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Here’s A Genius Hack For Those Vintage Casserole Dishes You Can Find At Thrift Stores

There is a genius idea — hack, if you will — for making people casseroles in something a little more fancy than a to-go aluminum dish. Keep reading to find out more.

This has been a really hectic last couple of months. There have been births. There have been deaths. And at every one of them, I like to bring food.

Sometimes it’s spaghetti, sometimes it’s macaroni casserole, and if I’m feeling really wild, sometimes it’s butternut squash soup.

I learned a LONG time ago, never make somebody else food in a container you’re not willing to part with. About 70% of the time, I never see my casserole dishes again.

Disposable containers — you know, those aluminum things you can buy from Walmart — have been my recent go-to when it comes to making food for other people. They are relatively cheap, and they are made for one use. Perfect!


But, check out this idea. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before!!

You know those retro casserole dishes? The ones that EVERYONE had in the 1970s and 80s. They are the CorningWare-type dishes that you would find at church potlucks on Sundays with the family back in the day.

Well, we may not have any of those readily on hand anymore — BUT — you can find a whole bunch of them at your local thrift stores!

You can literally get them for like 50 cents if you intentionally go and look for them.

They are (most of the time) even cheaper than going and buying those aluminum baking dishes!!

So, here’s what you do. Make people casseroles, soups, spaghetti bakes, or maybe even enchiladas in one of those retro dishes.

Tell the recipients of the food that you don’t need the dishes returned. They can either keep it or pass it along to someone else who can use it.

Voila!! You have an excellent meal, in a nice casserole dish, and you don’t have that aluminum trash to deal with when the food is gone!!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle in action!