November 1, 2007

Welcome to the Nut House

So, it's November now.

And, in the blogging world, that means NaBloPoMo. Apparently, November is National Novel Writing Month or something, where you can commit to writing an entire novel in a 30 days (and then die of stress, I would guess, is the next step). Last year, a bunch of bloggers decided to do 30 days of blog posting instead.

The rules: post something every day in November. No cheating by back or forward dating. That. Is. All. And I'm going to do it because I'm so so so so nuts. And you? Maybe you should do it too. It'll be fun.

I'll be doing some sort of different theme every week for November, just to make it fun (that's fun, right?). This week it will be recipes. Mmmm, food.

Last year, when I was a nanny/babysitter/person-who-stays-with-children-who-are-not-her-own, I spent a LOT of time with the next door neighbor because she had children about the same ages as those I babysat and also ADULT CONVERSATION!!

Anyway, this woman is an excellent cook and she gave me this recipe, telling me it was one of her favorites. And now it is one of my favorites:

Chicken and Cheese Tortellini Casserole (serves 2)

2 T butter
2 chicken breasts
4 oz frozen tortellini
4 oz Monterey Jack cheese
¼ cup onion
½ tablespoon chicken bouillon
½ cup chicken broth
¼ cup sour cream

Cook tortellini for 3 minutes. Drain and put in 9x9 baking dish. Sprinkle half of cheese over pasta. Cube chicken and stir with flour. Brown in butter. Layer over cheese. Cook onion in leftover butter. Add bullion, and broth and simmer five minutes. Add rest of cheese to sauce and stir. Add sour cream and pour over casserole. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

So, fellow crazies, are you going to be a NaBloPoMo-er too? You know you want to.


  1. Mmm. It's about time to have that again.

    Okay, you've convinced me. I'll join you in NaBloPoMo. I like a good challenge!

  2. Okay I'm in. But if I write a post on, say, Tuesday at 1:12am it's going to have to count for Monday!

  3. A. That recipe sounds fantastic


    B. You KNOW I'm up for this NaMoHoBowWhatsit. I'm pretty much a daily thing anyway!

  4. Oy vey. I know I DON'T want to. But I don't mind reading along and riding the coattails of everyone else...

  5. I've debated doing NanNoWriMo for the last two years but have never done it. This year it wasn't even an option.

    No NaBloPoMo for me though. I'm not really feeling like posting right now....

    And thanks for the sweet comment :)

  6. She Likes PurpleNov 1, 2007, 8:43:00 PM

    That recipe looks delicious. Adding it to the list of things to make soon!

    (I'm loving your site as well!)

  7. One Smart CookieNov 2, 2007, 8:20:00 AM

    That recipe looks delicious. If I didn't suck at cooking, I'd definitely make it. Yes, I am that bad at cooking that I could screw that up. I'll stick to baking for now!

    I am doing NaBloPoMo!

  8. I'm trying to do the daily thing anyhoo, so this will just be more motivation. And I'm definitely going to try that recipe. It sounds delicious.

  9. The recipe, not the blogging every day, although I am doing NaPowhatever too.

  10. Hi! I just ran into Bart on the groups for NaBloPoMo, and I'm excited to follow both of your blogs now (especially the recipes, yum)

    --Katie : D

    @ sortofgrownup.blogspot

  11. It WAS great :) I'm happy to have that one in my arsenal now. (Even the picky four year old liked it!)


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