Country Lore: Insulated Casserole Carrier

Make this reader's nifty insulated casserole carrier from a cardboard box and shredded newspaper.

| October/November 2010

  • insulated casserole carrier
    A covered cardboard box can easily become an insulated casserole carrier.
    PHOTO: INDIGOLOTOS/FOTOLIA

  • insulated casserole carrier

Ever take a “just-out-of-the-oven” casserole to a potluck dinner, but have a problem handling the hot dish or keeping it hot? You can use a “hot” box/insulated casserole carrier that’s simple to make and doesn’t cost a cent.

To make a box, select a sturdy, medium-size cardboard box with a lid. (Check to see whether the bottom needs to be reinforced with tape.) Fill it with shredded newspaper. The more paper you use, the more effectively it will insulate. Next, make a nest in the insulation for your covered dish. Have at least 3 inches of insulation on the sides and bottom. Cover the shredded paper with a towel that’s large enough to fold back over the casserole dish. Fill a pillowcase with shredded paper or use a small pillow to set on top of the casserole dish — one that will fit inside the box when the top is closed.

When you’re ready to transport the casserole dish, set it in the nest, fold the cloth over it, place the prepared pillowcase on top and close the lid.

Janet Park
Seattle, Washington








mother earth news fair 2018 schedule

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Next: October 13-14, 2018
Topeka, KS

Whether you want to learn how to grow and raise your own food, build your own root cellar, or create a green dream home, come out and learn everything you need to know — and then some!

LEARN MORE









Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 64% Off the Cover Price

Money-Saving Tips in Every Issue!

Mother Earth NewsAt MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet's natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. You'll find tips for slashing heating bills, growing fresh, natural produce at home, and more. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.95 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.95 for 6 issues.

Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
International Subscribers - Click Here
Canadian subscriptions: 1 year (includes postage & GST).


Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter flipboard
Free Product Information Classifieds