The Right Life: What is REALLY important in life?

{ Living The Right Life Series + Link-Up has now moved to Tuesdays! }

If you saw my tweets over the weekend or read this post, you saw what happened with our latest addition to our family. I’m incredibly grateful for how things turned out, but it left me with a lot of questions on how I’ve been living my life.

Am I really living the right life for me?

Do my actions reflect what is most important to me?

Do my possessions mean as much to me as I thought they did?

Am I making enough time for the things that are my top priorities?

And the truth is, most of these answers left me disappointed in myself and in the current state of my life. I’ve been living a lie in a sense, never dedicating enough time to the top priorities in my life. Never giving enough time or love to myself or my family and instead spending far too much time getting frustrated and burnt out with things that truly don’t matter or play such a small part in my life.

I’ve dedicated probably 80% of my time, my care, and my money to things that are pretty low in my priority list. Filling my home with material possessions and stressing over problems that don’t deserve even a second of my time. The other 20% is stretched thin between caring for myself and those that I love, trying to find a way to squeeze more time out of it than physically possible to make sure everyone is happy.

But what would happen if those two were flip-flopped?

What if I stopped wasting my money on things that only temporarily made me happy and instead saved it to do something I love doing? What if I stopped reading/watching things that were more-so an escape, or left me frustrated, and instead invested more time in learning new things? What if the time I wasted surfing the Internet, or watching TV, became quality time spent with the ones I loved or taking time out for myself? And what if the time I spent angry/frustrated/upset/sad over someone else’s actions was used to improve my own well-being instead?

I’m pretty sure the answer is fairly simple. It’s a pretty safe guess that the quality of my life would significantly improve.

Only I am holding myself back from that. I make these poor choices and choose the wrong emotions right now, but that’s not to say I have to do that. I can choose to change it. It just takes time. A lot of discipline. And a lot of focus on the things that matter, not the things that take away from the quality of my life.