Hotdish or Casserole + Red Envelope Giveaway!

November 29, 2011

One thing that I’m very familiar with, being that I’m from Minnesota – is the Hotdish.

Don’t Know what a Hotdish is?  Here’s what Wikipedia has to say:

Hotdish is a variety of baked casserole that typically contains a starch, a meat or other protein, and a canned and/ or frozen vegetable, mixed together with canned soup.The dish is popular in Minnesota. According to Howard Mohr, author of How to Talk Minnesotan, hotdish is, “A traditional main course, hotdish is cooked and served hot in a single baking dish and commonly appears at family reunions and church suppers.


Click here for the recipe to this Hotdish

So in all essence to the average American, it’s a meal that is usually easy and inexpensive to prepare, using a few items found in your kitchen – and it’s prepared in one dish and baked.  It commonly appearing at places where you bring a meal to share: like a family or church gathering.

I tend to use the word Hotdish and the word Casserole interchangeably although their definitions aren’t exactly alike.  Maybe Casserole is a little more familiar to you.

Several nights a week I make Hotdishes for dinner, but I also enjoy bringing them to other events and occasions when we’re sharing a meal.


Sometimes for large events and Pot-Lucks – the casserole dishes get mixed up.  It’s really nice to have your own Personalized Casserole Dish.  It’s so easy to show off your beautiful cooking, without having to brag about which hotdish you made!  I love this one from RedEnvelope because the quality is high and because of the lid.   Seriously. The Lid makes ALL the difference in the world when you’re bringing a Hotdish somewhere!! It’s so beautiful! image

So when you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas this year for your family members – definitely check this Casserole Dish out from Red Envelope!  They have several more options as well!

Win It!!!!

As part of the Holiday Gift Guide Event – Red Envelope is also offering One Lucky Reader a $50 Gift Code to!

Mandatory Entry:  Visit and tell me something that you might purchase with your $50 gift code if you win!!



  1. Jessica Beard says:

    I like the night before Christmas kit.

  2. i would get the nickname snack bowls

  3. amy pugmire says:

    personalized knit stockings.

  4. personalized fairy tale book
    tcogbill at live dot com

  5. Vickie Couturier says:

    personalizable leather wrapped flask

  6. I love the Family Necklaces!

  7. I love the deluxe baby keepsake kit

  8. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    The Floral Measuring cups would be a cute gift for the cook who “has everything.”

  9. Debbie jackson says:

    a personalized knit stocking or some of the fab jewelery

  10. tree of enchantment oil lamps

  11. Allison B. says:

    I like the channel birthstone bracelet.

  12. I would love to get my daughter the personalized kid’s faces throw pillow cover
    how cute

  13. I like the family circle necklace

  14. Soha Molina says:

    cubist martini set

  15. large leather jewelry box

  16. I saw some really cute scarves!

  17. his and hers long johns. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

  18. Margaret Smith says:

    The channel birthstone bracelet would make a wonderful gift.
    Thanks so much.

  19. I think I’d get the personalized fairy tale storybook.
    hschonrock at yahoo dot com

  20. I would like to get the “mother’s eternal love necklace”

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  21. personalized family ornament is what I’d get

  22. Topaz sterling silver ring.

  23. I like the punched letter votives

  24. Pearl and diamond earrings

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  25. Mommydoll13 says:

    alice and wonderland catchall

  26. Betty Baez says:

    gadget charger for the card, gift for hubby

  27. EMMA L HORTON says:


  28. Brenda Gaines says:

    the cubist martini set

  29. I would put it toward the cashmere tank & shorts set! It looks amazingly comfortable!

  30. Linda Lansford says:

    I will buy artisan 14K gold fill teardrop earrings $99.95

  31. I’d purchase the floral measuring cups.

  32. I’d get the leather jewelry portfolio

  33. Amanda Kinder says:

    I’d get the rocking horse snow globe.

  34. Monique Rizzo says:

    I like the personalized knit stockings.
    Thanks for the chance.

