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Cheesy Crockpot Tortellini | Belle of the Kitchen

The only way you’ll ever catch me cooking anymore is with a microwave or crockpot. At 58 and living in an empty nest, there’s no reason for anything else.


This Cheesy Crockpot Tortellini recipe caught my eye and is one I’m sure to give a try very shortly.


It’s been pretty busy in our house for the past few weeks. We moved out of our old house, and our new one is finally starting to look a little more organized. Well, a little. ?

My son also started preschool today! I am over-the-moon excited about this, since we’ve been on the waiting list since February of LAST year. He was so excited about going to preschool. When I picked him up today, he told me he needed to stay and listen to more stories, so I know he had a great time.

When there’s so many different things going on, I love to turn to my friend, the Crockpot. How great is this invention that cooks for you, even when you’re out and about and away from home? And with a recipe like this one, the Crockpot is going to be your new BFF, too!

A few years ago when we were stationed in Kansas, I babysat for a friend of mine and ate some leftovers that she had in the fridge. After my first bite of this delicious crockpot tortellini, I knew I had to have the recipe! I’ve been making it on a regular basis ever since and it has become one of my favorite, easy dinners.

The hardest part about making this is cooking the ground beef and italian sausage, which takes all of five minutes. So really not that hard. ? The meat sauce cooks all day and is rich and flavorful once it’s time to eat. Add in some tortellini, top with cheese, cook a bit longer, and voila! Mmmm delicious dinner!

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Christine is the owner and author for her three blogs: Empty Nest Ancestry, Feathering the Empty Nest, and Top Web Blog Tips. Periodically, if a post topic is appropriate to either of her other blogs, they will be published as a guest post by CJB.


This is one of my four blogs:

I'm a wife and mother, with a wonderful husband and two great 'kids' who are now young adults, and we live in beautiful British Columbia, Canada - in the great city of Chilliwack, to be exact (one hour from Vancouver).

Feathering the Empty Nest is my 'baby' that I have been nurturing and building or four years - ever since taking medical retirement from my government job because of disability issues. As a result, general health and well being, and losing weight are a concern for me and are therefore topics covered here. I also discuss marriage, raising a family (especially military families like ours) including parenting teens,adult children (or, if you prefer - parenting young adults living at home) as well as parenting children of all ages.

Of course, I can't forget our lovable, furry family members. Pet ownership is wonderful - especially once our kids have moved out on their own, so there is discussion about responsible pet ownership and care. Lifestyle changes that come with raising a family, retirement, and health issues, in addition to how these affect other aspects of our lives such as housekeeping, cooking and shopping matter a great deal. Being the lazy housekeeper and indifferent cook that I am, learning how to save money while still eating well has meant finding easy cooking recipes, experimenting with online grocery shopping and sharing invaluable household hints and tips.Our home remains our castle, whether our kids live here or elsewhere and home ownership and renovations, diy home projects and repair tips and hints play a large role.

Weave all of this together with humorous stories of children, pets, family life, marriage and any other silly little thing I can think of, and you have 'Feathering the Empty Nest.'

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