Aggressive Goals and Pesto Frittata

by Joanne on March 4, 2013

When you get out of bed every day, you have a goal.  Some people are happy with very simple goals which can be completed by the end of each day and don’t challenge them physically or mentally.  There are others who need to have a goal that challenges their capabilities.  Which ever type of goal setter you happen to be, as long as your achievements are met with a feeling of self fulfillment, you’re setting healthy goals.  If you set goals which are too aggressive and unattainable, you won’t be happy. You will be met with defeat and eventually give up, feeling unaccomplished and depressed. 

It’s healthy to set a goal but you need to know how to attain it.  If you can write down minute details, step-by-step, from beginning to end, and you know if you are diligent both mentally and physically, then you will feel the success of your work. 

The above is a reminder to myself that if I stick to my plan, don’t go out too fast, be patient and move forward when the time is right, that goal, that dream, is mine. Patience, smarts, and hard work. It WILL pay off.

  • Forget about the days when it’s been cloudy,
    But don’t forget about your hours in the sun…
    Forget about the mistakes that you can’t change now,
    But don’t forget the lessons that you’ve learned…
    Forget about the misfortunes you’ve encountered,
    But don’t forget the times your luck has turned…
    Forget about the days you’ve been lonely,
    But don’t forget about the friendly smiles you’ve seen…
    Forget about the plans that didn’t seem to work out right…
    But do not forget to always have a dream. 
    Author: Amanda Bradley

  • When your physical environment is in alignment
    with your aspiration, success becomes the norm.

    Author: Susan St Lawrence

  • It is not true that nice guys finish last.
    Nice guys are winners before the game ever starts.  Author:
    Addison Walker

  • Kill the snake of doubt in your soul,
    crush the worms of fear in your heart
    and mountains will move out of your way.

    Author: Kate Seredy

  • A ship at harbor is safe,
    But that’s not what the ship was built for.

    Author: J.A. Shepp

  • Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice.
    It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.

    Author: William Jennings Bryan

Another healthy, meatless, and YES, quite easy meal to round out a busy day.

Get your pasta fix in this one dish meal that can serve perfectly well as an appetizer or a main meatless meal.

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Serves 6 to 8

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  • 1/4 cup Basil Pesto (recipe found HERE)
  • 6 to 8 oz whole wheat egg noodle pasta
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (about 3 oz)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp salt
  • pinch red pepper
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3 large plum tomatoes sliced thin
  • fresh basil, chopped

Preheat the oven to 375 F. Grease a 8 x 8 baking dish or a 10” pie plate. Prepare the pesto.

Cook the pasta according to package directions, drain then put into the prepared baking dish. Allow to cool for a few minutes then sprinkle with mozzarella and feta cheese.

Beat the eggs, pesto, salt and red pepper then pour over the noodles and cheese. Sprinkle with Parmesan then top with the tomato slices. You might want to sprinkle a little salt and basil on top of the tomato slices for added flavor.

Bake for 35 – 45 minutes or until the center is set. Allow to stand for 8 – 10 minutes then cut evenly into squares.

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This would be a very impressive appetizer but is easily a satisfying full coarse meal if a cup or two of small broccoli florets are added.

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One serving just wasn’t enough!

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5 Comments

  • At 2013.03.05 08:25, Ali @ Peaches and Football said:

    Those quotes are all wonderful. Goals are funny things aren’t they? I’m not good with long-term follow through so I tend to set very specific and time-bound goals. Like, say, don’t eat any sugar for a month. Or something like that. I always set a goal to run a mile and that hasn’t happened yet BUT I don’t give up. I’m going to try again this year too and see if I can at least run farther than I did last year. Just have to keep trying right?
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    • At 2013.03.05 22:47, CCU said:

      Such an inspirational post my friend, goals are so inflexible sometimes I wonder if I should keep them or not 😛
      But I could attempt to make this gorgeous frittata 😀

      Cheers
      CCU
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      • At 2013.03.06 14:03, Tina@GottaRunNow said:

        Pesto and cheese! This looks like a good dish for a potluck. Pinning it!
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        • At 2013.03.06 22:02, Colleen, The Smart Cookie Cook said:

          Oh my, this one is after my heart! pesto and pasta and cheese…this is incredible!
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          • At 2013.03.19 13:16, Lisa said:

            That frittatta looks amazing! Glad I found your site! 🙂
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