  35. I would get the full dozen gourmet dipped fancy berries.

  36. I’d get the Floral Measuring Cups.

  37. Melissa Zimmerman says:

    Chocolate covered oreos

  38. I might buy the garden stool + kneeler

  39. Douglas Houston says:

    I like the Cubist Martini Glasses

  40. Sarah Hirsch says:

    i like the featherweight cashmere scarf

  41. Elizabeth K says:

    I would purchase the bird seed chalet

  42. Personalized family nest wall art

  43. I’d love to get one of the inspire bracelets – the cross one

  44. I would get the personalized all is calm throw pillow.

  45. Carrie Phelps says:

    It would be fun to have the family conversation tabletopics.

  46. Personalized beer glasses

  47. Patty White says:

    I like the twist candlesticks

  48. April Lane says:

    Some new cookware

  49. I’d love to get the Night Before Christmas set, it would be a fun tradition to start


  50. Theron Willis says:

    Because I like to load my wallet with eccentric items,other than standard cards, I’d buy the Wallet Bottle Opener.

    Hope to win!

  51. paige chandler says:

    I’d choose the Pearl and Diamond earrings.

  52. I would get the beer holster.


  53. I love the design your own superhero cape

  54. I would love the 100 good wishes baby quilt

  55. I’d love to snatch up the murano glass beads bracelet.

  56. Crystal F says:

    I would get the wish ball ornament. Thank you!

  57. I would get the car trunk organizer and cooler.

  58. Michelle S says:

    I like the Christmas Brownie Pops

  59. personalized pirate storybook

  60. Meaghan F. says:

    I really like the “there’s no place like home” wall art.

  61. I like the “Year of Seeds”.

  62. Katherine says:
  63. Kristy Thiel says:

    what a great contest! I’d get the five star terry robe 🙂 Thanks for hosting!

  64. Allison Lewis says:
  65. I like the cubist martini set.

  66. I would definitely buy the personalized collar stays. Thanks!

  67. I love the sculptured jewelry family tree.

  68. I think the Jewelry Tree would make a great gift!

  69. Shannon Egan says:

    I might get the Italian herb garden. 🙂

  70. Christina Filippes says:

    I like knit stockings

  71. round insignia charms!

  72. jessica vaughan gengler says:

    family necklaces

  73. Jennifer S says:

    Sleep Sheep

  74. The picnic backpack

  75. I might purchase the Family Handprint Frame.

  76. classic large hoop necklace

  77. I like the sculpted jewelry tree!

  78. Melanie Johnson says:

    I love the handprint canvas kit!

  79. I like the holiday merriment bouquet

  80. I’d get the leather jewelry portfolio.

  81. I would love to purchase the family tree frame tree.

  82. I like the Cubist Chip & Dip Tray.

  83. Michelle Fosnaugh says:

    I really like the baby elephant ring holder

  84. Artisan Charm Necklace!

  85. I think I would purchase the family necklace

  86. Samantha C. says:

    Love the Personalized Snowman Long Johns!

  87. I would get the tree of enchantment oil lamp

  88. I’d get the Acorn Spa Slippers as a gift.

  89. I’d like to get the Murano Glass Beads Bracelet for myself or as a gift.

  90. Rachel L. says:

    I’d love the Lamb Cuddling Mat for my son!

  91. Russell Moore says:

    I’d like the personalized nickname cookie jar.

  92. i like the sculpted jewelry catch all
    nannypanpan at

  93. Susan Smith says:

    I like the diamond and pearl earrings

  94. The trunk organizer for my daughter 🙂 LOL

  95. Theresa D says:

    I would love to get the personalized pub glasses for my husband.

  96. i like natural wooden watch

  97. Anne Nack says:

    love to get the family handprint frame!

  98. I like the Cubist Appetizer set.

  99. Paula Hafner says:

    I think i would put it towards the sign that says “You Make Me Happy When Skies Are Grey”.

  100. Jill Myrick says:

    I would love to purchase the Bamboo Terry Robe.


  101. id get something for my kids

  102. Amanda Mclemore says:

    murano glass beads bracelet

  103. I would totally get the beer tasting glass set!

  104. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I’d probably get the hidden message collar stays for dh.

