Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Found My Day

I know all the talk among the cool kids is about finding your tribe. Don't know that I've done that so successfully, but I will tell you this: I have found something better. I have found my day!

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It happened quite innocently in a private Facebook group. My monthly poetry group was looking to choose a theme for our upcoming April poetry posts. We will sometimes choose a theme commonly associated with the month, but other times we step a little bit out of the box. As we will sometimes do, we googled April celebrations. What comes up is not just the well-known holidays, but a whole lot of fun and little known celebrations. For instance, later in the month, it seems that my anniversary is also Lima Bean Respect Day. Who knew? And even more important, who needed to know?

But the day that spoke to me, the celebration I'm totally getting behind happens on April 12th. Yes, it has somehow escaped me for all these years, but apparently April 12th is Blame Someone Else Day. And either because I've not celebrated before and am owed so many years worth of April 12th Blame Someone Else Days or just because I'm the kind of person who doesn't wait until the last minute (whichever rationalization works for you), I'm not waiting another 2 weeks. I'm starting right now.

Dinner's not ready? I blame you.

Chicken Enchilada Pot Pie, all the flavors of chicken enchiladas  in a tortilla crusted pot pie. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #dinner #chicken
Chicken Enchilada Pot Pie
Chicken Enchilada Pot Pie, all the flavors of chicken enchiladas  in a tortilla crusted pot pie. | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #dinner #chicken

Truth is, Blame Someone Else Day is less a new concept and more a revisited time. After all, I am still traumatized by can still remember all those years of trying to raise the boys. Seems like every day I'd end up looking a kid whose face was covered in chocolate telling me his brother ate all the cookies. Or asked (or maybe screamed) who didn't replace the toilet paper just to be told it must have been me. And lets not forget the bad grade that was the teacher's fault. Yeah, those little ones, they've got the whole Blame Someone Else Day down pat.

Trump clearly believes in this particular holiday too. When it comes to blaming others, he could write the book. If there's one thing I learned in the past year, it's that Hillary, Obama, the press and Mexico are to blame for pretty much anything and everything. Trump and I may not agree on much, but one thing we do have in common is that neither of us see the value in setting aside only one day for the practice of this particular holiday.

And speaking of not waiting, gotta run, I have a very busy schedule planned. You know, places to go, people to blame . . . 

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Chicken Enchilada Pot Pie

4 large (10 inch) tortillas
3 TBSP butter, melted
1 TBSP taco seasoning
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup salsa
1 cup refried beans
8 oz cooked chopped chicken
2 green onion, chopped
1/2 seeded, chopped jalapeno pepper
1 1/4 cups sharp cheddar cheese, divided

OPT: serve with your choice of additional sour cream, cheese, guacamole and/or additional salsa

*Grease a 10 inch pie plate. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
*Line the dish with 3 of the tortillas so they are overlapping by about 1/2 inch on the bottom and hanging up over the sides.
*Mix the melted butter with the taco seasoning. Pat about 1/3 of this mixture onto the tortillas with a pastry brush.
*Mix the sour cream, salsa, and refried beans well. Mix in the chicken, green onion, jalapenos and 1 cup of the cheddar cheese. Pour evenly into the prepared dish.
*Pat about another 1/3 of the butter onto the remaining tortilla. Fold the overhanging tops of the tortillas in the dish in towards the center and place the buttered tortilla, butter side down, over the top. Pat with remaining butter.
*Bake for 30 minutes, sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup sharp cheddar, bake another 5 minutes and remove from oven. Allow to sit 5 minutes, slice and serve with your choice of toppings.


  1. Yum! Thanks for the recipe and the food for thought.


  2. You got that right about Trump! I am marking on my calendar 4-12 blame someone else day. That day I have an appointment with my favorite 6 and 3 year olds so it should be fun when I tell them and not their parents! I love any main course in pie form.

    1. I can't wait to hear how Blame Someone Else Day goes with the 6 year old and the 3 year old. I know they have the concept down, wonder how they'll feel about your "celebration" of the day.

  3. Absolutely loving this enchilada twist, Karen! Adding jalapenos sounds totally perfect. I will have to try it as soon as possible!Thank you for sharing!

    1. So glad you'll be trying it, Hadia. Can't wait to hear what you think.

  4. This is a recipe that could be made Weight Watchers friendly - and it sounds easy. And it's hot. In the new "Freestyle" system several of the ingredients are point free (or could be made point free with simple substitutions.) Hmmm..possibilities..Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

    1. That sounds perfect, hope you make the necessary substitutions and give it a try.

  5. This was a good information. Never knew about this day. I would love celebrating something like this, as will feel light taking down (and throwing them on others) all those blames that have been dumped on me.

    1. Yes, sometimes it helps to just take a step away and blame someone else!


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