A type of baked casserole served hot in a dish
Uff da. I just heard Tina's grandma passed away.
Yeah, I'm bringing over a hot dish tomorrow for the family.
|Uff da||Expression of dismay, surprise, or relief|
|Ope||Expression of surprise|
|BYOF||Bring your own food|
|Food baby||A bloated stomach from eating a lot of food|
|Food coma||Tired feeling after eating a lot of food|
|Nomonym||A food that tastes similar to another food|
|USFDA||United States Food and Drug Administration|
|Foodie||A person who loves food|
|Minnesota goodbye||A drawn-out goodbye|
|Up north||Anywhere north of your location|
Hot dish (or "hotdish") is a term for a casserole that people in the Upper Midwest (typically Minnesotans and North Dakotans) often prepare and consume. The hot dish may comprise various ingredients but often includes meat, starch, canned vegetables, and soup.
The most prominent type of hot dish is the Tater Tot hot dish, which usually includes ground beef, onions, green beans, corn, cream of mushroom soup, and tater tots (of course). Other common types of hot dishes include Green Bean, Tuna Noodle, Shepherd's Inn, Wild Rice, Ham & Cheese, and Meatball.
Origin of hot dish
The origin of "hot dish" is unclear, but it gained popularity in the Upper Midwest (unofficial cuisine of Minnesota) among large farm families and church get-togethers. The food became a favorite of many Scandinavian communities because it was easy to make in large quantities to feed big groups of people, cost-effective, and good for warming up people's insides during frigid evenings. Additionally, the ingredients would often come from things produced on local farms, such as animals, vegetables, and dairy.