  105. I like the stackable birthstone rings.

  106. I like the recycled glass hummingbird feeder

  107. Diana Russell says:

    I am loving RedEnvelope’s “Whisky Lover’s” Set – what a great idea!


  108. I’d get the Cashmere Scarf.

  109. I would buy the Rosemary Tree from Red Envelope.


  110. I like the three tier basil planter plus seeds

  111. I might purchase the women’s therapeutic terry slippers.


  112. I like the floral measuring cups…..

  113. Debra Hall says:

    i would buy the holiday cottage cake pan

  114. I’d purchase the bird seed chalet

  115. Stephanie Jones says:

    I love the envirosax floral bloom market bags

  116. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    giant gummy bear
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  117. Jillian T says:

    AHHH!!! There are so many cool things on the site, its hard to choose. Its between the leather wristlet and the good luck necklace.

  118. Christine says:

    personalized knit stockings

  119. Angela Winesburg says:

    inspire bracelets

  120. Would love the gardening gloves. Would make a great gift for my MIL.

  121. Erin Lawrence says:

    I would love to purchase the Girl’s Alphabet Wall Art!

  122. Christina Brundick says:

    I like the deluxe baby keepsake set and story of us book

  123. I like the jewel blossom vases

  124. Brittney House says:

    I would love a wine making kit.

  125. I would get the Brass Round Insignia Charm Necklace for my sister.
    textbookmommy at gmail dot com

  126. I’d get the Italian Herb Garden

  127. I might purchase their fleece’s getting very cold lately!

  128. tracey byram says:

    I’d like to have the artisan large scale necklace.

  129. Angela Cisco says:

    I might purchase the mouthman hoodie

  130. I would probably buy one of those giant gummy bears, lol!

  131. Melanie Dauterive says:

    I like the Beer Tasting Glass set

  132. mary gardner says:

    i really like the Acorn Spa Slippers

    marygardner49 at aol dot com

  133. Tiffany Hearn says:

    I love the sculpted jewelry tree!

  134. I like the twilight turtle nightlight! 🙂

  135. bird seed chalet

  136. angel candleholder

  137. Colleen Goldrick says:

    personalized fairy tale book

  138. Julie Moe says:

    I’d like to get the personalized knit stockings.

  139. Pattie DeSoto says:

    I JUST LOVE Red Envelope!! I seen several items items that I would like to get but my favorite would be the twilight ladybug night light

  140. I might choose the Personalized Pie Dish for my neighbor.

  141. I would get my husband the five star terry robe.

  142. Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster says:

    I love the Scuplted Jewelry Tree – it would make a great gift too!

  143. Carol Foster says:

    I would get the Mr Beer for my father in law
    carolkfoster at comcast dot net

  144. I might get the Wall Gallery Frame Set.

  145. Laura Jacobson says:

    Oh I would love the twilight turtle nightlight ! Carter would love this so much in his room when he sleeps at night.

  146. Claire McKeon says:

    I like the vinturi wine aerator!

    mosaic317 at gmail dot com

  147. Lily Kwan says:

    I would choose the yolka chocolate christmas ornaments.

  148. i might get the floral measuring cups

  149. I love the beautiful jewelry tree!

  150. Lucy Schwartz says:

    I am interested in one of the herb growing sets that they have. To have fresh herbs grown at home during the winter sounds wonderful.

  151. ReggieMann says:

    I would get the Sculpted Jewelry Tree

  152. I like the women’s cashmere gloves

  153. I’d purchase the sculpted jewelry tree.

  154. Lisa Garner says:

    I would get the nickname snack bowls.

  155. I would buy the mens leather excursion travel case

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  156. the personalized mug. thank you!

  157. shirley pebbles says:

    I like the personalized fairy tale books.

  158. I love Murano Glass so this is a no brainer for me: murano glass bead bracelet

  159. I would get the deluxe valet.

  160. Thanks for the giveaway…would choose the “personalizable buffalo nickel money clip wallet”

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

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