Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Hot Dish Chronicles, part 2

Inscription on the inside cover:

3/9/82 Dear Irene--Enjoy cooking the Congregational way!! Love, Pattie & Florence

My new Pyrex casserole dish has officially been christened with a Hot Dish recipe I found in the above 1980's Fargo, N.Dakota 'church' cookbook from a local yard sale. It had been a rainy week when I found this and luckily cool enough to turn on the oven. This hotdish recipe included a hamburger/tomato soup/noodle mixture with a can of cream corn and grated cheese baked on top. Wonderful comfort food!
The week I bought the blue casserole dish I can't seem to quit talking about, I found the rectangle yellow one (possibly from the same family kitchen?) at the same thrift store. Now I'm always on the lookout for small Fireking, etc. pastel pitchers. So far I have these two. I'm of the mind that blue should be next.

My tomato crop is slow and still has black spots which seem to only be topical, but are really delicious. 'Celebrity' is a winner.


Curtis said...

Sounds and looks good! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the kind words.

Rena said...

I love comfort food (especially when served in cozy dishes! : )).
Our tomatoes are going full blast right now. More than we know what to do with.
You have an absolutely beautiful blog! I loooove all the flowers.

Julie Marie said...

Noni, I love those old church/community cookbooks. I also love tomato/hamburger/noodle hotdish. I never make it because Dan hates casseroles or hot dishes. This one with the corn and cheese sounds yummy.

Do you read Lila at Indigo Pears' blog? She just emailed me that while cleaning out her mom's things she found a cookbook from the Lutheran Church in Tolna. ND. She said she might blog about it (she also mentioned a hamburger casserole!) Fond memories.


Inland Empire Girl said...

I love pyrex cookware also. I am not having good look this year with tomatoes either. I hope they kick in before frost. The recipe sounds like a keeper.

lila said...

too found a North Dakota cookbook with "hotdish recipes!

I made one called "Shipwreck"...posted it too.

My mom has a dish like your yellow one. She only used it in the refriderator for Jello or for leftovers...never used it in the over...and the dishwasher will fade that yellow!

lila said...

I'm tired! that's "refrigerator" and "oven"!